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by House of Zeus Ltd, 12 July 2018. ISBN: 978-1786-69923-7 (HB)
Norwegian, lives a charmed life with her handsome, dutiful husband Johan, and
their two young gorgeous daughters in the picturesque town of Sandefjord. Chic clothes,
a stylish home and champagne parties with women chums define her until her perfect
yet vacuous existence implodes when Tobias, a scared, friendless eight year old
comes to stay.
in the first person, this dark, tautly woven psychological thriller is full of
page turning suspense. The reader is whisked seamlessly from one narrator’s perspective
to another’s, the tales ultimately fitting together neatly. Secrets, lies and deceitfulness
shadow every twist and turn.
past rears its head threatening to tear her cherished family apart and she
knows her demons will bring her fortress crashing down unless she takes drastic
action so she must learn fast. Sex, bad behaviour, drugs and murder collide
on a path that takes the reader on a disturbing journey.
author’s knack of story telling keeps one reading as she convincingly controls
the unfolding of the story. The dialogue is natural, characterisation skillful,
and tension builds as Cecilia reviews her constantly shifting strategies, some
foolish, some wily. Her relationship with Tobias deepens for he is a child who
has witnessed and experiencedgruesome things to which no child should ever
be exposed. All this makes for a
surefooted, engrossing debut of depth that culminates in an ending that is
startling and dramatic as it is satisfying.
Alex Dahlwas born in Oslo, Norway, and is half
American, half Norwegian, fully Francophile, and London resident. Alex is the
author of The Boy at the Door, published world-wide in 2018. She holds an MA in
Creative Writing from Bath Spa University, as well as an MSc in Business
Management. Alex loves to travel and has previously lived in Moscow, Paris,
Stuttgart, Sandefjord, Switzerland and Bath. To learn more about Alex Dahl, please visit
her on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Serena Fairfaxspent her
childhood in India, qualified as a lawyer in England and practised in London
for many years. She began writing by contributing feature articles to legal
periodicalsthen turned her hand to
fiction. Having published nine novels all, bar one, hardwired with a romantic
theme, she has also written short stories and accounts of her explorations off
the beaten track that feature on her blog. A tenth, distinctly unromantic,
novel is a work in progress. Thrillers, crime and mystery narratives,
collecting old masks and singing are a few of her favourite things.