The German publication was met with raving press, the English edition received overwhelming feedback from critics and readers, now Romy Hausmann’s thriller debut DEAR CHILD only just came out in Norwegian translation at Cappelendamm and receives five star reviews all over the place!
»Excellently structured thriller novel lifted by a strong commitment to society. […] Suddenly I was hooked and only released at the very end. […] DEAR CHILD is hardly much like any other book you have read, it has its own energy and identity.« – Ole Jacob Hoel, Adresseavisen
»Finally a crime bestseller that meets all expectations! […] Hausmann excels. […] A male monster that makes very, very nervous. « – Cathrine Krøger, Dagbladet
»Here comes one of the most suspensful thrillers of the year. Guaranteed. (…) a truly effective and exciting story. (…) an exceptionally well-composed and exciting thriller.« – Tarald Aano, Stavanger Aftenblad
»I have not been so gripped by a thriller since I read „Resin“ by Danish Ane Riel. […] From the very first sentence, the reader is caught up in a sometimes claustrophobic thriller. […] The story of DEAR CHILD is as cruel as it is hopeful (…). […] A very good and immersive psychological thriller debut that creates great expectations for Hausmann’s next thriller.« – Elin Brend Bjørhei, VG
The New York Public Library picked DEAR CHILD as one of their Best Books of 2020 for Adults.
The New York Times has selected Dear Child as this month’s pick for their „Group Text“ column, which features books „that make you want to talk, ask questions and dwell in another world for a little bit longer.“
The New York Journal of Books calls it »fresh and original…[a] captivating novel« in their review.
Amazon Books‘ editorial director Sarah Gelman gave a terrific shout-out to Dear Child in the Books We Are Talking About feature on the Amazon Book review.
»A peerless exercise in suspense.« – Financial Times
»Claustrophobic, terrifying and fiercely compelling« – Daily Mail
»Will haunt you long after the last page« – Alice Feeney
»Keeps you guessing« – Sunday Express
»Intelligent and original« – Sunday Independent
»Outstanding« – Publishers Weekly