While home alone with her two children, Molly believes she hears an intruder. But who—or what—she comes across that evening is only the beginning of Helen Phillips’ thoughtful and suspenseful novel. Snappy, unsettling sentences guide readers into the worn-out mind of the young and overworked mother as she begins to understand exactly what happened that night. The Need manages to be both a sensitive psychological examination of parenthood and a page-turning thriller.
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