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Alex Dahl - Author

About the Author

Alex Dahl is a half-American, half-Norwegian author. Born in Oslo, she studied Russian and German linguistics with international studies, then went on to complete an MA in creative writing at Bath Spa University and an MSc in business management at Bath University. A committed Francophile, Alex loves to travel, and has so far lived in Moscow, Paris, Stuttgart, Sandefjord, Switzerland, Bath and London. Her second thriller, The Heart Keeper will be published later this year.

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The Heart Keeper A gripping psychological thriller from the author of The Boy at the Door

The Heart Keeper A gripping psychological thriller from the author of The Boy at the Door

Author: Alex Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2020

The new thriller from the author of The Boy at the Door. What would you do to get your daughter back? It's been three months since Alison's world fell apart when her six-year-old daughter, Amalie, died in an accident. Three months of sympathy cards, grief counselling and gritting her teeth, but it's still only the vodka and pills that seem to help. Across town, Iselin's life is finally looking up. Her seven-year-old daughter, Kaia, has survived a life-changing operation. After years of doctors, medication and hope, they can now start thinking about the future. These two mothers couldn't be more different, but fate will bring them together. And when it does, the consequences will be devastating. 'Turns the raw power of maternal feeling into a gripping plot ... The author keeps the reader on tenterhooks with a deft balance of nail-biting tension and pure sympathy for her twisted heroine' SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB. 'Intriguing and believable ... At once a compelling thriller and a beautiful meditation on grief' JANE SHEMILT. What readers are saying about ALEX DAHL: 'Absolutely brilliant ... I was in tears at points. I can't wait for the next story from this gifted writer' 'I was completely overtaken by this book. I couldn't put it down. It held me from the very beginning' 'Cracking story, fully fleshed characters, full of twists and turns and keeps you guessing. Great read and unputdownable. Highly recommended' 'I loved this book. A truly immersive unputdownable novel and a Netflix Original in the making!'

The Heart Keeper

The Heart Keeper

Author: Alex Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2019

The new thriller from the author of The Boy at the Door. What would you do to get your daughter back? It's been three months since Alison's world fell apart when her six-year-old daughter, Amalie, died in an accident. Three months of sympathy cards, grief counselling and gritting her teeth, but it's still only the vodka and pills that seem to help. Across town, Iselin's life is finally looking up. Her seven-year-old daughter, Kaia, has survived a life-changing operation. After years of doctors, medication and hope, they can now start thinking about the future. These two mothers couldn't be more different, but fate will bring them together. And when it does, the consequences will be devastating. 'Turns the raw power of maternal feeling into a gripping plot ... The author keeps the reader on tenterhooks with a deft balance of nail-biting tension and pure sympathy for her twisted heroine' SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB. 'Intriguing and believable ... At once a compelling thriller and a beautiful meditation on grief' JANE SHEMILT. What readers are saying about ALEX DAHL: 'Absolutely brilliant ... I was in tears at points. I can't wait for the next story from this gifted writer' 'I was completely overtaken by this book. I couldn't put it down. It held me from the very beginning' 'Cracking story, fully fleshed characters, full of twists and turns and keeps you guessing. Great read and unputdownable. Highly recommended' 'I loved this book. A truly immersive unputdownable novel and a Netflix Original in the making!'

The Heart Keeper

The Heart Keeper

Author: Alex Dahl Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2019

The new thriller from the author of The Boy at the Door. What would you do to get your daughter back? It's been three months since Alison's world fell apart when her six-year-old daughter, Amalie, died in an accident. Three months of sympathy cards, grief counselling and gritting her teeth, but it's still only the vodka and pills that seem to help. Across town, Iselin's life is finally looking up. Her seven-year-old daughter, Kaia, has survived a life-changing operation. After years of doctors, medication and hope, they can now start thinking about the future. These two mothers couldn't be more different, but fate will bring them together. And when it does, the consequences will be devastating. 'Turns the raw power of maternal feeling into a gripping plot ... The author keeps the reader on tenterhooks with a deft balance of nail-biting tension and pure sympathy for her twisted heroine' SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB. 'Intriguing and believable ... At once a compelling thriller and a beautiful meditation on grief' JANE SHEMILT. What readers are saying about ALEX DAHL: 'Absolutely brilliant ... I was in tears at points. I can't wait for the next story from this gifted writer' 'I was completely overtaken by this book. I couldn't put it down. It held me from the very beginning' 'Cracking story, fully fleshed characters, full of twists and turns and keeps you guessing. Great read and unputdownable. Highly recommended' 'I loved this book. A truly immersive unputdownable novel and a Netflix Original in the making!'

The Boy at the Door

The Boy at the Door

Author: Alex Dahl Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 04/04/2019

What would you do for the perfect life? Would you lie? Would you cheat? Would you kill? Cecilia Wilborg has the perfect life. A handsome husband, two beautiful daughters and a luxurious house in the picture-postcard town of Sandefjord. But Cecilia also has a dark secret. A secret so damaging it can never be brought to light. Then Tobias enters her life. He is a small, friendless eight-year-old boy who just wants to find a home. But he threatens to bring Cecilia's world crashing down.

Boy at the Door

Boy at the Door

Author: Alex Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 24/07/2018

Set against a stunning Scandinavian backdrop, a gritty novel of psychological suspense that asks the question how far would you go to hold onto what you have?Cecilia Wilborg has it all--a loving husband, two beautiful daughters and a gorgeous home in the affluent Norwegian town of Sandefjord. And she works hard to keep it all together. Too hard. Because one mistake from her past could bring it all crashing down around her.Annika Lucasson lives a dark life with her abusive, drug-dealing boyfriend. She's lost everything one too many times and now she's got one last chance to save herself, thanks to Cecilia. Annika knows her secret--and just how much she's willing to do to make it all go away...When someone forgets to pick up their little boy at the local pool, Cecilia agrees to take him home, only to find an abandoned, empty house. It's the first step in the unraveling of her meticulously crafted life, as her and Annika's worlds collide...

The Boy at the Door A gripping psychological thriller full of twists you won't see coming

The Boy at the Door A gripping psychological thriller full of twists you won't see coming

Author: Alex Dahl Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/07/2018

A brilliant, twisty psychological thriller. Perfect for fans of Friend Request, He Said/She Said and A Simple Favour. 'Unsettling, layered, bold, unpredictable, dark. EXCELLENT' Will Dean, author of Dark Pines. 'Grips like a vice ... REMARKABLE' Crime Time. Everyone has secrets. Even those who seem to be perfect... On a rainy October evening, Cecilia Wilborg - loving wife, devoted mother, tennis club regular - is waiting for her kids to finish their swimming lesson. It's been a long day. She can almost taste the crisp, cold glass of Chablis she'll pour for herself once the girls are tucked up in bed. But what Cecilia doesn't know, is that this is the last time life will feel normal. Tonight she'll be asked to drop a little boy home, a simple favour that will threaten to expose her deepest, darkest secret... 'STUNNING ... Intricate and twisted with dark secrets emerging at every turn' ALEXANDRA BURT, author of Sunday Times bestseller Little Girl Gone. 'Heartbreaking and HEAD-SPINNING' MARY TORJUSSEN, author of Gone Without a Trace.

The Boy at the Door

The Boy at the Door

Author: Alex Dahl Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/06/2018

A brilliant, twisty psychological thriller. Perfect for fans of Friend Request, He Said/She Said and A Simple Favour. 'Unsettling, layered, bold, unpredictable, dark. EXCELLENT' Will Dean, author of Dark Pines. 'Grips like a vice ... REMARKABLE' Crime Time. Everyone has secrets. Even those who seem to be perfect... On a rainy October evening, Cecilia Wilborg - loving wife, devoted mother, tennis club regular - is waiting for her kids to finish their swimming lesson. It's been a long day. She can almost taste the crisp, cold glass of Chablis she'll pour for herself once the girls are tucked up in bed. But what Cecilia doesn't know, is that this is the last time life will feel normal. Tonight she'll be asked to drop a little boy home, a simple favour that will threaten to expose her deepest, darkest secret... 'STUNNING ... Intricate and twisted with dark secrets emerging at every turn' ALEXANDRA BURT, author of Sunday Times bestseller Little Girl Gone. 'Heartbreaking and HEAD-SPINNING' MARY TORJUSSEN, author of Gone Without a Trace.

Boy at the Door

Boy at the Door

Author: Alex Dahl Format: eBook Release Date: 01/05/2018

A brilliant, twisty psychological thriller. Perfect for fans of Friend Request, He Said/She Said and The Couple Next Door. 'Unsettling, layered, bold, unpredictable, dark. EXCELLENT' Will Dean, author of Dark Pines. What would you do for the perfect life? Would you LIE? Would you CHEAT? Would you KILL? Cecilia Wilborg has THE PERFECT LIFE. A handsome husband, two beautiful daughters and a luxurious house in the picture-postcard town of Sandefjord. But Cecilia also has A DARK SECRET. A secret so damaging it can never be brought to light. Then Tobias enters her life. He is a small, friendless eight-year-old boy who just wants to find a home. But he threatens to bring Cecilia's world crashing down. 'STUNNING ... Intricate and twisted with dark secrets emerging at every turn' ALEXANDRA BURT, author of Sunday Times Bestseller Little Girl Gone. 'Heartbreaking and HEAD-SPINNING' MARY TORJUSSEN, author of Gone Without a Trace. 'Remarkable ... GRIPS LIKE A VICE' CRIME TIME.

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