In a nightmarish scenario, new mother Alice Fancourt goes out after her daughter’s birth, leaving her two-week-old infant with her husband, David. Returning two hours later, she swears that the baby in the crib is not her child. Despite how terrified and hysterical she is, her husband insists that she is wrong.
Thus begins a convoluted and complicated investigation, with two police detectives, Simon Waterhouse and Charlie Zailer, finding themselves at odds with one another over what is true and what is not; as they travel their separate paths, following leads, Alice drops hints and clues along the way, leading them into still another case a few years before—the murder of David’s first wife, Laura, which resulted in David and his mother Vivienne having sole custody of David and Laura’s son Felix.
Is there a connection between what happened to Laura and what has now happened to baby Florence? Who is the dark force behind these events, and what can Alice do to convince everyone that her child is missing?
Little Face, by Sophie Hannah, is an exciting, thrilling, psychological suspense novel that compels the reader to keep rapidly turning pages until the questions are answered. Surprising twists and turns along the way had me shaking my head at each point. But what will we finally learn about each of these characters, and what motivations are driving them?
If I could, I would give this book 5+ stars. I am not likely to ever forget this tale.