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Dear Child by Romy Hausmann, Jamie Bulloch

Dear Child: The twisty thriller that starts where others end

Romy Hausmann, Jamie Bulloch

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2 reviews

Imprint: Quercus Publishing
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Publication date: 14 May 2020
ISBN: 9781529401448

Room meets Gone Girl in this page-turning thriller from one of Germany's hottest new talents

4 stars out of 5
Barry Forshaw
19 Jun 2020

"a peerless exercise in suspense"

Lena and her two children are captives of a malign tormentor, until their rescue from captivity. But this is only the start of a new nightmare, with their captor still on their trail. But is Lena in fact the woman she claims to be? Whether treated as a study in trauma and identity or a dark, well-crafted crime narrative told from multiple perspectives, it is nail-biting fare.


4 stars out of 5
2 Jun 2020

"Romy Hausmann explores the complex and little understood psychology of those who have been abducted and imprisoned against their will"

Dear Child is mesmerising and addictive all the same, and with each turn of the page you are gripped by a new twist or revelation. Hausmann does well to keep her cards close to her chest and keeps the reader guessing for almost the entirety of the book.