Published by St. Martin's Press Genres: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage
Published by St. Martin's Press on July 17th, 2018
Genres: Horror, Thriller, Mystery
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Sweetness can be deceptive.
She’s the sweet-but-silent angel in the adoring eyes of her Daddy. He’s the only person who understands her, and all Hanna wants is to live happily ever after with him. But Mommy stands in her way, and she’ll try any trick she can think of to get rid of her. Ideally for good.
She loves her daughter, really, but after years of expulsions and strained home schooling, her precarious health and sanity are weakening day by day. As Hanna’s tricks become increasingly sophisticated, and Suzette's husband remains blind to the failing family dynamics, Suzette starts to fear that there’s something seriously wrong, and that maybe home isn’t the best place for their baby girl after all.
Lisa’s Review: I was lucky enough to receive an advanced copy of this book from St. Martin’s Press. A HUGE thanks to them.
This book is freaking intense but amazing. I love books that really make me say or think WTF and this one totally did that on many occasions.
Suzette wants to be the perfect mother but struggles with how to do that with her hellion daughter, Hannah. Suzette knew when Hannah was younger that she was not going to be the perfect daughter she had hoped for but I don’t believe she was expecting Hannah to be how she is and try to kill her.
Hannah loves her Daddy very much and behaves innocently around him; however, when Daddy is not around she is completely out of control. Hannah also does not speak so the dialogue from her is what she is thinking which I think makes it even creepier.
Suzette tries to get her husband to open his eyes to what is happening with Hannah and it takes a lot to make him see.
I was so pulled into this book and didn’t want to put it down at all. I was intrigued by Hannah because I was trying to sort out if she was possessed, evil or mentally ill. The dynamics between Suzette and Hannah were also interesting because Suzette has her own issues which come into the mix between her and Hannah’s relationship. At the end, I still don’t know how to classify Hannah and am still thinking about her weeks after reading the book.
I loved this book with all of its WTFness. I understand there is a lot of controversy around this book because of Hannah but, for me, the controversy makes me love it even more. I hope you all give this book a try because it is amazingly written, well paced and will leave you thinking and appreciating your own children.