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Netflix viewers left on edge of their seats by new psychological thriller series

Claire Reid

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Netflix viewers left on edge of their seats by new psychological thriller series

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If you’re on the hunt for your next binge-watch then Netflix has you covered with its new thriller series that has left viewers on the ‘edge of their seats’.

The six-part psychological thriller is based on Romy Hausmann's bestselling German novel Liebes Kind - or Dear Child in English.

You can see a trailer here:

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The drama series, which centres on a woman’s escape from captivity, landed on Netflix this week and has already raced into the top 10 most watched as viewers say they’re absolutely hooked with the suspenseful story.

An official synopsis from Netflix reads: “When Jasmin Grass (Kim Riedle) is kidnapped in a parking garage in the German thriller series Dear Child, she finds herself locked in a small windowless apartment in the middle of a northern German forest.

“Her abductor - whose face we never see - dyes her dark hair blonde and calls her Lena.

“From that moment on, she’s forced to live according to his strict rules and look after 'their' young children, Hannah (Naila Schuberth) and Jonathan (Sammy Schrein).

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Viewers have been left on the edge of their seats while watching Dear Child. Credit: Netflix
Viewers have been left on the edge of their seats while watching Dear Child. Credit: Netflix

"After five months, Lena manages to flee from her prison in a desperate and harrowing escape - but soon realises she can’t hide from her perpetrator."

The show has a solid 7.5 on IMDb and an even more impressive 85 percent on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes.

Meanwhile, viewers have rushed to X (formerly known as Twitter) to praise the gripping new series, with one saying: “Well I've just finished final episode of Dear Child on Netflix. Intense thriller. Intriguing story and plays with your mind. Absolutely worth a watch but will I sleep tonight now?”

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Another said: “Dear Child on Netflix has me on the edge of my seat.”

A third added: “I pull no punches, this is a complete mind-f**k. A criminally insane, psychological thriller.

The six-part series is available to stream now. Credit: Netflix
The six-part series is available to stream now. Credit: Netflix

"It’ll keep you guessing as to ‘what the f**k is going on?’ This is a damn good psychological thriller.”

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While someone else gushed: “Watched Dear Child on Netflix last night - by far, one of the best binges I’ve had in years.

"True crime, psychological thriller, murder mystery all rolled up into one six-part miniseries. Highly recommend it.”

“Finished Dear Child on Netflix and it was a fantastic watch. It immediately captivates you and you can’t stop watching,” a fifth fan wrote.

If all of that has piqued your interest, then you can stream the full series of Dear Child on Netflix right now.

Topics: Netflix, TV And Film

Claire Reid
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