This novel can be summed up with a few words … creepy, disturbing and disgusting.
Suzette is a stay-at-home mother of seven-year-old Hanna, who cannot―or will not―speak and she’s scared to death of her daughter. Alex, Hanna’s father, wants to believe his wife’s accounts of Hanna’s cruel and unusual behavior, but Alex never sees this side of Hanna. She shows her daddy only the best.
Hanna made my skin crawl and stomach to churn. Simply put she freaked me out! I thought the author did a nice job making Hanna’s character scary. While I found the actions of this seven-year-old unbelievable at times, I often forget her age because I was too busy cringing and hiding my face because of her actions.
As I mentioned, I found Baby Teeth creepy, disturbing and downright disgusting, but I kept turning the pages. What was really happening? Disappoint crept in because I don’t feel I got the full answer to that question. And I needed an answer to that. I needed that firm solution, but maybe in situations like these there are no firm solutions.
If you find horror and talk of witches unlikable, don’t pick up this book, it’s not for you. While these are not among my favorite subjects, there was something compelling about this book and I’m glad I read it.
Tonight, I won’t let an inch of my body hang over the bed. Something could be under there to get me you know!
Thank you, St. Martin’s Press, for the advanced copy provided in exchange for my honest review.
Rating: 3 stars
Title: Baby Teeth
Author: Zoje Stage
Release Date: July 17, 2018