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The Boy at the Door

by Alex Dahl

Thriller and Suspense

The Boy at the Door Synopsis

A brilliant, twisty psychological thriller. Perfect for fans of Friend Request, He Said/She Said and A Simple Favour.

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...

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The Boy at the Door Press Reviews

'A rollicking great read ... [Cecilia] is a fascinating character who lies relentlessly, with reckless abandon, in a desperate bid to protect the big secret she's hiding' Connaught Telegraph.

'[Dahl] adds some twisted black humour and creates a tense narration that will keep readers intrigued and wondering how to approach the main character' Crime Review.

'Alex Dahl's sharp characterisations make her story feel fresh' Sunday Express.

'A riveting psychological thriller' Excelle magazine.

'A novel of remarkable accomplishment that sets its nuanced and intriguing characters in the context of a plot that grips like a vice' Crime Time.

'Unsettling, layered, bold, unpredictable, dark. EXCELLENT' Will Dean.

'Dahl savagely delineates the price of living in a society that insists women must try to be perfect wives and mothers and have successful careers, too, or they'll be inevitably made to feel they're never good enough' Publishers Weekly, Starred Review.

'Atmospheric and beautifully written ... combines complex and believable characters with a heart-breaking and head-spinning plot' Mary Torjussen.

'Stunning ... an extraordinary plot; intricate and twisted with dark secrets emerging at every turn. An engaging mystery with an ending you won't see coming' Alexandra Burt.

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ISBN: 9781786699251
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786699251
Publication date: 10th January 2019
Author: Alex Dahl
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 384 pages
Genres: Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Thriller / suspense,

About Alex Dahl

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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