Dark & mesmerising – Sophie Hannah’s Little Face

Little Face (Spilling CID, #1)Little Face by Sophie Hannah
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’d read one other Sophie Hannah book before Little Face and remember finding it’s plot weak but the description of Little Face persuaded me to try this book despite my previous experience.

Alice Farncourt leaves her newborn baby to go out for a few hours, when she returns she swears the baby in the crib is not her daughter. No one, even her husband believes her. Why would someone take a child and replace it with another? Post natal depression, insanity or is Alice telling the truth?

This book grips from the first chapter, your sense of unease builds throughout as you learn more about Alice and her husband and the matriarch of the family her mother-in-law Vivienne. I just wanted to keep reading to find out more.

I am more of a chick-lit reader, mysteries aren’t always my thing but I loved this book. The story was well thought out, planned and meticulous and the characters plausible. It reminded me of Virginia Andrews Flowers In The Attic, that same sense of things in a household being wrong and creepy. A wonderful book.

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