Monday, August 24, 2020

Five top novels featuring parenting gone wild

Pamela Crane is a professional juggler. Not one who can toss flaming torches in the air (though how cool would that be?), but a juggler of four kids, a writing addiction, a horse rescuer, and a book editor by trade. Her USA Today best-selling books unravel flawed women—some she knows, some she creates.

Crane's new novel is Pretty Ugly Lies.

At CrimeReads she tagged five novels powered by the unpredictability of childrearing, including:
Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage

Talk about a tough child to raise! Hanna is an only child…and she wants to be only Daddy’s. When her mother Suzette is forced to homeschool her due to some unusual aggressive behaviors at school, we see a whole new side to Daddy’s little girl. A sociopathic side. A side that would make any mother wonder what the heck is wrong with her child. It’s an eerie thriller with a dash of horror that will make you hug your own kids a little tighter and appreciate their tantrums, because at least they’re not trying to kill you.
Read about another entry on the list.

Baby Teeth is among Damien Angelica Walters's five titles about the horror of girlhood and Sally Hepworth's eight messed up fictional families.

--Marshal Zeringue