If you are in need of a blood-chilling thriller to make your heart pound, "Baby Teeth" (St. Martin's Press) is for you! It is clear author Zoje Stage mastered everything dark and suspenseful when she created Hanna, the 7-year-old only child of Suzette and Alex. Suzette had a difficult childhood, poor mothering and a continual battle with Crohn's disease. When she meets Alex in a professional environment, he saves her from loneliness and despair by respecting her design work and falling in love. Alex, an architect, is a cheery Swedish man who desperately loves his wife, Suzette, and showers his very bright but mute daughter Hanna with love and attention. Both parents want to be the best they can be; they spend lots of time with Hanna, they have patience for their daughter, but she doesn't speak a word and seems to only love her Daddy.