Dear Child – Romy Hausmann

I received a copy of this ebook free from the publisher via Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.

A young woman goes missing.

Thirteen years later, a woman escapes captivity. It takes a police and family force to unravel the mystery of who she is, and where she’s been.

This took so many twists and turns it was near impossible to keep up. There were parts that didn’t move me and parts that almost brought me to tears. And an ending that was painfully strong.

It’s not often you read of child characters who are just as, if not moreso, complex as their adult counterparts. It was refreshing, twisted, real.

It’s difficult to avoid those long villainous speeches that fill the gaps in thrillers and mysteries. I don’t fault Hausmann, or any author, for taking that classic detective paperback kind of path, because I don’t know how else it can be done. I’m glad Hausmann didn’t end the story on this note, however, but went on to tell more important parts of the story.

If you have been reading my reviews, you’ll know I’m not a fan of epilogues in general, but this one was… perfect.

Looking forward to whatever Romy Hausmann writes next. It can only get better.

4 stars.

 

The reality of this kind of situation both breaks my heart and terrifies me. Stay safe. Look out for each other.

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