Waiting On Wednesday (91)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event that
spotlights upcoming releases that I’m really
looking forward to. Waiting On Wednesday
is the creation of Jill at Breaking the Spine.

This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

Baby Teeth
Zoje Stage
St. Martin’s Press, July 2018
Mystery, Horror, Thriller

From the publisher—

Suzette is a devoted stay-at-home mother doing everything she can to connect with her seven-year-old daughter, who cannot―or will not―speak. But ever since Hanna was a baby, Suzette couldn’t help but feel despised by her. Manipulated. And scared to death.

Alex, Hanna’s father, wants to believe his wife’s accounts of Hanna’s cruel and unusual behavior. The only problem is that Alex has never really seen it, himself: Hanna shows him nothing but love. Which is driving Suzette literally crazy. Could it be that Hanna is just a typical, naughty girl―one whose everyday antics toward her mother point to intelligence, creativity, maybe even charm? Or is Hanna, as Suzette fears, actually trying to kill her?

A powerhouse, razor-sharp novel of psychological suspense from blazing new talent Zoje Stage, Baby Teeth raises more questions than it answers―and will leave you guessing until its shocking conclusion.

Why am I waiting so eagerly? A movie that has stuck with me for many, many years is “The Bad Seed” and this book sounds very much like that film. I’m really interested to see how Ms. Stage handles the concept and if it has the same kind of intense creepiness. Creepy is good 😉