Little Darlings by Melanie Golding

“Look at someone every day for long enough and you stop seeing what everyone else sees. You start to see what no one else sees, what is kept hidden from most people.”



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.


A thriller that got me at the edge of my seat. I’m a sucker for a good mystery novel that involves a mother and child.

The protagonist, Lauren, is a new mother to two twins. She’s managing as much as she can. However, something came to her that night she was alone with her twins. Grim folktale legends about twins is what grabbed my attention and it did not disappoint. I also heard this will be turned into a movie production and I can’t wait to watch it. The story did come to life and I can see why it’s being turned into a movie.

I give this book four stars. A mother’s love is put to the test. Will you do anything to get back what is yours?


*Little Darlings was reviewed in ebook format and was provided for me for review thru netgalley *

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