Romy Hausmann was born in East Germany in 1981. At the age of twenty-four she became chief editor at a film production company in Munich. Since the birth of her son, Romy has been working as a freelancer in television. Her thriller debut, Dear Child, became a number one bestseller in Germany and is being published in twenty countries. Sleepless is her second thriller. Romy lives with her family in a remote house in the woods near Stuttgart.
Dear Child is an accomplished thriller, beautifully written, intriguing and very compelling - Peter JamesGerman bestseller Dear Child by Romy Hausmann is tipped to be one of the UK's must-reads of the summer - S MagazineI read Dear Child in one sitting, holding my breath. Such a gripping, suspenseful and beautifully written debut. I loved it! - Jo Spain, author of The ConfessionOne of the best thrillers I've read this year. Flawlessly plotted with a pace that refuses to let the reader come up for air - not that you'd want to - Stephanie Wrobel, author of The Recovery of Rose GoldWow! Such a disturbingly good read. Romy's knack of getting under a character's skin is impressive. I loved it - Lesley Kara, author of The RumourIf you read only one thriller this year, choose this one. Room meets Gone Girl in this gripping novel, which will haunt you long after the last page - Alice Feeney, author of Sometimes I LieA peerless exercise in suspense . . . Whether treated as a study in trauma and identity or a dark, well-crafted crime narrative from multiple perspectives, it is a nail-biting fare - Barry Forshaw, Financial TimesClaustrophobic, terrifying and fiercely compelling, this is heartbreaking - Daily Mail