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Dear child / Romy Hausmann ; translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch.

Hausmann, Romy, 1981- (author.). Bulloch, Jamie, (translator.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Homer Library.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250768537
  • ISBN: 1250768535
  • Physical Description: 355 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Flatiron Books, 2020.

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General Note:
Originally published in Germany in 2019 under the title Liebes kind.
Summary, etc.:
"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."-- Provided by publisher.
A woman held captive finally escapes-but can she ever really get away? Gone Girl meets Room in this page-turning, #1 internationally bestselling thriller from one of Germany's hottest new talents "Chilling, original and mesmerizing." -David Baldacci Publishers Weekly Top 10 Mysteries Thrillers of Fall 2020. 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 -- provided by publisher.
Subject: Kidnapping victims > Fiction.
Kidnapping > Fiction.
Identity (Psychology) > Fiction.
Parent and child > Fiction.
Identity (Psychology)
Kidnapping.
Kidnapping victims.
Parent and child.
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Fiction.
Adventure fiction.
Mystery fiction.