Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Eight messed up fictional families

Sally Hepworth is the bestselling author of The Secrets of Midwives, The Things We Keep, The Mother's Promise, and The Family Next Door.

Her new novel is The Mother-in-Law.

At CrimeReads Hepworth tagged eight fictional families that will make you feel better about your own dysfunctional family, including:
Baby Teeth, by Zoje Stage

In this creepy thriller, Zoje Stage pits a mute, seven-year-old bad seed (Hanna), against her physically and emotionally vulnerable stay-at-home mom (Suzette). Hanna is a girl who barks at her teachers, feeds a schoolmate paint, antagonizes her babysitters, and…contemplates how to best murder her mother. And there’s another problem: Hanna is a perfect angel in the presence of her father, and Suzette’s struggling to make him believe they have a very disturbed daughter on their hands. Oh, and reader beware: There’s one scene that will induce an unshakable fear of thumbtacks.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue