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THE MIND-BENDING NEW THRILLER FROM THE NO.1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF DEAR CHILD

It’s over, my angel. Today I’m going to die. Just like her. He’s won.

It’s been years since Nadja Kulka was convicted of a cruel crime. After being released from prison, she’s wanted nothing more than to live a normal life: nice flat, steady job, even a few friends. But when one of those friends, Laura von Hoven – free-spirited beauty and wife of Nadja’s boss – kills her lover and begs Nadja for her help, Nadja can’t seem to be able to refuse.

The two women make for a remote house in the woods, the perfect place to bury a body. But their plan quickly falls apart and Nadja finds herself outplayed, a pawn in a bizarre game in which she is both the perfect victim and the perfect murderer . . .

Dark secrets past and present collide in this haunting novel of guilt and retribution from the internationally bestselling author of Dear Child.

PRAISE FOR ROMY HAUSMANN:

‘Chilling’ People Magazine
‘[A] tantalizingly disturbing debut . . . As enthralling as it is thought-provoking’ New York Times
‘Hausmann is a force to be reckoned with. You can’t stop reading’ David Baldacci

‘Deliciously dark’ Alice Feeney
‘Very compelling’ Peter James
‘Disturbingly good’ Lesley Kara

Reviews

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