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Dear Child

Written by: Romy Hausmann
Narrated by: Jane Collingwood,Nicky Diss,Simon Slater
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Publisher's Summary

"Jane Collingwood, Nicky Diss, and Simon Slater narrate as three parts of a fractured triangle brought together by a terrifying abduction...this mind-bending thriller is sure to enthrall listeners." (AudioFile Magazine)

This program includes an exclusive author's note, read by Romy Hausmann

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A woman held captive finally escapes - but can she ever really get away?

Gone Girl meets Room in this number-one internationally best-selling thriller from one of Germany’s hottest new talents.

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. 

A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books

"A trio of well-cast, English-accented performers embody the unreliable narrators of German author Hausmann's debut thriller, each of whom is harboring secrets.... Nothing is as it seems here, and listeners will be enthralled as each new twist is revealed." (Booklist)

“Chilling, original and mesmerizing.” (David Baldacci) 

“[A] tantalizingly disturbing debut.... As enthralling as it is thought-provoking.” (New York Times Book Review)

©2020 Romy Hausmann (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

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Nope!

I absolutely cannot stand the character Matias in this book I want to reach through this book and slap them not recommend it not a good story save your money

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Not my cup of tea

It was a struggle to finish this book. The male narrator was irritating and I found it really detracted from the book. Overall I would have to say this is one of the worst I have read. Not a good start to my introduction with audible. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone.

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Okay

The story was okay, the father was insufferable, both the voice actor and the character himself. All the other narrators were fine but the male narrator was smacking his lips and you could hear him inhale every other sentence. I did not sign up for a "Mouth Noises ASMR" audiobook. His character was similarly annoying, but more because of his constant victim attitude.

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