A windowless shack in the woods. A dash to safety. But when a woman finally escapes her captor, the end of the story is only the beginning of her nightmare.
She says her name is Lena. Lena, who disappeared without a trace 14 years prior. She fits the profile. She has the distinctive scar. But her family swears that she isn’t their Lena.
The little girl who escaped the woods with her knows things she isn’t sharing, and Lena’s devastated father is trying to piece together details that don’t quite fit. Lena is desperate to begin again, but something tells her that her tormentor still wants to get back what belongs to him…and that she may not be able to truly escape until the whole truth about what happened in the woods finally emerges.
Twisty, suspenseful, and psychologically clever, Romy Hausmann’s Dear Child is a captivating thriller with all the ingredients of a breakout hit.
This thriller will no doubt provide a heart pounding experience that will leave you with a major book hangover!
The story begins with a fierce start. Although you’ll feel as though this story begins at the beginning… you’ll quickly learn that Hausmann chose to start the story from a turning point and filled in the blanks up to that moment. She does an amazing job working backwards in time, grounding the reader in the present, and then unraveling the twisty plot to fill in all missing details!
This thriller has everything fans of this genre love… a cabin/prison, a psycho captor with an agenda, some troubled and unsuspecting women, grieving parents, many journalists & investigators and unsolved crimes that lead to more unsolved crimes.
Romy weaves together this multilayered psychological thriller that will leave you completely breathless! I can’t recommend this one enough! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Romy Hausmann was born in East Germany in 1981. At the age of twenty-four she became chief editor at a film production company in Munich. Since the birth of her son, Romy has been working as a freelancer in television. Her thriller debut, DEAR CHILD, became a number one bestseller in Germany and is being published in twenty countries. SLEEPLESS is her second thriller. Romy lives with her family in a remote house in the woods near Stuttgart.