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Little Darlings

(2019)
A novel by

 
 
SOON TO BE A MOTION PICTURE

Film rights sold to Notting Hill director Roger Michell and producer Kevin Loader

A new mother becomes convinced that her children are not her own...

Lauren, a new mother, is exhausted by the demands of her twin boys. Since coming home from the hospital, she rarely leaves the house. But it isn't only new motherhood keeping her there. Lauren knows someone is watching them and someone wants her babies. It started with an incident at the hospital and an emergency call in the middle of the night. No one believes her -- not her husband, not the police -- until one day in the park when everything changes. Is Lauren mad or does she know something no one else does?

A gripping novel that gets to the heart of a mother's worst fears, and how often they are ignored.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Viscerally creepy and compelling – a contemporary dark fairy tale that reeled me in like tales of old." - Angela Clarke

"Deep. Dark. Utterly addictive. I read this extraordinary book in one, breathless gulp…Be warned – you can't unread this story. It will haunt you." - Teresa Driscoll

"Rich and satisfying, this is part who-done-it, part fairy tale, part psychological thriller. It delivers on all fronts and will continue to rattle you, long after you have put it down." - Felicity Everett

"A story that is in turn enthralling, creepy and downright sinister, Melanie Golding turns fairy tales on their heads…A brilliant, heart-pounding read." - Lisa Hall

"A changeling-inspired page-turner of note with a highly satisfying ending, it’ll stay with you long after you’ve read it." - Sarah Lotz

"Dark, richly evocative, tense and thought-provoking. Taps into every woman's fear that she will not be believed." - Mel McGrath

"Chilling story, beautiful prose. Little Darlings is stunning." - Clare Mackintosh

"Riveting, terrifying and at times heartbreaking…Melanie Golding’s disturbing portrait of a new mother’s paranoia is superbly written, cleverly plotted and gruesomely beautiful in an unforgettable way. A stunning debut and a uniquely creepy premise." - Annie Ward

"Little Darlings is brilliant – beautifully written, disturbing and deliciously creepy." - Roz Watkins


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Hardback Editions

September 2019 : USA Library Binding

Title: Little Darlings (Wheeler Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): Melanie Golding
ISBN: 1-4328-6904-3 / 978-1-4328-6904-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing Large Print
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April 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Little Darlings: The most addictive and haunting debut of 2019
Author(s): Melanie Golding
ISBN: 0-00-829367-8 / 978-0-00-829367-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HQ
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April 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Little Darlings: A Novel
Author(s): Melanie Golding
ISBN: 1-68331-997-4 / 978-1-68331-997-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
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Paperback Editions

December 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Little Darlings
Author(s): Melanie Golding
ISBN: 0-00-829371-6 / 978-0-00-829371-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HQ
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April 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Little Darlings: The most addictive and haunting debut of 2019
Author(s): Melanie Golding
ISBN: 0-00-829368-6 / 978-0-00-829368-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: HQ
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


April 2019 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Little Darlings: A Novel
Author(s): Melanie Golding
ISBN: 1-4434-5682-9 / 978-1-4434-5682-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperAvenue
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Audio Editions

May 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Little Darlings
Author(s): Melanie Golding
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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May 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Little Darlings
Author(s): Melanie Golding
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon AU   


May 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Little Darlings
Author(s): Melanie Golding
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


April 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Little Darlings: A Novel
Author(s): Melanie Golding
ISBN: 1-982628-74-X / 978-1-982628-74-1
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
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April 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Little Darlings: Library Edition
Author(s): Melanie Golding
ISBN: 1-982628-73-1 / 978-1-982628-73-4
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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April 2019 : MP3 CD
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Title: Little Darlings
Author(s): Melanie Golding
ISBN: 1-982628-75-8 / 978-1-982628-75-8
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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April 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Little Darlings: A Novel
Author(s): Melanie Golding
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


April 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Little Darlings: A Novel
Author(s): Melanie Golding
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2019 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Little Darlings: The most addictive and haunting debut of 2019
Author(s): Melanie Golding
Publisher: HQ
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


April 2019 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Little Darlings: A Novel
Author(s): Melanie Golding
Publisher: HarperAvenue
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2019 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Little Darlings: A Novel
Author(s): Melanie Golding
Publisher: Crooked Lane Books
Availability: Amazon CA