Book Review: Baby Talk Book 1 by Mike Wells

In this creepy horror novel, Neal Becker is convinced that his 5 month old baby daughter can talk. But that’s impossible…isn’t it?  Except that Neal didn’t really want to get married in the first place – the pregnancy was the result of a one-night stand, and he preferred an abortion. Now, Baby Natasha knows it, and she’s out to get him!  Or so Neal believes…join the two in a terrifying battle for survival that will make your blood run cold. 

My Review

I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.

I’ve read several of Mike Wells’ books, and I like his writing style, so when I came across Baby Talk Book 1 on my TBR list, I decided it was time to read it.

Baby Talk Book 1 is a short horror story about Neal who wanted his girlfriend, now wife, to have an abortion. She wouldn’t have one, and now Neal is scared for his life. He believes his baby, Natasha, is evil, and he’s actually scared of her.

I couldn’t decide if I felt sorry for Neal or not. As a mother, I can’t understand not loving your own baby. Even before strange things started to happen, Neal thought of Natasha as an inconvenience and the reason he was in this situation. But, I did feel sorry for him as things got out of hand.

As usual, Mike Wells has a great writing style and makes the story interesting. The only thing I didn’t like is that there’s no resolution. I would have preferred that it was just one complete book (there are 3 parts), but it is a good read as far as it goes.

About the Author

Mike Wells is an American bestselling author of more than 25 “unputdownable” thriller and suspense novels, including Lust, Money & Murder and Passion, Power & Sin. He is also known for his young adult books, such as The Mysterious Disappearance of Kurt Kramer, The Wrong Side of the Tracks, and Wild Child, which are used by English teachers in high schools and colleges worldwide. Formerly a screenwriter, Wells has a fast-paced, cinematic writing style. His work is often compared to that of the late Sidney Sheldon, with strong and inspiring female heroes, tightly-written scenes, engaging action/dialogue, and numerous plot twists. He currently lives in Europe and has taught in the Creative Writing program at the University of Oxford.

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