Dear Child by Romy Hausmann
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I’ve wanted to read this book for a while and am so glad I did. Incredibly dark, eerie and twisted, the story is bleak and somewhat sad, while also being fresh and utterly gripping throughout. It’s one of those books you can see being made into a movie.
The most compelling thing about the book is how incredibly well-drawn the characters are. The author gets right into the mind and the psychology of both the victim and the perpetrator, as well as does a fascinating job exploring the story from the point of view of Hannah, a child affected by the story.
Much like with Room, the author gives such a beautiful, realistic voice to this child, and I found myself drawn to Hannah’s chapters more than some of the others, as they could get a little over-worked, frantic and confusing at times.
Haunting, atmospheric and sinister, I was gripped from the first page and recommend to readers who like dark thrillers like Room.
Thank you to Netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.