Dark Lullaby

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In Dark Lullaby, the world has become infertile and women are highly encouraged and incentivized to undergo induction, a very painful process of fertility treatments. Once a child is born, they are closely monitored by the Office of Standards in Parenting. If they deem that the care of the child is insufficient, the child will be extracted. Kit watches her sister go through this, as well as other friends, and plans to never have children. But when she meets Thomas, everything changes and they go through induction and have Mimi. Only one insufficient parenting standard away from Mimi being extracted, Kit decides she’ll do anything to keep her daughter. It will take her to a place she thought she’d never go and she’ll learn more than she ever knew.

I cannot praise this book enough. Although it’s highly dramatized, this book perfectly describes what women go through as mothers, vacillating between being so happy we have a child to feeling like we can’t do this and probably never should have. With the constant fear of OSIP, it added to the drama of how paranoid you can become while caring for your child, knowing you’re never doing enough. I definitely recommend it!

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Author Polly Ho-Yen
Star Count /5
Format Trade
Page Count 368 pages
Publisher Titan Books
Publish Date 23-Mar-2021
ISBN 9781789094251
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Issue July 2021
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller