Little Darlings by Melanie Golding Review

I usually, don’t like books that involve the supernatural, but I really loved this one! I didn’t find it too implausible.

First off, the writing in this novel is exceptional, it’s extremely well described and creates a very sinister vibe.

The story revolves around a mother, Lauren, and her two newborn identical twins, Riley and Morgan. The author really depicted all the hard work mothers do, and the lack of sleep involved. I found it really brought the story together!

Since I love police procedurals, of course, I loved Detective Harper’s involvement in this story. I especially loved the glimpses into Harper’s personal life! It gave a grounding aspect to the story since most of the time the readers are questioning “What is real and what isn’t?”

Overall the story was absolutely creative and very creepy!

So glad this is becoming a movie, I cannot wait to watch the cinematic version of this brilliant novel!

Thank you to Crooked Lane Books for providing me with an electronic ARC of this book via NetGalley. As usual, my reviews are my honest and unbiased opinions.

Everyone says Lauren Tranter is exhausted, that she needs rest. And they’re right; with newborn twins, Morgan and Riley, she’s never been more tired in her life. But she knows what she saw: that night, in her hospital room, a woman tried to take her babies and replace them with her own…creatures. Yet when the police arrived, they saw no one. Everyone, from her doctor to her husband, thinks she’s imagining things.

A month passes. And one bright summer morning, the babies disappear from Lauren’s side in a park. But when they’re found, something is different about them. The infants look like Morgan and Riley―to everyone else. But to Lauren, something is off. As everyone around her celebrates their return, Lauren begins to scream, These are not my babies.

Determined to bring her true infant sons home, Lauren will risk the unthinkable. But if she’s wrong about what she saw…she’ll be making the biggest mistake of her life.


  1. Great review - I've been interested to pick this one up!

  2. Thank you! :) I hope you enjoy it if you end up picking this one up!