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This is a debut novel that is captivating, creepy, and bone chilling.

Stay-at-home mom Suzette has her hands full trying to connect with her daughter, Hanna.

Hanna is seven years old and she cannot, or will not speak. On top of that, Suzette can’t shake the feeling that Hanna, her own daughter, actually despises her.

Suzette’s ex-husband, Alex, wants to believe her versions of Hanna’s unusual behavior, but he has never seen it firsthand. Hanna displays only love and affection for him and that drives Suzette crazy. Maybe Hanna is just a typical, young girl, but it seems that she loves her Daddy, Alex and hates her Mommy, Suzette.

This is a tale that unfolds in alternating chapters from the perspectives of Hanna and Suzette. Suzette’s chapters convey her fear, anger, frustration, and desperation. Hanna’s chapters show her perspective and desire to ‘fix’ things. She sees Suzette as the only thing standing in the way of complete devotion of her father, Alex, and she plots ways to step up her game against Mommy.

If you are into chilling, psychological thrillers about evil, creepy children, this is the novel for you.

 

— Amy Handley

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One of Entertainment Weekly's Must-Read Books for July - People Magazine's Book of the Week - One of Bustle's "Fifteen Books With Chilling Protagonists That Will Keep You Guessing" - One of PopSugar's "25 Must-Read Books That Will Make July Fly By " - One of the "Biggest Thrillers of the Summer"--SheReads - A Barnes and Noble Blog Best Thriller for July - "New & Noteworthy" --USA Today - "Summer 2018 Must-Read"--Bookish - "One of 11 Crime Novels You Should Read in July"--Crime Reads - "Best Summer Reads for 2018"--Publishers Weekly

"Gripping"--InStyle
"Propulsive."--New York Times Book Review
"A wholly original and terrifically creepy story."--Refinery29
"A twisty, delirious read"--EntertainmentWeekly.com
"A deliciously creepy read."--New York Post

MEET HANNA: Seven-year-old Hanna is a sweet-but-silent angel in the eyes of her adoring father Alex. He's the only person who understands her. But her mother Suzette stands in her way, and she'll try any trick she can think of to get rid of her. Ideally for good.

MEET SUZETTE: Suzette loves her daughter, but after years of expulsions and strained home schooling, her precarious health and sanity are weakening day by day. She's also becoming increasingly frightened by Hanna's little games, while her husband Alex remains blind to the failing family dynamics. Soon, Suzette starts to fear that maybe their supposedly innocent baby girl may have a truly sinister agenda.
A battle of wills between mother and daughter reveals the frailty and falsehood of familial bonds in award-winning playwright and filmmaker Zoje Stage's tense novel of psychological suspense, Baby Teeth.

About the Author


Zoje Stage lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Baby Teeth is her first novel.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781432869076
ISBN-10: 1432869078
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Large Print Press
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2019
Language: English