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Enter to win a copy of Dear Child
by Romy Hausmann


Dear Child by Romy Hausmann is set to be the thriller of the summer. A huge bestseller in Germany, we cannot wait to bring this incredible thriller to you all. To celebrate its upcoming publication in May, we have 100 advance copies to giveaway. To be in with a change of receiving a copy, simply enter your details below and we’ll be in touch if you’re a winner. You have two weeks to enter – best of luck! 

Dear Child

About the book

Gone Girl meets Room in this page-turning thriller from one of Germany’s hottest new talents. 

A windowless shack in the woods. Lena’s life and that of her two children follows the rules set by their captor, the father: Meals, bathroom visits, study time are strictly scheduled and meticulously observed. He protects his family from the dangers lurking in the outside world and makes sure that his children will always have a mother to look after them. 

One day Lena manages to flee – but the nightmare continues. It seems as if her tormentor wants to get back what belongs to him. And then there is the question whether she really is the woman called ‘Lena’, who disappeared without a trace 14 years ago. The police and Lena’s family are all desperately trying to piece together a puzzle which doesn’t seem to fit.

‘I have read some great psychological thrillers recently but this has raised the bar.’ Netgalley reviewer

‘I’m astonished this was a debut thriller! Can you give 6 out of 5 stars?’ Netgalley reviewer

‘Tipped to be one of the UK’s must-reads of the summer.’ S Magazine

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Terms & Conditions:

1.           This is a prize draw to receive an advance copy of Dear Child by Romy Hausmann.

2.          The winner will be selected at random from the entries received in accordance with these terms and conditions by a member of Quercus Books marketing team, whose decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

3.          There is no purchase necessary to enter.

4.          The prize draw opens at 12:01 am GMT on 27th January 2020 and closes at 11:59 pm GMT on 9th February 2020. Any entries received outside these specified times and dates will not be eligible for entry into the prize draw.

5.          The winner’s will be contacted on 10th February 2020.

6.       The prize draw is open to residents of the UK aged 18 or over except employees of the Company, their families, or anyone professionally connected to the prize draw either themselves or through their families. 

7.          Only one entry per person allowed. Second or subsequent entries will be disqualified. Entries will not be accepted via agents, third parties or in bulk.

8.          The Company is not responsible for contacting or forwarding prizes to entrants who provide unclear or incomplete information or for entries lost, misdirected, delayed or destroyed.

9.          The Company reserves the right to alter the prizes or cancel the prize draw without notice but will try to avoid creating any undue disappointment.  No cash alternatives to prizes will be provided.  If a winner is unable to accept their prize or cannot be contacted, the Company reserves the right to select another winner.

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Win two tickets to Megan Phelps-Roper in conversation with Louis Theroux

On Tuesday 12th November, 19:00 at St. James’s Church, (197 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9LL) Megan Phelps-Roper, who left the controversial Westboro Baptist Church back in November 2012, will be joining visiting London to discuss her inspirational memoir Unfollow: A Journey from Hatred to Hope.

Megan was raised in the Westboro Baptist Church – the aggressively homophobic and anti-Semitic religious sect who rejoice at AIDS and natural disasters. From childhood to her early twenties, Megan participated in the Church’s notorious picketing campaign daily. Then, in November 2012 at the age of twenty-six, Megan left the church, her close-knit family, and her life behind.

The church was the subject of Louis Theroux’s riveting and widely-watched BBC documentary ‘The Most Hated Family in America’, and has been featured most recently on Louis’ third visit back to Kansas. Megan and Louis will be returning to this discussion, as he comes to interview Megan about her new memoir. 

This event will also include a book signing with Megan. 

The Most Hated Family in America - Louis Theroux BBC Doc
Unfollow by Megan Phelps-Roper

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