Saturday, 2 February 2019

The Boy at the Door-Alex Dahl- Psychological
A mother goes to collect her daughter from swimming one evening and is asked by
reception if she could possibly take an eight year old boy home as no one has collected
him. Home, on arrival, appears to be little more than a squat and there is no sign of
any parents. The boy stays overnight and she drops him to school the next morning
thinking that this is the end of the matter. Cecilia knows the person who has previously
been looking after Tobias, Anni,  but says nothing when the authorities question her
and her husband Johan decides that they can look after him for a few weeks until
something more permanent is found. We get the feeling that Cecelia is hiding
something about her past and she lets Tobias into a tiny part of it. This is one of
those reads that captures you early on and doesn’t let go. We get glimpses of
what has happened from both Cecilia and Tobias’s point of view but not the
whole picture. Truths and lies, past and present, fact and fiction.  
A well written book, a clever story.We have all made one mistake in our lives.
For some this lasts longer than most…...
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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...


Alex Dahl is a half-American, half-Norwegian author. Born in Oslo, she wrote The Boy at the Door while living in Sandefjord.


"Unsettling, layered, bold, unpredictable, dark. EXCELLENT." Will Dean, author of Dark Pines

"Remarkable... Dahl is able to ring satisfying changes on the familiar ingredients, and her heroine Cecilia, in particular, is one of the most distinctive that readers will have encountered in recent years." Crime Time

"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
“Heartbreaking and HEAD-SPINNING." Mary Torjussen, author of Gone Without a Trace
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