Ok, so I had to work myself up to read this one. I started it and wasn't in the right headspace, so I put it down because I knew I wouldn't enjoy it. Fast forward to now. I've read it. While I was consumed by this book and I couldn't put it down, I was also so disturbed by it. Obviously I enjoyed Zoje's writing style and her storytelling kept me captivated, but I won't lie, I had some serious WTF?! moments happening as I read this. I enjoyed how the story is told from both Hanna's and her mother, Suzette's point of views. It was an epic battle of the wills and a wild ride. The twists and turns and the way things are slowly revealed, will keep the reader wanting to keep turning the page. I do recommend this read, but don't blame any nightmares on me! HA :) And if you do read it, drop me a comment. Tell me what you think!
And can we pause and talk about this cover for a moment!? GAH! I love this!
One of Entertainment Weekly’s Must-Read Books for July
“A wholly original and terrifically creepy story.” —Refinery29
One of PopSugar's "25 Must-Read Books That Will Make July Fly By!"
A Barnes and Noble Blog Best Thriller for July!
One of the "Biggest Thrillers of the Summer" —SheReads
“Summer 2018 Must-Read” —Bookish
“Best Summer Reads for 2018” —Publishers Weekly
“One of 11 Crime Novels You Should Read in July” —Crime Reads
“A twisty, delirious read” —EntertainmentWeekly.com
“New & Noteworthy” —USA Today
“A deliciously creepy read.” —New York Post
A battle of wills between mother and daughter reveals the frailty and falsehood of familial bonds in award-winning playwright and filmmaker Zoje Stage’s tense novel of psychological suspense, Baby Teeth.
Afflicted with a chronic debilitating condition, Suzette Jensen knew having children would wreak havoc on her already fragile body. Nevertheless, she brought Hanna into the world, pleased and proud to start a family with her husband Alex. Estranged from her own mother, Suzette is determined to raise her beautiful daughter with the love, care, and support she was denied.
But Hanna proves to be a difficult child. Now seven-years-old, she has yet to utter a word, despite being able to read and write. Defiant and anti-social, she refuses to behave in kindergarten classes, forcing Suzette to homeschool her. Resentful of her mother’s rules and attentions, Hanna lashes out in anger, becoming more aggressive every day. The only time Hanna is truly happy is when she’s with her father. To Alex, she’s willful and precocious but otherwise the perfect little girl, doing what she’s told.
Suzette knows her clever and manipulative daughter doesn’t love her. She can see the hatred and jealousy in her eyes. And as Hanna’s subtle acts of cruelty threaten to tear her and Alex apart, Suzette fears her very life may be in grave danger…
“Unnerving and unputdownable, Baby Teeth will get under your skin and keep you trapped in its chilling grip until the shocking conclusion.”—New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline
“We Need to Talk About Kevin meets Gone Girl meets The Omen...a twisty, delirious read that will constantly question your sympathies for the two characters as their bond continues to crumble.”—Entertainment Weekly
“A pulse-spiking thriller.”—PopSugar