YOU ESCAPED. BUT YOUR NIGHTMARE HAS JUST BEGUN…
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!
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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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.