The Need



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. Download The Need – therehabboutique.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • The Need
  • Helen Phillips
  • English
  • 11 March 2017
  • 1982113162

8 thoughts on “The Need

  1. Miranda Reads says:

    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 ac...

  2. karen says:

    NOW AVAILABLE four 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 NOW AVAILABLE four 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 about this book was what was printed on the back of my ARC From the Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist and author of The Beautiful Bureaucrat comes a subversive, speculative thriller about a scientist and mother of two young children who...

  3. Tammy says:

    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 a dark and unsettling b 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 tri...

  4. Diane S ☔ says:

    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 this one a try The ...

  5. Linda says:

    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 busloads of the curious Beneath...

  6. Lisa says:

    My thanks to Simon Schuster, and Netgalley.I really wanted to love this book I didn t I think the synopsis was rather misleading Still, this book started strong I was intrigued, and a wee bit freaked out Quickly, I realized what was up You will too It s stated fairly soon What I didn t get was all the lactating I do understand how the author tied it all into being a mom, and all that goes with it Yet, I kept thinking, for shits sake, woman Wear a pad or throw some toilet pape My thanks to Simon Schuster, and Netgalley.I really wanted to love this book I didn t I think the synopsis was rather misleading Still, this book started strong I was intrigued, and a wee bit freaked out Quickly, I realized what was up You will too It s stated fairly soon What I didn t get was all the lactating I do understand how the author tied it all into being a mom, and all that goes with it Yet, I kept thinking, for shits s...

  7. Monica says:

    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 had a lot o...

  8. Jessica Woodbury says:

    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 boo...

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