Little Face

Little Face

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Penguin Putnam
A creepy, fast-paced psychological thriller from the author of The Wrong Mother andThe Other Woman’s House

It’s every mother’s worst nightmare. When Alice Fancourt leaves her newborn daughter at home with her husband for the first time, she comes home to a horrifying discovery: her child has been swapped with another baby. In near hysterics, Alice rushes to call the police, but soon discovers that no one, not even her husband David, believes her. When the police arrive, Detective Simon Waterhouse is drawn to the lovely Alice but doubts her story and suspects that she is suffering from postpartum depression. Meanwhile, David is growing increasingly hostile and Alice begins to fear that her baby’s disappearance may be linked to his first wife’s untimely death. Can Alice convince the police before it’s too late?

The first book in Sophie Hannah’s acclaimed Zailer and Waterhouse series established her as a new master of psychological suspense. For fans of Tana French and Tess Gerritsen,Little Face is a chilling look at the lengths to which a mother will go to protect her child.


Random House, Inc.
A creepy, fast-paced psychological thriller from the author of The Wrong Mother andThe Other Woman’s House

It’s every mother’s worst nightmare. When Alice Fancourt leaves her newborn daughter at home with her husband for the first time, she comes home to a horrifying discovery: her child has been swapped with another baby. In near hysterics, Alice rushes to call the police, but soon discovers that no one, not even her husband David, believes her. When the police arrive, Detective Simon Waterhouse is drawn to the lovely Alice but doubts her story and suspects that she is suffering from postpartum depression. Meanwhile, David is growing increasingly hostile and Alice begins to fear that her baby’s disappearance may be linked to his first wife’s untimely death. Can Alice convince the police before it’s too late?

The first book in Sophie Hannah’s acclaimed Zailer and Waterhouse series established her as a new master of psychological suspense. For fans of Tana French and Tess Gerritsen,Little Face is a chilling look at the lengths to which a mother will go to protect her child.

Baker & Taylor
After leaving her two-week-old daughter in her husband's care for a few hours, Alice Fancourt returns home and realizes that the child sleeping in the crib is not her baby.

Baker
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Reluctantly leaving her newborn daughter with her husband for the first time since becoming a new mother, Alice Fancourt returns home to discover that her child has been switched with another baby and finds that no one--not even her husband--believes her. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2008, c2006
ISBN: 9780143114086
Branch Call Number: FIC HAN
Characteristics: 310 p. ;,20 cm.

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Pisinga
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”

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maipenrai
Nov 09, 2016

The first book in the Culver Valley Crime series

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wilqser
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.

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rtwete
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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rtwete
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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