Grumpy Book Grrrl

a writer and reader

Release date: April 30, 2019

It was a quick, entertaining read. A psychological thriller that blurred the lines between fantasy and reality. Throughout the entire book, I was wondering if the bizarre things happening to Lauren were real or a figment of her imagination. Lauren has an encounter with a creepy woman who wants to switch her twin babies with changelings. Lauren freaks out and calls for help, but no one believes her. The doctor says she imagined it.

This book was excellent in its portrayal of the difficulties of coping with parenthood. Lauren’s situation was different. She had postpartum depression although her situation almost deviated more toward postpartum psychosis than depression. Lauren was overwhelmed, miserable, tired, and lonely. The way she was feeling, aside from the paranoia of someone being out to get her, was easy to relate to. It’s not easy being the primary caretaker of babies especially without much support.

The story was told from the perspective of two people: Lauren and Harper. Harper was a police officer investigating Lauren’s case. Her perspective was boring although it did give extra incite to Lauren’s situation. I didn’t understand why she was inclined to believe Lauren. Her personal issues were of no interest to me whatsoever. I skimmed through most of that.

The ending was alright. Things went the way I expected them to. In some ways, the ending was as ambiguous as the rest of the story.

I received this from Netgalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: ★★★½

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