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Dear Child

(2020)
A novel by

 
 
YOU ESCAPED. BUT YOUR NIGHTMARE HAS JUST BEGUN.

THE NO.1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

'Chilling, original and mesmerising. Hausmann is a force to be reckoned with' David Baldacci
'A peerless exercise in suspense' Financial Times
'Claustrophobic, terrifying and fiercely compelling' Daily Mail
'Disturbingly good' Lesley Kara
'Gripping, suspenseful and beautifully written' Jo Spain

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.

'Will haunt you long after the last page' Alice Feeney
'Keeps you guessing' Sunday Express
'Intelligent and original' Sunday Independent
'Outstanding' Publishers Weekly

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Dear Child is a chilling, original and mesmerizing work. Hausmann is a force to be reckoned with. You can’t stop reading." - David Baldacci

"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

"Dear Child is an accomplished thriller, beautifully written, intriguing and very compelling." - Peter James

"Wow! Such a disturbingly good read. Romy's knack of getting under a character's skin is impressive. I loved it." - Lesley Kara

"I read Dear Child in one sitting, holding my breath. Such a gripping, suspenseful and beautifully written debut. I loved it!" - Jo Spain

"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


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Hardback Editions

October 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dear Child: A Novel
Author(s): Romy Hausmann
ISBN: 1-250-76853-5 / 978-1-250-76853-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Flatiron Books
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May 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: Dear Child: The twisty thriller that starts where others end
Author(s): Romy Hausmann
ISBN: 1-5294-0144-5 / 978-1-5294-0144-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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December 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dear Child
Author(s): Romy Hausmann
ISBN: 1-5294-0143-7 / 978-1-5294-0143-1 (UK edition)
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May 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dear Child
Author(s): Romy Hausmann
ISBN: 1-5294-0142-9 / 978-1-5294-0142-4 (UK edition)
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October 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dear Child: A Novel
Author(s): Romy Hausmann
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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October 2020 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Dear Child: A Novel
Author(s): Romy Hausmann
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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May 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Dear Child
Author(s): Romy Hausmann
Publisher: Quercus
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May 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Dear Child
Author(s): Romy Hausmann
Publisher: Quercus
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May 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Dear Child
Author(s): Romy Hausmann
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Dear Child: A Novel
Author(s): Romy Hausmann
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


May 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dear Child: The twisty thriller that starts where others end
Author(s): Romy Hausmann
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU