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Perfect Day

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The power of imagination can be comforting. Or deadly.




Girls, between the ages of 7 and 10, have been disappearing for the past fourteen years. Ten girls in fourteen years. Red ribbons show the police the way to the bodies. For fourteen years, the culprit has been at large. One evening, the internationally renowned philosophy professor and anthropologist Walter Lesniak is arrested on the suspicion of murder in the presence of his daughter Ann. The focus of his research: the face of evil. The accusation: the murders of ten young girls. Lesniak’s daughter Ann is certain this is all some kind of mistake. And she will prove it. Yet, with the arrest of her father, she begins a journey into the unknown. At the same time, Nathalie and her young daughter have rented a vacation house in a small village in the Bavarian Forest. Nathalie is hiding them away from her violent husband, and has little contact with the local villagers. One day, a girl vanishes from the village. And soon after that, someone finds red
ribbons in the forest...
This extraordinary and high-profile new psychological thriller from the internationally acclaimed author plays with the question: Can good and evil exist side-by-side within a single person?




• Flagship title and marketing focus of dtv’s autumn 2021 list
• The latest thriller by SPIEGEL bestselling author Romy Hausmann
• Highly emotional, top-class psychological thriller

Romy Hausmann

Romy Hausmann born in 1981, worked as a TV journalist before she wrote herself straight to the top of German suspense literature with her thriller debut Liebes Kind (Dear Child) in 2019. She has established herself as a successful writer of thrillers as well as of non-fiction titles. Her books regularly climb the bestselling lists, are being turned into films and series and have been translated into more than 25 languages. Romy Hausmann lives with her family near Stuttgart. 

Perfect Day



The power of imagination can be comforting. Or deadly.




Girls, between the ages of 7 and 10, have been disappearing for the past fourteen years. Ten girls in fourteen years. Red ribbons show the police the way to the bodies. For fourteen years, the culprit has been at large. One evening, the internationally renowned philosophy professor and anthropologist Walter Lesniak is arrested on the suspicion of murder in the presence of his daughter Ann. The focus of his research: the face of evil. The accusation: the murders of ten young girls. Lesniak’s daughter Ann is certain this is all some kind of mistake. And she will prove it. Yet, with the arrest of her father, she begins a journey into the unknown. At the same time, Nathalie and her young daughter have rented a vacation house in a small village in the Bavarian Forest. Nathalie is hiding them away from her violent husband, and has little contact with the local villagers. One day, a girl vanishes from the village. And soon after that, someone finds red
ribbons in the forest...
This extraordinary and high-profile new psychological thriller from the internationally acclaimed author plays with the question: Can good and evil exist side-by-side within a single person?




• Flagship title and marketing focus of dtv’s autumn 2021 list
• The latest thriller by SPIEGEL bestselling author Romy Hausmann
• Highly emotional, top-class psychological thriller

Bibliographic Data
416 pages, ISBN: 978-3-423-26315-3
First published 2022