The Boy at the Door by Alex Dahl audiobook

The Boy at the Door

By Alex Dahl
Read by Mozhan Marnò , Jenna Lamia , and  Sophie Amoss

Penguin Audio
12.02 Hours Unabridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780525635253

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...

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Summary

Summary

Shortlisted for The Crime Writers Association John Creasey Memorial Dagger

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

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...

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Dahl savagely delineates the price of living in a society that insists women must try to be perfect wives and mothers and have successful careers, too, or they’ll be inevitably made to feel they’re never good enough.″ Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“The three actors who voice Cecilia, a beautiful rich housewife, Tobias, an abandoned child, and Annika, a doomed junkie, are perfectly cast, have appealing voices, and do exactly what the story needs them to do. Cecilia especially is a tricky challenge—any mother would identify with her at first but—keep listening. Tobias is winning though more damaged than he first appears, and Annika, who should appall you, is deeply touching. The ingredients of the plot might sound like conventional noir…but this is an unusual and brilliantly executed example and a flawless listen. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
A tangled web, masterfully constructed and certain to satisfy fans of the genre. Booklist
“The Boy at the Door is a genuine page-turner, a fascinating psychological study and a must-read for people who can’t resist twisty thrillers with unreliable narrators.” Saturday Reader
Scandi Noir at its best…Atmospheric and beautifully written…combines complex and believable characters with a heart-breaking and head-spinning plot.″ Mary Torjussen, author of The Girl I Used to Be
The Boy at the Door is a stunning debut! Alex Dahl has crafted an extraordinary plot; intricate and twisted with dark secrets emerging at every turn.″ Alexandra Burt, author of Remember Mia
“Suspenseful, vivid, and ice-cold…The Boy at the Door deftly shows that things are always messier than they appear.″ Kristen Lepionka, author of the Roxane Weary mystery series

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Author

Author Bio: Alex Dahl

Author Bio: Alex Dahl

Alex Dahl is the author of the novel The Boy at the Door and has published short stories in the United Kingdom and the United States. She earned a BA in Russian and German linguistics with international studies, an MA in creative writing at Bath Spa University, and an MS in business management at Bath University.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 12.02
Audience: Adult
Language: English