New Read [ The Need] by [ HelenPhillips ] – wildweaves.co.uk

The Need When Molly, home alone with her two young children, hears footsteps in the living room, she tries to convince herself it s the sleep deprivation She s been hearing things these days Startling at loud noises Imagining the worst case scenario It s what mothers do, she knows But then the footsteps come again, and she catches a glimpse of movement Suddenly Molly finds herself face to face with an intruder who knows far too much about her and her family As she attempts to protect those she loves most, Molly must also acknowledge her own frailty Molly slips down an existential rabbit hole where she must confront the dualities of motherhood the ecstasy and the dread the languor and the ferocity the banality and the transcendence as the book hurtles toward a mind bending conclusion In The Need, Helen Phillips has created a subversive, speculative thriller that comes to life through blazing, arresting prose and gorgeous, haunting imagery Anointed as one of the most exciting fiction writers working today, The Need is a glorious celebration of the bizarre and beautiful nature of our everyday lives. New Download [ The Need ] author [ Helen Phillips ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – wildweaves.co.uk

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  1. You re scary, Mommy Viv was laughing I mean, you re scared, MommyMolly, archaeologist, mother of two Viv and Ben and possibly insane, has just stumbled upon a mystery so dangerous that she can feel her mind breaking.It started at work In The Pit a dig site that contained dozens of vibrantly new plant species perfectly preserved in rock.Often people find a few new species, but so many in one location Almost impossible.But then came the impossible things An old cola bottle with tYou re scary, Mommy Viv was laughing I mean, you re scared, MommyMolly, archaeologist, mother of two Viv and Ben and possibly insane, has just stumbled upon a mystery so dangerous that she can feel her mind breaking.It started at work In The Pit a dig site that contained dozens of vibrantly new plant species perfectly preserved in rock.Often people find a few new species, but so many in one location Almost impossible.But then came the impossible things An old cola bottle with the famous logo going a different way, an older bible with a strange twist things that should be easily debunkedbut weren t Yet how could any prankster no matter how skilled achieve such authenticity, such perfection, with such a r...

  2. and there s a giveaway enter hurry months before pub date and it s already clear that this is a very polarizing book it s also a book best gone into blind, with no expectations about whether you will exit through the love or hate tunnel i know that s a big risk, right to not know anything about a book except that people have strong, and strongly divided, opinions about it but it s extremely landminey to talk about, because not only does and there s a giveaway enter hurry months before pub date and it s already clear that this is a very polarizing book it s also a book best gone into blind, with no expectations about whether you will exit through the love or hate tunnel i know that s a big risk, right to not know anything about a book except that people have strong, and strongly divided, opinions about it but it s extremely landminey to talk about, because not only does this one have THINGS THAT HAPPEN spoilers but it also has tonal genre spoilers, which leaves precious little for the courteous reviewer to discuss and i am most certainly a courteous reviewer the GR synopsis isdetailed, but all i knew...

  3. My husband was out of town so I went to bed with a pile of ARCs fully intending to read several pages of each before making a decision about what to read next I picked up The Need and woke up the next morning amid a slew of untouched ARCs with a large golden retriever contentedly snoring next to me Clearly, I couldn t put this book down.With her husband away on a business trip, a working mother cares for her young children alone and hears footsteps in the house This is dark and unsettling beg My husband was out of town so I went to bed with a pile of ARCs fully intending to read several pages of each before making a decision about what to read next I picked up The Need and woke up the next morning amid a slew of untouched ARCs with a large golden retriever contentedly snoring next to me Cle...

  4. Wellwhat a strange story Speculative fiction has been hit or miss for me This one a hit Every mother who has juggled the many responsibilities in her life, I believe, will find this book meaningful The less said better here, it s really better to read without any preconceived notions I do want to say though, that despite the book summary, this is not a thriller Yes it is intense in parts, but not for the reasons one would think If you are in the mood for something different, w Wellwhat a strange story Speculative fiction has been hit or miss for me This one a hit Every mother who has juggled the many responsibilities in her life, I believe, will find this book meaningful The less said better here, it s really better to read without any preconceived notions I do want to say though, that despite the book summary, this is not a thriller Yes it is intense in parts, but not for the reasons one would think If you are in the mood for something different, well written, give t...

  5. We become our thoughts.Our thoughts, in time, become the battleground.Molly balances on a hair s breadth between her professional life and that of distant wife and bleary eyed mother of two Her heart is wrapped up in the ribbons of mommyhood with four year old precocious Viv and toddling one year old Ben Her husband, David, is out of the country on one of his musician treks Molly s hired Erica, a young woman babysitter, to fill in the gaps.The Pit..Molly, a dedicated paleobotanist, is assi We become our thoughts.Our thoughts, in time, become the battleground.Molly balances on a hair s breadth between her professional life and that of distant wife and bleary eyed mother of two Her heart is wrapped up in the ribbons of mommyhood with four year old precocious Viv and toddling one year old Ben Her husband, David, is out of the country on one of his musician treks Molly s hired Erica, a young woman babysitter, to fill in the gaps.The Pit..Molly, a dedicated paleobotanist, is assigned to a fossil quarry located outside the town near a defunct Phillips 66 gas station She works alongside Roz and Corey taking turns sifting through The Pit for treasures, categorizing and documenting finds, and presenting tours for busload...

  6. Interesting, not at all what I expected I related to the exhausted mom juggling a young child, nursing baby, and job Those descriptions were spot on Other than that, the story takes a serious detour one that is never completed or explained Overall this story ha...

  7. 4.5 stars A fever dream about the deepest and most urgent fears of being a parent I adored this book, it wrapped me very very tightly around its finger and toyed with me like a cat batting at a feathered toy It is very hard to write about this book for people who have not yet read it It defies simple categorization It also defies tropes and expectations It seems to be one thing then becomes another At first, this appears to be yet another entry in the wave of domestic thrillers Then it z 4.5 stars A fever dream about the deepest and most urgent fears of being a parent I adored this book, it wrapped me very very tightly around its finger and toyed with me like a cat batting at a feathered toy It is very hard to write about this book for people who have not yet read it It defies simple categorization It also defies tropes and expectations It seems to be one thing then becomes another At first, this appears to be yet another entry in the wave of domestic thrillers Then it zigs and then zags but I dare not spoil the ride I will just have to do my best to talk around it Being a parent requires a certain amount of magical thinking every single day You have to think around the constant fears and worries You have to not let yourself get stuck remembering that your child is mortal, that they are vulnerable, that the smallest thing could take them from you in an instant But there s muchto this book than that That is the most primal fear, for certain, but there are so many ...

  8. If this is one of those polarizing books people are talking about, I think I may fall into that meh category I felt the same way about Baby Teeth, too.Yes, motherhood Fear for the kids Maybe not fearing the kids, but this is one of those immerse you in the realities of motherhood thrillers that then get strange.I don t mind strange I like strange The stranger, wilder, the better Give me something new, glorious oh well This is a thing Motherhood thrillers Psychopathic tend If this is one of those polarizing books people are talking about, I think I may fall into that meh category I felt the same way about Baby Teeth, too.Yes, motherhood Fear for the kids Maybe not fearing the kids, but this is one of those immerse you in the realities of motherhood thrillers that then get strange.I don t mind strange I like strange The stranger, wilder, the better Give me something new, glorious oh well This is a thing Motherhood thrille...

  9. This taut novel is a brilliant fever dream about motherhood and identity It s a perfect combination of thrilling page turner and cerebral, literary transcendence.I hesitate to reveal too much about the plot because you should definitely go into it knowing as little as possible, but I will say this it s about an exhausted mother of two young children who works at a fossil quarry where she has recent unearthed a handful of strange items that appear just a touch removed from the world we know On This taut novel is a brilliant fever dream about motherhood and identity It s a perfect combination of thrilling page turner and cerebral, literary transcendence.I hesitate to reveal too much about the plot because you should definitely go into it knowing as little as possible, but I will say this it s about an exhausted mother of two young children who works at a fossil quarry where she has recent unearthed a handful of strange items that appear just a touch removed from the world we know One night, she is putting her children to bed when she is confronted by a masked intruder in her home How these two storylines intersect is surreal and fascinating.I had a similar feeling reading this as I had reading and watching Annihilation The tension and dread are palpable, he...

  10. Mary is a paleobotanist who has discovered some odd artifacts in a fossil quarry, seemingly almost but not quite of this world, including a controversial Bible Word gets out about these finds and people are flocking to the pit for tours Their discovery has also sparked quite a bit of hate mail and Mary is a bit on edge She s also sleep deprived and stressed from caring for her one year old son and four year old daughter during her husband s music tour When a stranger in a deer mask appears i Mary is a paleobotanist who has discovered some odd artifacts in a fossil quarry, seemingly almost but not quite of this world, including a controversial Bible Word gets out about these finds and people are flocking to the pit for tours Their discovery has also sparked quite a bit of hate mail and Mary is a bit on edge She s also sleep deprived and stressed from caring for her one year old son and four year old daughter during her husband s music tour When a stranger in a deer mask appears in her home and seems to knowabout her world than possible, Mary s fragile connection to her world begins to disintegrate This is truly a literary masterpiece I m blown away and stunned by its beauty There s absolutely no genre this book can be pl...

  11. A mother alone with her two children, settling in for the night as her husband is abroad An intruder who knows them intimately, lurking in their home The Need is eerie and gripping from the very first page This is the first of Helen Phillips s books that I ve read, and I was thrilled with the captivating quality of her writing, especially her raw portrayal of motherhood The pacing is quick, with frequent changes of scene, bouncing between the present and days earlier I tore through the firs A mother alone with her two children, settling in for the night as her husband is abroad An intruder who knows them intimately, lurking in their home The Need is eerie and gripping from the very first page This is the first of Helen Phillips s books that I ve read, and I was thrilled with the captivating quality of he...

  12. How anyone can have children and not live in a constant and crippling state of fear is slightly beyond me And it s clearly beyond Helen Phillips, too Here she elevates those fears to produce a fever drea...

  13. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The Need opens with an arresting sense of tension, we have the overworked, sleep deprived Molly thrown into a state of high alert, discovering that she and her two kids are not alone in their own home , explodes with an increasingly dizzying set of events the intruder s actually, Moll, Molly s doppelg nger, and she s here to phase Molly out and inherit Molly s family, home and life , poses some intriguing questions pertaining to motherhood, identity, the implied dual role of women in daily The Need opens with an arresting sense of tension, we have the overworked, sleep deprived Molly thrown into a state of high alert, discovering that she and her two kids are not alone in their own home , explodes with an increasingly dizzying set of events the intruder s actually, Moll, Molly s doppelg nger, and she s here to phase Molly out and inherit Molly s family, home and life , poses some intriguing questions pertaining to motherhood, identity, the implied dual role of women in daily life but it demands readers to suspend their disbelief a tad too far Moll supposedly emerged from this archaeological dig site that is actually a rip in the space time continuum and feels a little thin in places where there should ve been a bitmeat.I usually don t mind some genre bending in my fiction but the marketing led me to believe this would be I don t know something else As grounded as it is in reality, this...

  14. The Need by Helen Phillips is a strange nightmare of a novel from description From the award winning author of The Beautiful Bureaucrat, comes a subversive genre busting thriller about a woman who grapples with the complex dualities of motherhood joy and dread, tenderness and anxiety after confronting a masked intruder in her home.Real, supernatural, science fiction, psychological I never could decide Toward the end, I began to find it tedious, but kept on hoping forenlightenment The The Need by Helen Phillips is a strange nightmare of a novel from description From the award winning author of The Beautiful Bureaucrat, comes a subversive genre busting thriller about a woman who grapples with the complex dualities of motherhood joy and dread, tenderness and anxiety after confronting a masked intruder in her home.Real, supernatural, science fiction, psychologic...