Little Face

Little Face Little Face is a wonderful work a brilliant use of mirrors and the writer s magic Chilling tantalizing and ultimately fair and deeply satisfying Barbara D Amato author of Death of a Thousand Cuts

  • Title: Little Face
  • Author: Sophie Hannah
  • ISBN: 9781569477175
  • Page: 126
  • Format: ebook
  • Little Face is a wonderful work, a brilliant use of mirrors and the writer s magic Chilling, tantalizing, and ultimately fair and deeply satisfying Barbara D Amato, author of Death of a Thousand Cuts Hannah adapts to crime fiction with arresting aplomb Her characters are vivid, the novel s challenging double narrative is handled with flair, and its denouement is ing Little Face is a wonderful work, a brilliant use of mirrors and the writer s magic Chilling, tantalizing, and ultimately fair and deeply satisfying Barbara D Amato, author of Death of a Thousand Cuts Hannah adapts to crime fiction with arresting aplomb Her characters are vivid, the novel s challenging double narrative is handled with flair, and its denouement is ingenious The Sunday Times London Outstandingly chilling The Spectator Superb good, old fashioned spine tingling stuff, but also a fine modern thriller The Times London A terrifying mystery of manipulation, counter manipulation and, finally, astounding revelation It s a haunting story told with bewitching skill The Scotsman Impressive The Mail on Sunday The first time she goes out after their daughter is born, Alice leaves the two week old infant at home with her husband, David When she returns two hours later, she insists that the baby in the crib is not her child Despite her apparent distress, David is adamant that she is wrong The police are called to the scene Detective Constable Simon Waterhouse is sympathetic, but he doubts Alice s story His superior, Sergeant Charlie Zailer, thinks Alice must be suffering from some sort of delusion brought on by postpartum depression With an increasingly hostile and menacing David swearing she must either be mad or lying, how can Alice make the police believe her before it s too late Sophie Hannah is an award winning and best selling poet in the United Kingdom She has also previously published fiction This is her first psychological crime novel She lives in West Yorkshire with her husband and two children.From the Hardcover edition.

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    About “Sophie Hannah”

    1. Sophie Hannah

      Sophie Hannah is an internationally bestselling writer of psychological crime fiction, published in 27 countries In 2013, her latest novel, The Carrier, won the Crime Thriller of the Year Award at the Specsavers National Book Awards Two of Sophie s crime novels, The Point of Rescue and The Other Half Lives, have been adapted for television and appeared on ITV1 under the series title Case Sensitive in 2011 and 2012 In 2004, Sophie won first prize in the Daphne Du Maurier Festival Short Story Competition for her suspense story The Octopus Nest, which is now published in her first collection of short stories, The Fantastic Book of Everybody s Secrets Sophie has also published five collections of poetry Her fifth, Pessimism for Beginners, was shortlisted for the 2007 T S Eliot Award Her poetry is studied at GCSE, A level and degree level across the UK From 1997 to 1999 she was Fellow Commoner in Creative Arts at Trinity College, Cambridge, and between 1999 and 2001 she was a fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford She is forty one and lives with her husband and children in Cambridge, where she is a Fellow Commoner at Lucy Cavendish College She is currently working on a new challenge for the little grey cells of Hercule Poirot, Agatha Christie s famous detective.

    559 thoughts on “Little Face”

    1. I bought this because a review quoted on the jacket of Lucie Whitehouse's superb The Bed I Made compared that book to Sophie Hannah's writing. First things first - the comparison is way off the mark. Hannah's writing is good, and I can see certain similarities in style, but she hasn't a fraction of Whitehouse's talent. While compelling and in parts intriguing, this was one of the strangest, most confusing and ultimately frustrating books I've ever read.I don't normally describe plots in my revie [...]


    2. I really thought I would enjoy this one more. It started out with a lot of promise, but became much too claustrophobic for my taste! While I do enjoy a frantic tone and intense scenario, this one turned out to be very monotonous and redundant. I enjoyed the setting of the massive estate, The Elms and the fact that the wife/mother Alice seemed to be "trapped" inside and controlled by her husband, Simon and her evil mother-in-law.The story line and dialogue just went round and round too much for m [...]



    3. Είναι κάποιοι συγγραφείς αλλά είμαστε και κάποιοι αναγνώστες που πάμε και κάνουμε πρώτες μούρες στο Καβούρι την κάθε τυχάρπαστη που πιστεύει ότι είναι η νέα Αγκαθα Κρίστι. Πιο προβλέψιμο πεθαίνεις. Παίζει να είχα καταλάβει τι θα γίνει και από την πρώτη κιόλας σελίδα. Δεν ε [...]


    4. I feel bad giving this book only two stars, because the writing was actually good enough to deserve more than that. By the end, however, it started feeling like a bad made-for-TV movie. I could picture Melissa Gilbert tearing up and trying to conjure a quivering lip in the lead role!What was the point with the husband, by the way? Mild-mannered, "love-of-my-life"? Is it just Me? Or, how do you turn him into this horrible, sadistic villain, replete with evil cackle and murderous stare, and then i [...]


    5. If you like crime drama and psychological suspsense, don't miss this book. This is a magical onion kind of book--the surface is nothing like the center and there are hundreds of layers making it up. The complexity of the plot will take awhile to hit you, but when it does, you won't be able to put the book down. I literally finished the last 20 pages walking around my apartment because I was too exhausted to stay awake if I sat down but I HAD to see how things wrapped up. The premise: new mother [...]


    6. Creepy and disturbing, and not even in an interesting way.The characters were either annoying or downright unpleasant. I resented having to spend my time with them. No one had any redeeming features. The ending was a huge rip-off. I've noticed with Sophie Hannah that even though she sets up amazing mysteries that keep my turning the pages, she ruins them with the last chapter in which everything is explained in an implausible and awkward way. I felt cheated by the ending of this book. All the wa [...]


    7. This will probably include SPOILERS so stop reading now if that bothers you. I'm torn about this book. I think my actual rating was about 3.5 stars. I couldn't put it down, which pleased me because I came across it by accident, and I'm often disappointed with kindle books I know nothing about. I found the author's narration style interesting: alternating first-person Alice narration with third-person police narration. At first, I was confused by this, but it grew on me. Ok. Problems with the sto [...]


    8. Well the premise sounded good--Alice Fancourt returns home after a few hours out of the house and claims the baby in the nursery is not hers. No one believes her, not even the police.The book jacket was loaded with rave reviews"international bestseller" and "translated into nine languages" so I started reading with high hopes.Well, that will teach me to believe in publisher's hype. I should know better by now.This book has too MUCH psycho-babble. Every character is overdrawn; and I found none of [...]


    9. Το συγκεκριμένο βιβλίο είναι αρκετά ιδιαίτερο. Διαπραγματεύεται ένα θέμα που είναι ο εφιάλτης για όλες τις μητέρες -και για όσες δεν είμαστε, μπορώ να πω. Η εξαφάνιση ενός παιδιού αποτελεί την πιο φρικτή σκέψη του καθενός από εμάς και νομίζω πως άπαντες νιώθουμε ένα σφίξιμο [...]


    10. I was very disappointed with this book, and it was only sheer irritation that kept me going – I thought it MUST get better or reveal some amazing plot twist. I didn’t like the voice of Alice, she sounded needy and pathetic. I didn’t like the close, first person, present tense chapters with Alice as narrator, they just droned on with too much detail. None of the characters seemed believable, from the psycho mother in law to the stock sweary police officers. And all that terrible exposition [...]


    11. There are two reasons why I didn't like this book. One, within two chapters I was able to correctly guess one of the major plot points. Second, the resolution (really the entire final 100 pages) is full of implausibilities that could induce an eye-roll. There is even that clunky cliche of a scene in which someone in peril confesses their motivation to a crime, laying it out in such detail that no stone is unturned. Worst of all, this book breaks one of the cardinal rules of the mystery genre. I [...]


    12. Un thriller psicológico más psicológico que thriller.Esta historia se caracteriza por su prosa y sus personajes. El argumento es poco relevante aquí.No me encontraba con personajes tan bien caracterizados psicológicamente desde Gillian Flynn. Sobretodo cuando estoy hablando de personajes bastante perturbados o con un alguna patología tóxica.Este libro abarca temas como la depresión post-parto, la depresión, la manipulación y las relaciones tóxicas. Es un libro bastante denso de leer p [...]


    13. I admit that I didn't have terrifically high hopes for this novel being phenomenal. The plot is like something out of a 1940s cheap pulp novel. It's definitely an airplane read, not anything aspiring to be great literature. But I was nonetheless taken aback by how repellent the novel is. What makes it so bad? Well, let's start with the characters. Put simply, they're awful. There is a strong undercurrent of male chauvinism and conservatism throughout the story that made me gag. And while I initi [...]


    14. After a very promising plot and some interesting opening chapters, I thought I was in for a truly chilling psychological thriller with a shock ending.What I ended up with was a very melodramatic and unsatisfying ending.I didn't feel there was any point to the side storyline of Charlie and Simon, and his rejection of her.There was no comeuppance for David Fancourt, though he was not the main villain, his psychological abuse of Alice was repellent - in a way this was the best written part of the b [...]


    15. Was a great letdown in comparison with other books by the same author. I respect Hannah as a proficient weaver of intricate webs of psychological mysteries, but this story was so haphazard, so incongruous, and consisted of a major hole or two. Completed it only to know the ending, which seemed bizarre and incomplete. The last quarter taxed my brains by flitting from one idea to another, and rapid change of scenes. Gist of the book - a distraught mother who thinks her neonate daughter's been subs [...]


    16. I remember reading this back in 2012. I really didn't like the characters and the plot :( I think this was a DNF for me.


    17. Sophie Hannah has a gift for making me very, very angry. Little Face is a psychological thriller about a new mother who returns home to a baby she claims isn't hers, and who subsequently disappears with the baby. Told in alternating points of view (which, based on the only other book of hers that I've read, seems to be her gimmick), we see through the mother's eyes the week leading up to her disappearance, and a 3rd-person account of the investigation by detectives.Hannah's gift really shows dur [...]


    18. 2.5 StarsAfter reading some great reviews of the series, I decided to give this series a try and picked up Little Face, the first book in the series. This book was a bit of a let down. After reading the synopsis on the back of this book, I was looking forward to a good read and the mystery it was going to tell. What a disappointment! The book was just merely okay, but I had a lot of issues with this book. First off, it left lots of unanswered questions. What was up with Alice's husband's abusive [...]


    19. Έχουν περάσει μόνο λίγες ώρες από την ολοκλήρωση της ανάγνωσης του συγκεκριμένου μυθιστορήματος και είναι αλήθεια ότι μου προκάλεσε πολλά και έντονα συναισθήματα μ’ εκείνα του θυμού να επικρατούν και να ξεπερνούν με διαφορά τα υπόλοιπα. Και μάλιστα θα έλεγα ότι είμαι θυμ [...]


    20. I really like Sophie Hannah's third book, The Wrong Mother, so I was looking forward to reading this one (her first) and was sorely disappointed. This book was so disappointing that it made me wonder if I should rethink how much I liked The Wrong Mother.Hannah alternates chapters between first-person narrative of the protagonist and third-person narrative of the cops. In The Wrong Mother this works really well, but in this book it feels too much like a device (which, of course, it is in both boo [...]


    21. Este libro me mantuvo en suspenso todo el tiempo, es un verdadero "page turner". Nos cuenta una historia donde no sabemos que es verdad y que es mentira. Habia leido anteriormente la nueva versión de Poirot escrita por Sophie (que me encantó), pero nunca había leido otro libro de ella, con su propia voz y estilo. Me gustó mucho. Es bien entretenido e interesante, con un ritmo fluido y que te mantiente deseando saber en qué terminará la historia.Lo recomiendo mucho, y definitivamente leeré [...]


    22. Started well, heading for a 4 star rating, until the final 80 pages or so. The conclusion was unsatisfying for me. Far too many loose ends left dangling. 2.75 stars.


    23. This was a very suspenseful read and had me guessing until the very end. This was a four star for the first 90% of the book and turned into a three star for the less than satisfactory conclusion. My issues with the book :spoilers ahead1. If the entire kidnapping plot was planned by Alice, how can the author reconcile the first person narrative where the readers knew Alice's thoughts and utter despair over not knowing what has happened to her daughter? This isn't a movie where there may be clues [...]


    24. Arrrrrrrrgh! That last conversation is interminable. We already understand that the plot device that occupied fully two thirds of the novel was a big fat red herring perpetrated by the "victim" herself. In other words, we've been had. So please quit talking about it. We feel stupid enough. Enough already. Really. I mean it.


    25. This book can be summed up as follows - a storyline that kept me thinking when I wasn't reading the novel (an abduction of a child to be replaced by another child from her cot - woozers!); short but boring chapters interspersed in the plot; and the most disappointing outcome since Gone Girl.


    26. The premise of Little Face by Sophie Hannah is an intriguing one that can hardly fail to grip the reader from the start: Alice Fancourt returns from her first outing alone since the birth of her daughter Florence, now two weeks old, and returns to find that the baby in the nursery is not hers. But her husband David seems insistent that nothing is wrong, and the police, faced with no evidence whatsoever that any crime has been committed, are seemingly unable to help her.Is Alice, trapped in a hug [...]


    27. La novela parte de una premisa polémica: que todos los bebés NO son iguales. Para que la novela tenga sentido y sea llevadera uno tiene que abrazar la idea de que esas masas fofas, chillonas y babeantes llamadas bebés pueden identificarse uno del otro. Es difícil, pero es el disparador de la novela. Alice se va un día de la casa un rato y cuando vuelve ve que la beba que está en el moisés no es su beba porque, obvio, mírala, es distinta. Cuesta creer eso, pero sigamos leyendo y vamos a v [...]


    28. 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 w [...]


    29. It's been interesting to read other reviews of this title; I had wondered if I'd missed something. I tend to read gripping books as I'm falling asleep and sometimes miss key events!The book opens well; Alice is a new mother who, upon her return to her home, claims that the baby there is not hers.Gradually we learn more about the characters such as her mother-in-law Vivienne whom we know to be bossy and domineering from the start and also her husband David who develops into a sadistic, bullying m [...]


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