Today I am reviewing Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage. This was released on the 16th of July, published by Penguin eBooks.
What would you do if you started to believe your child was a psychopath?
On the outside it looks like Suzette has it all. A stunning ultra-modern home, designed by her handsome Swedish husband. A beautiful, but silent, seven-year-old daughter who is fiercely intelligent. But under the shiny veneer, the cracks are all too clear.
For her daughter Hanna isn’t just clever, she’s dangerous. Her behaviour is carefully calculated. She adores her father, yet wants Suzette to disappear. And as Hanna’s tricks become increasingly sophisticated – from tampering with her mother’s daily medication, imitating a rabid dog, to setting Suzette on fire – it’s increasingly clear that there is something seriously wrong with their little girl.
Because what kind of child wants to kill their own mother?
‘Stage expertly crafts this creepy, can’t-put-it-down thriller into a fearless exploration of parenting and marriage that finds the cracks in unconditional love’ Publishers Weekly
Wow! What can I say about this book. Disturbing is what it is, but hard to put down.
I was gripped from the start and was taken on a ride of horror at the child’s determination to do anything to get rid of her mother so she can have her father all to herself.
A chilling read that will stay with me for awhile.
This book also goes under the title Bad Apple.
Let’s Get to Know Zoje Stage
Zoje Stage is the USA Today and internationally bestselling author of BABY TEETH and WONDERLAND. Her third novel, GETAWAY, will be published August 17, 2021. A former filmmaker with a penchant for the dark and suspenseful, she lives in Pittsburgh.