Indies Introduce


  • Dear Child, Romy Hausmann
    Flatiron, 9781250768537, October 6, 2020 (Fiction)

    “In this spine-tingling thriller, a woman found after a hit and run is thought to be ‘Lena,’ who has been missing for 14 years. As Lena’s father and the police attempt to piece the puzzle together, things don’t seem to fit into place. Hausmann keeps you in suspense until the end of this fast-paced page-turner.”

    Maxwell Gregory, Lake Forest Book Store (Lake Forest, IL)

    “A thriller that brings to life what it might be like to be abducted — and, more importantly, the children who are affected by that scenario. An extremely well-written thriller that will keep you entranced till the final outcome.”

    Kappy Kling, HearthFire Books & Treats (Evergreen, CO)

    “Lena, a college girl, disappears without a trace. Her devoted family spends 14 years hoping to find out what happened to their bright, beautiful daughter and sister. Hannah and Jonathan have spent their childhood in a house in the woods with their mother, Lena, and their father. On the night of the accident, Hannah and Lena are taken to the hospital in an ambulance, and their world explodes. Matthias is desperate to find his missing daughter, but the woman known as Lena is not his child, while Hannah clearly is his grandchild. And who is the father? The story is told through the perspective of three bold characters: Hannah, a bright 13-year-old who is wiser and perhaps cleverer than her experiences would indicate; Matthias, a man driven to discover the fate of his child; and Lena, a woman held against her will and now struggling with the aftermath. This is a story rife with twists and turns. It will keep you guessing!”

    - Deon Stonehouse, Sunriver Books & Music (Sunriver, OR)


    Dear Child picks up where Room left off, adding a new layer to the captivity narrative that the latter novel started. It’s stark and beautiful, with each perspective offering a new layer to this important story.”

    Quentin Greif, Little City Books (Hoboken, NJ)

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