As other reviewers are saying, this was one creepy book. I have mixed feelings about it, both good and bad. While I hate to leave negative feedback, I have to say that I feel the book is overrated. It started out so good. I couldn’t put it down. Then as it progressed, my mind started wondering. Any mother will relate to the beginning when the main character gives birth then how she is so exhausted but never sleeps the same again because of worrying about the babies still breathing or someone taking them. But to top it off, someone, or rather SOMETHING, is trying to take her babies before she even leaves the hospital! The nurses all say no one was in there and she still has the same babies she gave birth to. This book blends real life drama with fairy tales. I love stories about changlings and that touch on this book seems so real. It’s a grown up fairy tale touch. All through the book, the reader doesn’t know what is real or what is imagined. Who to believe or trust or if the mother is crazy. The husband was odd. His character was ok but after the first half he was sort of bland and one dimensional. Because of the last half not holding my interest as much and mainly because I hated the ending, I gave it three stars. I hope the movie is a lot better.
Thank you so much to Crooked Lane Books and NetGalley for the opportunity of reading this early.