Half-American, half-Norwegian author Alex Dahl has written some internationally appreciated psychological suspense novels set against a Nordic backdrop.
Alex Dahl (Alexandria Bockfeldt Dahl) was born in Oslo in 1982 to a Norwegian father and an American mother. She grew up in Oslo and is a native speaker of both Norwegian and English. She studied Russian, German and international studies in Oslo and Moscow. She earned a creative writing degree from Bath Spa University and a management degree from the University of Bath in the UK. She currently lives both in London and in Sandefjord, Norway. She has published short stories in the UK and in the US, but The Boy at the Door was her first novel.
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The Boy at the Door
Cecilia has got everything, a loving husband, two beautiful daughters and a gorgeous home in the Norwegian town of Sandefjord – but she has to work hard to keep it all together and cannot allow herself to make any mistakes.
Annica has lost everything too many times and now she´s got one last chance to save herself – because of what she knows about Cecilia.
When someone forgets to pick up their little boy at the local pool Cecilia agrees to take him home, but there she finds an abandoned empty house. This is the first step towards the demolishing of her perfect façade and soon her and Annica´s worlds collide…
The Heart Keeper
It´s been three months since Alison´s world fell apart when her six-year-old daughter, Amalie, died in an accident. But across town another little girl, Kaia, after years of doctors and medication, has got a heart transplant and hope for a new future.
When Alison finds out about Kaia, she knows she shouldn´t interfere, but she is convinced that the spirit of Amalie lives on in Kaia and she´s desperate to reconnect to her lost daughter. In the beginning she just wants to help Kaia and her single mother, but step by step her grief transforms into a terrifying obsession…
Seven-year-old Lucia Blix went home from school for a playdate with her new friend Josie. Later that evening, her mother Elisa dropped her overnight things round and shared a glass of wine with Josie’s mother. Then she kissed her little girl goodnight and drove home. That was the last time she saw her daughter.
The next morning, when Lucia’s dad arrived to pick her up, the house was empty. No furniture, no family, no Lucia. Suddenly a seemingly average, seemingly happy family is plunged into a life-altering situation. Who has taken their daughter, and why?