The Need by Helen Phillips – Review

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Title: The Need
Author: Helen Phillips

Genre: Thriller, Fiction, Sci-Fi
Published: July 9, 2019
Page Count: 272
Format: Hardcover
Speed: Quick

Wow, I read this a couple of days ago and my mind is still blown. I legit sped through this in one afternoon because really once you start I don’t think it’s possible to stop reading. I picked up this book based off the recommendation from

I went in with an open mind which I think is almost needed. I’m not going to go very much into the book itself as I don’t want to spoil anything. I have a feeling I will be thinking about this book for months.

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.

Overall I highly highly recommend this book, I think you will either love it or hate it, but I think everyone needs to read this.

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