Book Review for THE BOY AT THE DOOR by Alex Dahl
THE BOY AT THE DOOR by Alex Dahl
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: A dark and at times sinister psychological thriller built on a foundation of lies.
THE BOY AT THE DOOR is one of those books that say with you. In this warped tale, Dahl plays with the ripple effect and how one woman would do just about anything to keep her secret.
I can honestly say that this book is addictive. It is one of those dark and twisty stories which keep evolving as each page passes. The tension and suspense not only comes from the core of the plot but also through the characters. Cecilia is certainly not what she seems. I still cannot believe all the level of deceit she is willing to go. Don't worry. I am not going to give anything away, but I will say there is a vast web of emotion, reactions, and consequences within this book.
This deeply disturbing and twisted tale will leave you in awe of how truly complex life can be when you try to hide behind a veil of lies.
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Set against a stunning Scandinavian backdrop, a gritty novel of psychological suspense that asks the question how far would you go to hold onto what you have?
Cecilia Wilborg has it all--a loving husband, two beautiful daughters and a gorgeous home in the affluent Norwegian town of Sandefjord. And she works hard to keep it all together. Too hard. Because one mistake from her past could bring it all crashing down around her.
Annika Lucasson lives a dark life with her abusive, drug-dealing boyfriend. She's lost everything one too many times and now she's got one last chance to save herself, thanks to Cecilia. Annika knows her secret--and just how much she's willing to do to make it all go away...
When someone forgets to pick up their little boy at the local pool, Cecilia agrees to take him home, only to find an abandoned, empty house. It's the first step in the unraveling of her meticulously crafted life, as her and Annika's worlds collide...
About the Author: Half-American, half-Norwegian, Alex Dahl was born in Oslo. She graduated with a B.A. in Russian and German linguistics with international studies and went on to complete an M.A. in creative writing at Bath Spa University, followed by an M.S. in business management at Bath University. Alex has published short stories in the U.K. and the U.S. She is a serious Francophile. The Boy at the Door is her first novel and she wrote it while living in Sandefjord.
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Berkley (July 24, 2018)
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