Graveyard of Lost Children: A Novel (Paperback)

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"With nimble pacing, genuine scares, and a riveting central mystery, Graveyard of Lost Children is a bonafide page-tuner." —Rachel Harrison, author of Cackle and Such Sharp Teeth


At four months old, Olivia Dahl was almost murdered. Driven by haunting visions, her mother became obsessed with the idea that Olivia was a changeling, and that the only way to get her real baby back was to make a trade with the "dead women" living at the bottom of the well. Now Olivia is ready to give birth to a daughter of her own…and for the first time, she hears the women whispering.

Everyone tells Olivia she should be happy. She should be glowing, but the birth of her daughter only fills Olivia with dread. As Olivia's body starts giving out, slowly deteriorating as the baby eats and eats and eats, she begins to fear that the baby isn't her daughter at all and, despite her best efforts, history is repeating itself.

Soon images of a black-haired woman plague Olivia's nightmares, drawing her back to the well that almost claimed her life—tying mother and daughter together in a desperate cycle of fear and violence that must be broken if Olivia has any hope of saving her child…or herself.

Baby Teeth meets The Invited in a haunting horror novel about the sometimes-fragile connection between a woman's sense of self and what it means to be a "good" mother.

About the Author

Katrina Monroe lives in Minnesota with her wife, two children, and Eddie, the ghost that haunts their bedroom closets. Follow her on twitter @authorkatm.

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AS SEEN IN Good Housekeeping, BookRiot, Gizmodo, SheReads, AutoStraddle, LGBTQ+ Reads, Daily Dead, and more!

"This harrowing tale of what it means to be a good mother will keep you up at night, whether you have kids or not." — Good Housekeeping, The Best Books of 2023

"[An] honest and thoughtful contemplation of the horrors of postpartum depression is as big a draw as the visceral dread of the suspenseful thriller/horror hybrid storyline. A perfect choice for fans of motherhood-framed psychological horror like Such a Pretty Smile by Kristi DeMeester and Just Like Mother by Anne Heltzel." — Library Journal

"A haunting, unflinching portrait of new motherhood infused with bone-chilling terror and staggering empathy. With nimble pacing, genuine scares, and a riveting central mystery, Graveyard of Lost Children is a bonafide page-tuner that will have your heart racing and breaking, that will linger long after the final chapter. Magnificent." — Rachel Harrison, author of Such Sharp Teeth

"Dark legends, haunting visions, the dead lurking in the bottom of a well — just the kind of gothic tale I love curling up with on a rainy night. Graveyard of Lost Children has all that … but Katrina Monroe had me at “changeling.”" — Wendy Webb, #1 Amazon Charts best-selling author of The Stroke of Winter
Product Details
ISBN: 9781728248233
ISBN-10: 172824823X
Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
Publication Date: May 9th, 2023
Pages: 368
Language: English