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- Listening Length: 11 hours and 44 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 18 Jan. 2012
- Language: English
- ASIN: B006ZADJE8
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Little Face Audio Download – Unabridged
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The ultimate resolution is perhaps slightly predictable, although it is always easier to set up mysteries than to resolve them satisfactorily. However, the characters are sufficiently believable, and the steps towards reaching the conclusion are sufficiently intricate to make this an enjoyable, if slightly disturbing read. The scenes played out between Alice and her husband are particularly chilling. I will certainly look out for Sophie Hannah's next novel. I wonder, incidentally, if she will give the detectives in this novel a second outing, as there is certainly scope to develop their characters further!
The novel is definetely a page-tuner, I read it in one day. So was 'a room swept white'. But the ending here is just a huge dissapointment, characters are extreme and all of them could use a good psychiatrist! And don't get me even started about the husband!Why, on Earth would he suddenly turn into such a saddist after never showing any signs of that? His behavior does not add anything to the book at all ...well it shocks so if that was Sophie's goal - achieved! SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS The initial investigation about Laura's murder was obviosuly done by incompetent detectives, and knowing it was Charlie I am not surprised at all as she seems to think very highly of herself without a proper foundation for that. Why would Vivianne not shred the bag into tiny,little pieces; burn it; take it with her to Africa and leave it in the middle of a tropical rainforest...well that I just don't know! Instead she chose to keep it in her locker as a souvenir? Ridiculous and unrealistic! This is not a good psychological thriller but a decent ending could have reedemed it a little...if only there was one!
I give it two starts as it was a page-turner, pointless one but still. I don't plan to read any more books of Sophie Hannah.
I will probably try another one of Sophie Hannah's books. But I won't be rushing to it.
Little Face has an intriguing beginning: Alice has just had a traumatic birth and she comes home from her first outing to claim that the baby in her house is not hers, that Florence has been swapped for a strange child while her husband has been asleep. No-one believes her: not her husband or his controlling mother with whom they live, or the police. Then, a week later, Alice and the baby go missing and the police are forced to confront her story, uncovering an earlier crime associated with the same family.
Hannah makes good use of elements from classic gothic: what goes on in the privacy of houses (e.g. Wuthering Heights, Thornfield Grange), the difference between the public and private faces of people (e.g.The Tenant of Wildfell Hall), and twists ideas of motherhood and the bonds of love. However her style is a little pedestrian, and the structure of both books I've read very similar: a first-person narrative interspersed with a third-person narrative from the police persepective. This does serve to increase the tension as bits of the story are with-held from us, but becomes quite contrived.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The plot was somewhat complex however intriguingly captivating. The ending was quite unexpected... Little face renders us to imagine a variety of endings.Published 1 month ago
I only read less than a quarter of it, and that was because I forced myself until I could bear it no longer. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Emily
Thoroughly enjoyable it carried you along a twisted path of theories and answers to the unexpected truth a great readPublished 3 months ago by geraldine belmore
I may have maybe been unfortunate starting with this novel by Sophie Hannah because from it I cannot understand the praise she enjoys. Do publishers not employ editors these days. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Col
As an avid reader, the story-line sounded a bit unusual, soI was really looking forward to reading this. What a disappointment! Read morePublished 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Good storyline, kept you gripped until the end. Made me want to read further books by the Sophie Hannah.Published 4 months ago by Dit