Little Face

2008

Sophie’s first psychological thriller to feature Simon Waterhouse and Charlie Zailer

When Alice Fancourt returns home after having been out for the first time without her two-week-old daughter Florence, she insists that the baby she finds at home, in the care of her husband David, is not their daughter but a child she has never seen before. David denies it, claiming that the baby is Florence and that Alice has gone mad. Is she crazy, or is David lying, and if so, why would he do such a thing? And where is the real Florence? Alice has no proof, but she needs the police to believe her, and quickly. While they wait for the DNA test that will settle the matter, valuable time is being lost, and David’s behaviour towards Alice becomes increasingly threatening and sinister. Can Alice make the police listen to her before it’s too late?

“Compelling”  Washington Post

“As . . . Agatha Christie gleefully trampled on that sacrosanct rule of the mystery novel to ‘play fair with the reader’, the power this novel packs derives from narrators who play fast and loose with what they know. . . . The solution is a stunner.” Boston Globe

“Spine-tingling.” Romantic Times (top pick)

“A tautly claustrophobic spiral of a story.” Kirkus Review

“Clever and original. . . . She has a brilliant new career ahead of her.” BookPage

“A splendid crime-psychological thriller. . . . A book so well-plotted and so well-written deserves to have its surprises kept intact.” St Louis-Post Dispatch

“Riveting reading.” Mystery Scene

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Read Chapter One of Little Face