Sleepless: A Novel (Hardcover)
Dark secrets past and present collide in Sleepless, a haunting novel of guilt and retribution from Romy Hausmann, the international bestselling author of Dear Child.
It's been years since Nadja Kulka was convicted of a cruel crime. After being released from prison, she's wanted nothing more than to live a normal life: nice flat, steady job, even a few friends. But when one of those friends, Laura von Hoven--free-spirited beauty and wife of Nadja's boss--kills her lover and begs Nadja for her help, Nadja can't seem to refuse.
The two women make for a remote house in the woods, the perfect place to bury a body. But their plan quickly falls apart and Nadja finds herself outplayed, a pawn in a bizarre game in which she is both the perfect victim and the perfect murderer...
“Hausmann’s novel has the feel of a nightmare, unfolding at breakneck speed and exposing the terrifying vulnerability of a woman who wants nothing more than to be loved.”
“Fine story crafting and impressive character depth combine to produce chilling, realistic complexity.”
But Hausmann’s dark new psychological thriller surpasses the earlier one in keeping the reader guessing…Hausmann manages to seamlessly tie all these threads and timelines together for a story that will keep the reader on the edge of their seat…By the end it will all make sense and you’ll be stunned. It’s seldom I recommend a book filled with mostly unlikeable characters, but if you like intelligently told, twisty tales, this one is for you.”
“In present-day Germany, a woman burdened with the darkest of secrets from her brutal childhood becomes an unwitting participant in a fatal game of murder and deceit…Feverish, relentlessly tense…”