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The Boy at the Door
01 May 2018 * EBOOK * £4.99 * 9781786699220

What would you do for the perfect life? Would you lie? Would you cheat? Would you kill? When Cecilia ends up looking after a boy with no home, dark secrets from her past force their way to surface...

Fiction / FH (Thrillers)
Extent: 384 pages
Exclusive: GB AU NZ IN ZA SG   Not for sale: CA US
Also by Alex Dahl
The Boy at the Door: A gripping psychological thriller full of twists you won't see comingby Alex Dahl

A brilliant, twisty psychological thriller that will keep you hooked.

'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.

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 four other thrillers: After She'd Gone, Cabin Fever, Playdate, 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).

Lead thriller debut of the year.

Dark, twisty psychological thriller set in Sandefjord – the Hamptons of Norway.

Perfect bookclub read.

MARKET: A.J. Finn; Gillian Flynn; Paula Hawkins.


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

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

'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

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

'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

'A riveting psychological thriller' Excelle magazine

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

'[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

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

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