Book Reviews

Little Darlings

By Melanie Golding


Publisher: Crooked Lane Books

Pages: 304

Date Reviewed: October 31, 2018 (April 30, 2019)




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Beyond creepy.

While reading the urge to reach out to other new mother's was on my mind, balanced against the urge to not share it with them as it would keep them awake at night.

Little Darlings is a delicate and excellent balance with an unreliable narrator while keeping the reading guessing to what is real, what is not and who's motivations are impacting the story.

The plot line keeps you twisting and turning as it unravels the mystery piece by piece. The character development of Joanna felt very real but more could have been done with the development of Amy, Patrick and Natalie.

An excellent story, one to keep you up at night.



"The frightening truth she had to face, that she had faced, and lived through. And it had saved her babies, if not quite herself."

About the Author - Melanie Golding


Melanie Golding


Melanie Golding is a graduate of the MA in creative writing program at Bath Spa University, with distinction. She has been employed in many occupations including farm hand, factory worker, childminder and music teacher. Throughout all this, because and in spite of it, there was always the writing. In recent years she has won and been shortlisted in several local and national short story competitions. Little Darlings is her first novel, and has been optioned for screen by Free Range Films, the team behind the adaptation of My Cousin Rachel.



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