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‘DEAR CHILD‘ by ROMY HAUSMANN
TEASER TUESDAY EXTRACT
“Chest of drawers, second drawer down. I’m still sitting on the mattress, watching Kirsten feel for the right pair of socks, then unroll it. I gaze at her face. Her eyes, usually so clear, now cloudy. Her lips thin and drawn. With shaky fingers she’s taken the shard of glass, still with dried, brown streaks of blood on it, from the tangle of socks.
‘That is the piece of the snow globe that the police didn’t find.’
‘Why did you take it with you from the cabin? Surely not as a souvenir?’
I shake my head.
‘Hannah gave it to me. In hospital. The doctor had administered a sedative and I was fairly out of it. Then Hannah came into my room and put the piece of glass in my hand. She said: I remember every detail. I thought I’d dreamed it when I first woke up. but then I realised I was clutching the piece of glass.
‘But why did she give it to you?’
‘I couldn’t find an explanation for that, either, at first. But after seeing that letter, I think she was trying to remind me of my guilt.’
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‘DEAR CHILD‘ by ROMY HAUSMANN (Translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch)
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 quite seem to fit.
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