Alex Dahl is a half-American, half-Norweigan author of suspenseful novels. She is best known for her smash hit book, The Boy at the Door. That book was her first published novel after writing short stories for publication in the US and UK for a number of years.

Before writing, Dahl graduated with a B.A. in Russian and German Linguistics and then went to complete her M.A. in creative writing at Bath Spa University. She also received an M.S. in business management at Bath University.

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The Boy at the Door is Alex Dahl’s highly rated debut novel. The book introduces us to Cecilia Wilborg, a loving wife and mother, who lives in the Norweigan town of Dandfjord. She is always working to keep her past secret or else it could send her perfect life crashing down. The book sees a friend, Annika, living with an abusive drug dealer and Cecilia gives her a chance to change her life. Annika knows her secret and she knows just how far Cecilia will go to keep it. Then one day someone forgets to pick up their son from the pool and Cecilia offers to take him him, but finds an abandoned home and the first step to her unraveling begins.

Dahl followed that book up with The Heart Keeper in 2019. The book is dark one as it begins with Alison who has lost her daughter to a drowning. Alison is struggling to keep it together, especially in the brutal Norwegian winter. For another family, Alison’s loss is a great gain as a young girl named Kira receives a new heart from Alison’s daughter. The family struggles to get by until a new person comes into their life: Alison. She is dealing with her grief in a strange way, trying to stay close to her daughter, and becoming dangerously obsessed.

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