The German megaseller arrives on a wave of acclaim and instantly raises the bar for this year's thriller writing. A family held captive by their father and a mystery that refuses to bow to convention, Dear Child is a uniquely haunting experience and a future classic.
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You escaped. But your nightmare has just begun.
The No 1 International Bestseller - 250.000 copies sold in Germany - 5th bestselling paperback in Germany in 2019
A windowless shack in the woods. Lena's life and that of her two children follows the rules set by their captor, the father: meals, bathroom visits, study time are strictly scheduled and meticulously observed. He protects his family from the dangers lurking in the outside world and makes sure that his children will always have a mother to look after them.
One day Lena manages to flee - but the nightmare continues. It seems as if her tormentor wants to get back what belongs to him. And then there is the question whether she really is the woman called 'Lena', who disappeared without a trace over thirteen years ago. The police and Lena's family are all desperately trying to piece together a puzzle that doesn't quite seem to fit.
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 240 x 156 mm
'Dear Child is an accomplished thriller, beautifully written, intriguing and very compelling.' - Peter James
'German bestseller Dear Child by Romy Hausmann is tipped to be one of the UK's must-reads of the summer.' - S Magazine
'I read Dear Child in one sitting, holding my breath. Such a gripping, suspenseful and beautifully written debut. I loved it!' - Jo Spain, author of The Confession
'One of the best thrillers I've read this year. Flawlessly plotted with a pace that refuses to let the reader come up for air - not that you'd want to.' - Stephanie Wrobel, author of The Recovery of Rose Gold
'Wow! Such a disturbingly good read. Romy's knack of getting under a character's skin is impressive. I loved it.' - Lesley Kara, author of The Rumour'If you read only one thriller this year, choose this one. Room meets Gone Girl in this gripping novel, which will haunt you long after the last page.' - Alice Feeney, author of Sometimes I Lie
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