Book Review: Little Darlings by Melanie Golding

First off, thank you so much to the folks at Crooked Lane for the free book. I’m always incredibly thankful for the advanced/finished copies that publishers are kind enough to send but that doesn’t mean that I am influenced by it. It’s in my bio on how I rate books but I thought I’d just lightly touch on the subject. I’m stingy when it comes to stars because I feel that way too many people are too generous on Goodreads. That being said, this book was 4/5 stars for me.

Myths have always caught my attention. I know they’re basically what are now Urban Legends but I’m always drawn to them. It’s incredible how they live on generation after generation. When I was younger my mother used to tell me stories about duendes that would come at night to steal babies and replace them with their own if you weren’t watching. I was always fascinated with those stories, so when I heard about this book I knew I had to get my hands on it. Little Darlings is the story of how a mother of twin babies desperately tries to get her babies back after she thinks they have been switched. The only problem is that no one can tell, except her. And that’s all you need to know! I always feel that books like these are better read with as little information possible it just in case I’ll include the synopsis below.


Everyone says Lauren Tranter is exhausted, that she needs rest. And they’re right; with newborn twins, Morgan and Riley, she’s never been more tired in her life. But she knows what she saw: that night, in her hospital room, a woman tried to take her babies and replace them with her own… creatures. Yet when the police arrived, they saw no one. Everyone, from her doctor to her husband, thinks she’s imagining things.

A month passes. And one bright summer morning, the babies disappear from Lauren’s side in a park. But when they’re found, something is different about them. The infants look like Morgan and Riley―to everyone else. But to Lauren, something is off. As everyone around her celebrates their return, Lauren begins to scream, These are not my babies.

Determined to bring her true infant sons home, Lauren will risk the unthinkable. But if she’s wrong about what she saw…she’ll be making the biggest mistake of her life.

The book is out now!



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