Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage ~ My Thoughts #BabyTeeth #StMartinsPress


Baby Teeth

Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage
Print and e-book, 320 pages
Published July 17th 2018 by St Martin's Press

Sweetness can be deceptive.

Meet Hanna.

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.

Meet Suzette.

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.

My thoughts about Baby Teeth ~~

(I love to note the first lines of the books I'm reading. First lines can really grab a reader's attention and I love seeing where the author takes the reader after their first lines.)

First line—"Maybe the machine could see the words she never spoke. Maybe they blazed in her bones. Maybe if the people in the white coats blew up the pictures they'd see her thoughts, mapped like mountains and railroad tracks, across her ghostly skull. Hanna knew nothing was wrong with her. But Mommy wanted them to look. Again."

Oh. My. Gosh! What a creepy story. What a creepy, evil, little girl! How can anyone be so conniving and evil, let alone being only seven years old? Everything about this story is so wrong but yet all of that wrongness was what made me want to keep reading and what made me not want to put the book down.

The suspense and twists in this book are unreal and kept me on the edge on my chair the whole time. I have been recommending Baby Teeth to anyone and everyone I know who loves psychological thrillers because this book totally fits the bill.

It is also amazing to me that this is a debut novel. I'm excited to see what the author creates next!

I received an ARC of Baby Teeth from St Martin's Press in exchange for my honest review.

About the author

Zoje Stage

An author of dark and suspenseful novels, Zoje lives in Pittsburgh, PA. Her debut novel Baby Teeth (St. Martin's Press) was released 17 July 2018. It will be released in the UK as Bad Apple (Transworld) on 9 Aug.

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1 comment:

  1. I read this book, too. I almost quit reading it after the first 50 pages, though. It seemed to be a tale of a child's misbehavior and her two wimpy parents, which aggravated me. But I'm glad I kept reading.

    Somehow, this little dysfunctional family really did grab my attention if for no other reason than to see how each of them turned out.


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