Book Review: Dear Child by Romy Hausmann

Full of twists and turns, this read kept me constantly guessing

Dear Child is a psychological thriller centring on the escape of “Lena” a woman who has been abducted and held in a cabin in the woods and the aftermath of her being discovered. The story is told from a triple point of view which definitely worked well to add variety to this read, and allowed the reader to view a rather dark and twisted tale from all sides.

I had high hopes for this book, and it delivered to a certain extent. While the plot had me interested, the writing style did very little for me. At times the writing felt convoluted and unclear, I found myself having to reread certain passages. The characters were relatively well developed though I did not find myself connecting to any of them. I found myself wanting the read the book from the point of view of the abductor, too, as I think that could have helped draw me into the book more.

Full of twists and turns, this read kept me constantly guessing, but towards the rather drawn out conclusion I found myself just wanting the book to end. Overall, I found this to be a decent psychological thriller but the pacing and writing style were a little lacking for me, but I’d definitely read another book by this author as the actual plot of the novel was great.

*Copy provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

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