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 – bluevapours.co.uk

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  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • The Need
  • Helen Phillips
  • English
  • 23 February 2018
  • 1982113162

13 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 achieve such authenticity, such perfection, with such a random array of items from different time periodsAnd while it started with the Pit, it ended up at home Molly has ...

  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, by confronting a masked intru...

  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 trip, a working mother cares for her young children alone and hears footst...

  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 w...

  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 ...

  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...

  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 ha...

  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 th...

  9. Josh says:

    Imagine being in two places at once as a parent of young children, I can appreciate the appeal, however, this suspense filled surreal fiction centered around domestic family life flips the script on that notion to deliver a truly engrossing tale where nothing is quite as it seems Comprising elements of sci fi and horror, drama, The Need has a little something for everyone Primarily centered around Molly and her two young children, the story is complimented by a series of strange happenings at Imagine being in two places at once as a parent of young children, I can appreciate the appeal, however, this suspense filled surreal fiction centered around domestic family life flips the script on that notion to deliver a truly engrossing tale where nothing is quite as it seems Comprising elements of sci fi and horror, drama, The Need has a little something for everyone Primarily centered around Molly and her two young children, the story is complimented by a series of strange happenings at a local dig site where Molly works a number of odd artifacts are unearthed and before long the ...

  10. Tucker says:

    Many thanks to Elizabeth at Simon Schuster for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewAnd the other woman said, Nay but the living is my son, and the dead is thy son And this said, No but the dead is thy son, and the living is my son Thus they spake before the king.23 Then said the king, The one saith, This is my son that liveth, and thy son is the dead and the other saith, Nay but thy son is the dead, and my son is the living.24 And the king said, Bring me a sword An Many thanks to Elizabeth at Simon Schuster for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewAnd the other woman said, Nay but the living is my son, and the dead is thy son And this said, No but the dead is thy son, and the living is my son Thus they spake before the king.23 Then said the king, The one saith, This is my son that liveth, and thy son is the dead and the other saith, Nay but thy son is the dead, and my son is the living.24 And the king said, Bring me a sword And they brought a sword before the king.25 And the king said, Divide the living child in two, and give half to the one, and half to the other Hmm That was weird No, I m not referring to the quote above though it is really weird The bible is f ked up This book is weird When I think back on it, I really can t help but compare it to a weird fever dream Maybe it was because the entire of state of Maryland i...

  11. Sarah says:

    I was intrigued by the genre here, and before reading I couldn t decide if it would behorror,science fiction or thriller It s not quite science fiction,speculative, andthriller than horror It reminds me a lot of Blake Crouch s Dark Matter.Genre aside the core of this book is about motherhood, and Phillips nails that part In some ways, while reading this, I was relieved to know I wasn t alone and I wasn t crazy My daughter is six, so a lot of the things Molly is going I was intrigued by the genre here, and before reading I couldn t decide if it would behorror,science fiction or thriller It s not quite science fiction,speculative, andthriller than horror It reminds me a lot of Blake Crouch s Dark Matter.Genre aside the core of this book is about motherhood, and Phillips nails that part In some ways, while reading this, I was relieved to know I wasn t alone and I wasn t crazy My daughter is six, so a lot of the things Molly is going through I don t have to cope with as often, but everything she endures is hauntingly, eerily familiar I felt like I could have written this book Kids will make you crazy, but your love for them ...

  12. Bradley says:

    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 thrillers Psychopathic tendencies Split personalities It s a THING T...

  13. Michelle says:

    This book had one of the best beginnings I have read in a very long time and I was so on board flipping those pages furiously to figure out what the hell was going on Molly, a young exhausted mother of two, works as a paleobotanist at a dig site where some strange, otherworldly items have been discovered After returning home from work one evening she hears footsteps in the other room and her fear for her childrens safety is her only concern The intruder does reveal themselves and they appear This book had one of the best beginnings I have read in a very long time and I was so on board flipping those pages furiously to figure out what the hell was going on Molly, a young exhausted mother of two, works as a paleobotanist at a dig site where some strange, otherworldly items have been discovered After returning home from work one evening she hears footsteps in the other room and her fear for her childrens safety is her only concern The intruder does reveal themselves and they appear to know everything about Molly and all her darkest secrets That s all I can really say plot wise Again, I must say that this books beginning...

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