Little Face


About the Book

She’s only been gone two hours.
Her husband David was meant to be looking after their two-week-old daughter. But when Alice Fancourt walks into the nursery, her terrifying ordeal begins, for Alice insists the baby in the cot is a stranger she’s never seen before.
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?

What Sophie Hannah thinks about World Book Night

"I love the generosity of World Book Night - the philosophy is basically, 'Here, have an ace thing.'  What could possibly go wrong?  People, including me, normally say that sarcastically, but I seriously mean it in this instance."

What we think

“Chilling and gripping, exploring what happens when your worst nightmares come true and no one even believes you. Sophie Hannah is one of the most brilliant crime writers of her generation (and a poet to boot!) and Little Face is absolutely riveting from start to finish. Just try to remember to breath as you turn the pages”

Also by Sophie HannahSophie Hannah

Crime Fiction: Hurting Distance (Hodder & Stoughton, 2007) also published as The Truth-Teller's Lie (2010), The Point of Rescue (Hodder & Stoughton, 2008) also published as The Wrong Mother (2009),The Other Half Lives (Hodder & Stoughton, 2009) also published as The Dead Lie Down (2009), A Room Swept White (Hodder Stoughton, 2010), Lasting Damage (Hodder & Stoughton, 2011), Kind of Cruel (Hodder & Stoughton, 2012)

Poetry: Early Bird Blues, 1993 (Limited Edition Pamphlet), Second Helping of Your Heart, 1994 (Limited Edition Pamphlet), Love Me Slender: Poems About Love, 2000, First of the Last Chances, (Carcanet Press, 2003), Selected Poems, 2006, Pessimism for Beginners, (Carcanet Press, 2007)

Author biography

Sophie Hannah is a bestselling poet, a novelist and a children’s writer. She has won awards for her short stories and for her poetry, including first prize in the Daphne Du Maurier Festival Short Story Competition. In June 2004 she was chosen for the Next Generation poetry promotion as one of the best twenty poets to emerge in the last ten years.
She has won several awards for her poetry, which is studied at GCSE, A-level and degree level across the UK. She was Fellow Commoner in Creative Arts at Trinity College, Cambridge, and a fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford. She is thirty-three and lives in West Yorkshire with her husband and two children.


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