Before and After Hanna is how Suzette could label her life.
Hanna actually ruined Suzette’s life. Despite her pain from Chron’s disease, Suzette could handle that better than she could handle her daughter. She also couldn’t handle how Alex, her husband, never saw how Hanna really was.
Hanna was two different people - one when she was with Suzette and one with Alex. Alex was definitely clueless that Hanna was evil and manipulative.
Hanna is going on seven years old and still doesn’t speak, physically lashes out, plans things to harm her mother, plans things to exasperate her mother so she will leave, and won’t be accepted in any school because of her behavior.
Hanna is an evil, brilliant child who is definitely frightening. I can’t even imagine how she thinks up these horrific things she does. She is VERY unlikable for a supposedly sweet girl.
BABY TEETH has the reader following Hanna’s days with her mother and her evenings with her father as he reads to his sweet girl at night. Many issues are brought up, and you can feel the frustration of Suzette in all aspects.
BABY TEETH is set in Pittsburgh, and the author lives in Pittsburgh.
Ms. Stage’s writing is truly marvelous and immediately draws you into the story line but at the same time has you shaking your head at what is happening because it is unbelievable.
I am not a normal reader of disturbing situations or horror, but any reader who likes disturbing reads will like this book.
The last line leaves the reader with more questions. 4/5
I received an early copy of this book by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.