This is a delightfully creepy story that I couldn’t get enough of. If you are into psychological thrillers, enjoy Grimm’s fairytales, as well as spooky folklore, you must get yourself a copy of this book.

The book starts off with a harrowing account of Lauren giving birth to her twin boys. Let me speak plainly here: shit is gonna get real! I identified so much with what Lauren goes through: the rollercoaster of emotions, as well as the feelings of isolation.  This is a difficult time for any new mother, now add in being accosted by a creepy hag who is hellbent on stealing your babies from you, but everyone thinks that you’ve lost your mind.

Is Lauren suffering from post-partum psychosis or have her twin babies been swapped out with changelings? It’s up to you to decide.

Oh and I want to add that the husband, Patrick, sucks. I totally hate him and wanted to punch him in the face like a hundred times. Melanie Golding does as incredible job of bringing these characters to life. I also love that each chapter starts with a passage of folklore about twins and/or changelings. That little touch really adds to the creepy, fairy tale like atmosphere of the book.

Highly recommended. Such a fantastic debut!

Thanks to Crooked Lane Books and NetGalley for the ARC!