Special Feature: THE BOY AT THE DOOR by Alex Dahl

This book came up for review this summer but I couldn’t fit it in with my summer review books. However, I will be reviewing it in September as part of my fall reading and mystery features.

This book caught my eye for one reason alone—genre. This book is a Scandinavian thriller. Scandinavian thrillers are always a little different, edgy, and dark. I didn’t want to miss out on this one and wanted to get the word out about this book before I reviewed it. It sounds really interesting and different so if you are looking for a thriller, then this might be the one for you!

Cecilia Wilborg is the perfect wife and mother. With her beautiful home in the affluent Norwegian town of Sandefjord and her carefully constructed social circle, she works hard to keep it all together—too hard. Cecilia is harboring a few skeletons in her closet and one mistake from her past could destroy everything.

Annika Lucasson has lived a hard life and knows how it feels to lose everything several times over. After suffering a number of relapses and continual abuse from her drug-dealer boyfriend, she is desperate to save herself, even if she has to cross a line to do so. Because Annika knows about Cecilia’s secrets—and that Cecilia will do anything to protect them.

When no one comes to pick up a small boy at the community pool, Cecilia agrees to give him a ride home, only to find his address is an empty, abandoned house. This is the first in a tangled series of events that rapidly lead to the unraveling of her meticulously crafted life, as her and Annika’s worlds collide.

Beautifully crafted and delightfully complex, Dahl has created a captivating atmospheric ride with heart breaking twists and turns that keep you on the very edge of your seat. THE BOY AT THE DOOR is an unnerving yet believable misadventure, leaving you startled, shaken, and wanting more.

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