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by Alex Dahl

Playdate Synopsis

It was meant to be your daughter's first sleepover. Now it's an abduction. Lucia Blix went home from school for a playdate with her new friend Josie. Later that evening, her mother Elisa dropped her overnight things round and shared a glass of wine with Josie's mother. Then she kissed her little girl goodnight and drove home. That was the last time she saw her daughter. The next morning, when Lucia's dad arrived to pick her up, the house was empty. No furniture, no family, no Lucia. In Playdate, Alex Dahl puts a microscope on a seemingly average, seemingly happy family plunged into a life-altering situation. Who has taken their daughter, and why? Reviews for Alex Dahl: 'Unsettling, layered, bold, unpredictable, dark' Will Dean on The Boy at the Door 'Intriguing and believable ... At once a compelling thriller and a beautiful meditation on grief' Jane Shemilt on The Heart Keeper 'Dahl's sharp characterisations make her story feel fresh' Sunday Express on The Boy at the Door

Playdate Press Reviews

'A wonderfully creepy twisty tale that kept me guessing until the solution was under my nose' Lesley Thomson. 'A tense, exhilarating read that explores every mother's greatest fear - and the consequences of desire. I couldn't put it down' Rachael Blok. 'Deceptively simple and extremely clever, Playdate is a tense thriller that felt utterly real, with complex, flawed and relatable characters facing underlying fears and horrific possibilities' Jane Shemilt.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781789544077
Publication date: 1st October 2020
Author: Alex Dahl
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 464 pages
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. She is the author of two other thrillers: The Heart Keeper, and The Boy at the Door, which was shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger. Follow Alex on Twitter (@alexdahlauthor), Instagram (@authoralex) and Facebook (alexdahlauthor).

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