Little Girls by Ronald Malfi

Main Characters

  • Laurie Genarro
  • Ted
  • Susan
  • Felix Lorton
  • Dora Lorton

Publisher’s Summary

From Bram Stoker Award nominee Ronald Malfi comes a brilliantly chilling novel of childhood revisited, memories resurrected, and fears reborn.

When Laurie was a little girl, she was forbidden to enter the room at the top of the stairs. It was one of many rules imposed by her cold, distant father. Now, in a final act of desperation, her father has exorcised his demons. But when Laurie returns to claim the estate with her husband and 10-year-old daughter, it’s as if the past refuses to die. She feels it lurking in the broken moldings, sees it staring from an empty picture frame, hears it laughing in the moldy greenhouse deep in the woods.

At first Laurie thinks she’s imagining things. But when she meets her daughter’s new playmate, Abigail, she can’t help but notice her uncanny resemblance to another little girl who used to live next door…who died next door. With each passing day, Laurie’s uneasiness grows stronger, her thoughts more disturbing. Like her father, is she slowly losing her mind? Or is something truly unspeakable happening to those sweet little girls?

Recent Review

My Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

This is the first book I read by Ronal Malfi. I am always skeptical when reading a book by an author I haven’t heard about.

Little Girls is a suspenseful novel that is set in an old childhood home where the past is hunting for your return home. Laurie returns after the death of her father but is she stepping in her late father’s footsteps. Is she imagining the noises? Is she going mad?

It’s a story that keeps you engaged but it’s a story you’ve probably heard before.

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