Books are Best: Review of Dear Child by Romy Hausmann

Suspenseful mysteries and thrillers used to be my books of choice when I was in the office. I often listened to audiobooks while I worked. I haven’t read one of these in a while, so I was excited when I picked up Dear Child by Romy Hausmann for my next read.


A woman involved in a hit and run is taken to the hospital with her child, but things aren’t what they seem. There’s a chance that it’s missing woman, Lena, who disappeared 13 years prior.


I was enthralled with Dear Child from the very beginning. Certain details set off alarm bells in my mind from the get-go. I was itching to know what actually happened when Lena went missing and in all the years since.

This is not a story where you figure everything out. There are unreliable characters from every angle and,as you read, you wonder how all the different the pieces fit together.

Dear Child is a thrilling page turner that will have up all night reading. It will shock and disturb you at times. It will have you questioning all the things you think you know.

I’d compare the experience to reading something like Gone Girl.


“Sometimes two people cross paths in a most unfortunate way and all you can do is accept this and somehow carry on”


Hannah has to be my favorite character in this story. Getting a glimpse into her childlike, but also seriously fucked up, perspective is both fascinating and chilling to read. She’s both innocent and cunning, which makes her actions and their impact on the course of this book even more exciting.

Have you read Dear Child? What did you think of it? What are you currently reading? What is your favorite thriller?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back To Top