Overall Rating: LOVED it! ♥️
I started reading Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage during a cross-country flight and was 80% of the way done when we landed. This novel is gripping – I’m so glad I saved it for the plane because I didn’t want to put it down. Note: there are parts of this story line that may be disturbing to some audiences.
Baby Teeth begins by introducing you to the Jensen (pronounced Yensen) family and their 7-year-old daughter, Hanna. All Suzette wanted was the best for her daughter but Hanna’s calamitous and calculating behavior is evident to everyone around her, except her father. She a master at manipulating him, transforming into the perfect daughter when he’s in the room and although she’s already been kicked out of two schools for some seriously disturbing behavior – like hurting other children and setting a fire – he refuses to see it. Hanna’s mental state is frightful; like getting a look inside the mind of a child psychopath. She’s determined to eliminate her mother while keeping Daddy all to herself; wrapped around her little finger.
It’s impossible to not become transfixed on the relationships in this story. You’ll follow the struggle of parents trying to come to terms with who their child is – longing to love her but terrified of what she’ll do next. Then you’ll follow Hanna through her own shrewd and calculating thoughts. You’ll be frightened by the strength of her own delusions and her determination to get what she wants. This novel is gripping, dramatic, powerful and twisted; you won’t be able to put it down.
Baby Teeth is set to release in July 2018 – if you’re a fan of thrillers this is one you’re definitely going to want to put on your summer TBR list!
Have you read this book or plan on picking it up? Let me know your thoughts in the comments! ☺️