Little Face

Little Face

Book - 2007
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" Little Face is a wonderful work, a brilliant use of mirrors and the writer's magic.  Chilling, tantalizing, and ultimately fair and deeply satisfying."--Barbara D'Amato, author of Death of a Thousand Cuts

"Hannah adapts to crime fiction with arresting aplomb: Her characters are vivid, the novel's challenging double narrative is handled with flair, and its denouement is ingenious."-- The Sunday Times (London)

"Outstandingly chilling."-- The Spectator

"Superb . . . good, old-fashioned spine-tingling stuff, but also a fine modern thriller."-- The Times (London)

"A terrifying mystery of manipulation, counter-manipulation and, finally, astounding revelation. It's a haunting story told with bewitching skill."-- The Scotsman

"Impressive."-- The Mail on Sunday

The first time she goes out after their daughter is born, Alice leaves the two-week-old infant at home with her husband, David. When she returns two hours later, she insists that the baby in the crib is not her child. Despite her apparent distress, David is adamant that she is wrong.

The police are called to the scene. Detective Constable Simon Waterhouse is sympathetic, but he doubts Alice's story. His superior, Sergeant Charlie Zailer, thinks Alice must be suffering from some sort of delusion brought on by postpartum depression. With an increasingly hostile and menacing David swearing she must either be mad or lying, how can Alice make the police believe her before it's too late?

Sophie Hannah is an award-winning and best-selling poet in the United Kingdom. She has also previously published fiction. This is her first psychological crime novel. She lives in West Yorkshire with her husband and two children.
Publisher: New York : Soho, [2007]
ISBN: 9781569474686
Branch Call Number: Suspense F HAN


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Jan 21, 2019

A tediously told tale that features a monstrous mother-in-law, a cruel husband and an astonishingly dysfunctional and unethical team of police investigators. If only the writing or the plotting or a surprising central character could make up for that!

Oct 03, 2017

In the last part of the book, where the denouement is supposedly taking place, and the reader supposedly should be put in the mood-Oh, what a surprise! ", In reality put me in the mood -This is tedious and confusing. The book can be viewed as a version of “Gone girl”

Nov 09, 2016

The first book in the Culver Valley Crime series

Jul 14, 2015

English psychological thriller about a woman whose domineering stepmother threatens to tear her marriage and family apart. Overly long for an ending trying to explain the resoning for her actions.
Well written , engrossing and taut.

benn093 Dec 23, 2014

Not bad - a good beginning but it does get a little slow after a fast start and has a disappointing ending. But why is this an American edition with language and grammar mangled? I am confused as to why British authors have to suffer this treatment. Please, please buy British editions of British authors and not these dumbed-down versions.

Mar 18, 2011

Like other Sophie Hannah books, it hooks at the start, then gets rather tedious, though one wants to see how it ends.


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Mar 18, 2011

Young mother insists her week old baby has been switched with another. Her husband doesnt believe her, he wicked mother-in-law may or may not believe her. Husband's former ex-wife was murdered on property 2 years before. Police consider case closed, except for Simon, who believe the young mother, maybe, and wishes to reopen the murder case.


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