If you are in need of a blood chilling thriller to make your heart pound, Baby Teeth is for you! Author Zoje Stage mastered dark and suspenseful when she created Hanna, a seven year old, only child of Suzette and Alex. Suzette had a difficult childhood, poor mothering and a continual battle with Crones Disease, and when she meets Alex in a professional environment, he saved her from loneliness and despair by respecting her design work and falling in love. Alex, an architect, is a cheery Swedish man who desperately loves his wife, Suzette, and showers his very bright but mute daughter Hanna with love and attention. Both parents want to be the best they can be; they spend lots of time with Hanna, they have patience for their daughter, but she doesn’t speak a word and seems to only love her Daddy.
After being kicked out of several preschools for bad behavior that Alex cannot recognize or accept, Suzette is homeschooling her daughter but seeing red flags in her behavior towards her. She witnesses outrageous outbursts but due to her lack of confidence in her parenting and wife skills, she keeps some of what she experiences with her daughter to herself so as not to upset her disbelieving husband.
Hanna has an alter ego that seems to want to kill Mommy so she can have Daddy all to herself and she is working on a plan. When mother and daughter are alone she terrorizes and scares her but when Daddy gets home she is her cuddly sweet self.
Life becomes dangerous for Suzette when warnings escalate from Hanna’s artwork that depicts a dead Mommy to Hanna speaking obscene and threatening messages to her mother when nobody else is around to sophisticated scheming that leads to illness and physical violence! Suzette and Alex’s parenting skills are in question along with safety in their home when they finally reach out for help ad share what is going on with outsiders as the danger and threats escalate…but will it be too late?
This is a creepy story…but good creepy! If you want to feel positive about your own family, OR you don’t want to have children, this book will support you in a big way! Baby Teeth is a quick summer read that will keep you engaged and freaked out.
About the author:
An author of dark and suspenseful novels, Zoje lives in Pittsburgh, PA. Her debut novel BABY TEETH (St. Martin’s Press) was released 17 July 2018. It will be released in the UK as BAD APPLE (Transworld) on 9 Aug.