The Need by Helen Phillips Review

I didn't really know what to expect going into this one but one thing is for sure, once I started reading, I could not put it down! The beginning was one of the best I've read in a while. I kept turning page after page, until I realized it was past my bedtime by a few hours. 

Every mother who juggles the multimillion responsibilities of her different roles, will enjoy this one. I don't want to say too much, but just to be clear, this one is not a thriller. It does have some intense parts, but not for the reasons you would think. 

There were some really creepy parts that gave me goosebumps. Some of the things the children did or said had me like whaaat!? The author did a phenomenal job with her novel and I applaud her for making my heart race a few times.

This would be an excellent choice if you are looking to read something different and well written, give this one a try. You won't be disappointed! 

Thank you to Simon & Schuster Canada for my gifted copy. Also, thank you to Alexandra for including such a sweet note in my package. Little things like that makes a reader happy! :)

My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Here's a quick synopsis:
When Molly, home alone with her two young children, hears footsteps in the living room, she tries to convince herself it’s the sleep deprivation. She’s been hearing things these days. Startling at loud noises. Imagining the worst-case scenario. It’s what mothers do, she knows.

But then the footsteps come again, and she catches a glimpse of movement.

Suddenly Molly finds herself face-to-face with an intruder who knows far too much about her and her family. As she attempts to protect those she loves most, Molly must also acknowledge her own frailty. Molly slips down an existential rabbit hole where she must confront the dualities of motherhood: the ecstasy and the dread; the languor and the ferocity; the banality and the transcendence as the book hurtles toward a mind-bending conclusion. (Reference : Goodreads)

Happy reading,

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