Dear mama


How far would you go to protect your family?

Nurse Helen is married to Werner, a successful restauranteur. Together they have three children aged thirteen, fifteen and seventeen.

The eighteen-year-old Ralf still lives with his parents. His life revolves around his car, his friends and earning money. He gets dragged into a criminal plan: to rob the home of Helen and Werner.

A horror scenario unfolds on that fateful night. However, the nightmare for Helen has just begun…

With Dear Mama, Nova Lee Maier brings the danger uncomfortably close and leaves the reader with the question: What would I do?

Original title

Verhoef - Lieve mama - iBook
Lieve mama                       

March 2015
384 pages
150.000 copies sold
First print 100.000 copies

SHORTLISTED FOR THE NS PUBLIC PRIZE 2015

SHORTLISTED FOR THE GOLDEN SLING 2016

You think you know your limits. But if your family is in danger… how far would you go?

‘Nova Lee Maier has outdone herself.’ Margriet

 Nova Lee Maier is one of the most successful and most versatile writers in the Netherlands. Her psychological thrillers and novels have sold 1.9 million copies. Maier’s work has appeared in numerous languages and been awarded and nominated several times. She has won, among others, the NS Publieksprijs (NS Public Prize), the Hebban Crimezone Award and the Diamanten Kogel (Diamond Bullet).

Press comments:

‘Maier sketches characters that go beyond the standard thriller stereotypes.’ Barnes & Noble review

‘Nova Lee Maier clearly belongs to the writing elite in our country.’ Algemeen Dagblad