Authors

Melanie Golding

 

Melanie Golding is a graduate of the MA in creative writing program at Bath Spa University, with distinction. She has been employed in many occupations including farm hand, factory worker, childminder and music teacher. Throughout all this, because and in spite of it, there was always the writing. In recent years she has won and been shortlisted in several local and national short story competitions. Little Darlings is her first novel, and has been optioned for screen by Free Range Films, the team behind the adaptation of My Cousin Rachel.

 

 



 

Dark, compelling and terrifyingly relatable, Little Darlings takes every parent’s worst fear and deftly twists it into something even more horrific. It will have you checking every shadow for what you hope isn’t really there.

Megan Hart
New York Times bestselling author of All the Lies We Tell

I love this book! Compelling from the first page to the very last, Golding took me by the hand and pulled me softly but persistently through mystery and myth . . . A masterfully-told story and a beautiful and nuanced work of art.

Susan Crawford
author of The Pocket Wife

Chilling story, beautiful prose. Little Darlings is stunning

Clare Mackintosh
author of I Let You Go

Deep. Dark. Utterly addictive. I read this extraordinary book in one, breathless gulp. It touched me so deeply, it felt almost dangerous. At times I simply had to put the book down. But then I would pace - and pick it straight back up again. Be warned - you can't unread this story. It will haunt you.

Teresa Driscoll
author of I Am Watching You

Riveting, terrifying and at times heart-breaking, Little Darlings had me tip-toeing through my dark house at night to check on the children. Melanie Golding’s disturbing portrait of a new mother’s paranoia is superbly written, cleverly plotted and gruesomely beautiful in an unforgettable way. A stunning debut and a uniquely creepy premise.

Annie Ward
author of Beautiful Bad

A story that is in turn enthralling, creepy and downright sinister, Melanie Golding turns fairy tales on their heads in Little Darlings, making this one to watch out for in 2019. A brilliant, heart-pounding read.

Lisa Hall
author of Between You and Me