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The Heart Keeper


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Alex Dahl was born in Oslo and is the critically acclaimed author of The Boy at the Door. She graduated with a B.A. in Russian and German linguistics with international studies and went on to complete an M.A. in creative writing at Bath Spa University, followed by an M.S. in business management at Bath University. Alex has published short stories in the U.K. and the U.S. and is a serious Francophile.


Praise for The Heart Keeper: "Dahl follows her critically acclaimed debut, The Boy at the Door (2018), by weaving another tautly
constructed web around two mothers and one child. ... Crisp and insightful prose drives a first-person narrative, related in turn by Alison and Iselin, that turns slowly sinister as it draws to a haunting conclusion. Recommended for Scandinavian-noir collections and fans appreciative of Picoult-like emotionally compelling fiction."--Booklist
Praise for The Boy at the Door

"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."--PW (starred review) "A tangled web, masterfully constructed and certain to satisfy fans of the genre."--Booklist

"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 Gone Without a Trace and 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, International Bestselling author of Remember Mia and The Good Daughter "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

"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

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