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Little darlings / Melanie Golding.

Golding, Melanie, author. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library GOL (Text) 33500013056809 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library GOL (Text) 33500013051891 New Available -
Roseau Public Library GOL (Text) 35500006163222 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1683319974
  • ISBN: 9781683319979
  • Physical Description: 312 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Crooked Lane, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: 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. As everyone around her celebrates their return, Lauren begins to scream--These are not my babies.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 March #1
    *Starred Review* As Little Darlings opens, a new mother wades into an English river with her twin babies, intent on drowning them. A woman who would do such a thing must be evil or insane—or is she? Debut author Golding spins a modern story of ghosts and fairy tales while also exploring the harsh reality of twenty-first century motherhood. We flash back to Lauren Tranter giving birth to her twins, Riley and Morgan. As Lauren struggles to acclimate to her new identity as a mother, a shadow appears in the hospital, intent on stealing the boys and replacing them with her own ghostly children. When Detective Sergeant Joanna Harper responds to her emergency call, she feels a connection to the case, but she can't convince her bosses that Lauren needs help. Both women must fight against a society that doesn't believe or trust them. Golding beautifully blends the supernatural with the everyday, keeping readers riveted to the page as they question what is true. Parents, particularly mothers, will see themselves in both Lauren and Harper. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

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.

Subject: Changelings > Fiction.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Psychological fiction.

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