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Head of Zeus
After She'd Gone
After She'd Gone by Alex Dahl

An irresistible read... A truly revealing book about the disgusting side of the modelling world, but [Dahl's] powerful messaging never bogs the plot down' DAILY MAIL

Unsettling, gripping and glamorous. A timely psychological thriller about the danger of beauty, the lure of power, and the fierce love of a mother for her son.

Liv keeps a low profile in Sandefjord, Norway: she's just another tired single mother, trying to make ends meet. She has never told her son about the secrets she carries or the life she lived before he was born. She will do anything to keep him safe.

Anastasia's life is transformed when she moves from Russia to Milan to work as a model. She's rich. She's desired. But there's a dark side to the high-pressure catwalk shows; the sun-baked Italian palazzos; the drink-fuelled after-parties hosted by powerful men. Soon, she will do anything to escape.

Selma is a journalist in Oslo. She's investigating scandals in the modelling industry, but can't get her article published. Then a woman goes missing in Sandefjord. Now Selma is about to uncover the biggest story of her life...

Praise for Alex Dahl:
'Unsettling, layered, bold, unpredictable, dark' Will Dean
'Fast-paced and unsettling' Guardian
'It will leave you gasping for air' Rachael Blok

Head of Zeus -- an Aries Book * Thrillers
18 Aug 2022 * 416pp * £15.99 * 9781801108270
REVIEWS
'An irresistible read... A truly revealing book about the disgusting side of the modelling world, but [Dahl's] powerful messaging never bogs the plot down'
Daily Mail
'An often accomplished [...] addition to the ranks of Scandi Crime'
The Times
'An adrenaline rush of a read; fast paced, thrilling, occasionally violent and always compelling'
My Weekly
PRAISE FOR ALEX DAHL:

'Remarkable... Dahl is able to ring satisfying changes on the familiar ingredients' Crime Time, on The Boy at the Door.

'Turns the raw power of maternal feeling into a gripping plot' Sunday Times Crime Club on The Heart Keeper.

'Dahl plays with a scenario that is every parent's nightmare as she slowly reveals the truth in this fast-paced and unsettling read' Guardian, on Playdate.

'Dark, intelligent books set in bleak landscapes – who doesn't love a Scandi thriller? Especially when it's from the critically acclaimed author of The Boy Next Door... Tense and twisty, this tale explores obsession and mental health'
 Woman's Own, on Cabin Fever
Author
Alex Dahl
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 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).
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