Sophie Hannah’s Next Thriller Coming in February 2020


Fans of New York Times bestselling author Sophie Hannah won’t have to wait long for her next tale of psychological suspense, as her next book, titled Perfect Little Child, is scheduled to hit U.S. bookstores on February 4th, 2020.

Hannah, who has penned a number of popular psychological thrillers over the years, has also contributed three novels to Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot series, including the 2018 novel The Mystery of the Three Quarters. Additionally, she published a self-help book called How to Hold a Grudge earlier this year. 

Known for her versatility and strong prose, Hannah’s last book, The Next to Die, was released in the States back in February and follows a stand-up comedian named Kim Tribbeck who realizes that she’s part of a game thought up by a deranged killer who targets pairs of best friends. Her next book will feature a bizarre and terrifying plot about a woman who discovers that her children, who are in the custody of her ex and former best friend, haven’t aged a day in over a decade. 

Check out the cover art and plot details below.


Perfect Little ChildrenThe New York Times bestselling author of The Monogram Murders and Woman with a Secret returns with a sharp, captivating, and expertly plotted tale of psychological suspense.

All Beth has to do is drive her son to his soccer game, watch him play, and then return home. Just because she knows her ex-best friend lives near the field, that doesn’t mean she has to drive past her house and try to catch a glimpse of her.

Why would Beth do that and risk dredging up painful memories? She hasn’t seen Flora for twelve years. She doesn’t want to see her today—or ever again. But she can’t resist. She parks outside the open gates of Newnham House, watches from across the road as Flora arrives and calls to her children Thomas and Emily to get out of the car.

Except . . . There’s something terribly wrong. Flora looks the same, only older. Twelve years ago, Thomas and Emily were five and three years old. Today, they look precisely as they did then. They are Thomas and Emily without a doubt, but they haven’t changed at all. They are no taller, no older. Why haven’t they grown? How is it possible that they haven’t grown up?



Sophie Hannah is the New York Times-bestselling author of numerous psychological thrillers, which have been published in 51 countries and adapted for television, as well as The Monogram Murders, the first Hercule Poirot novel authorized by the estate of Agatha Christie, and the follow up The Closed Casket. Sophie is also the author of a self-help book, How to Hold a Grudge, and hosts the podcast of the same name. She lives in Cambridge, UK.

Readers looking to pre-order Perfect Little Children can do so here, or anywhere else books are available.


Praised as “One of the hardest working, most thoughtful, and fairest reviewers out there” by #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, Ryan Steck has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). Steck also works full-time as a freelance editor and pens a monthly thriller column for CrimeReads. For more information, be sure to follow him on Twitter and Facebook. He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.

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