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. New Read The Need By Helen Phillips For Kindle ePUB or eBook – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

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  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • The Need
  • Helen Phillips
  • English
  • 01 July 2018
  • 1982113162

14 thoughts on “The Need

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ab...

  3. 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 footsteps in the house This is a dark and unsettling begin...

  4. 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 f...

  5. 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...

  6. 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 sake, woman Wear a pad...

  7. 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 of potential but was just ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 will always trump all.This book starts much stronger than it finishes I think, unfortunately the reveal for The Need comes far too early, and the end of the book stretches on a little too long I would have liked if there had beensuspense mystery built into the plot, or if the ...

  10. 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 t...

  11. 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 was so chilling I had goosebumps Real creepy stuff and I applaud Helen Phillips for making my heart race The kids, Liv and Ben, are...

  12. says:

    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 be...

  13. says:

    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 her writing, especially her raw portrayal of motherhood Th...

  14. says:

    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, heightened by a constant sense of the uncanny...

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