ARC Review: The Boy at the Door by Alex Dahl

The Boy at the Door by Alex Dahl

Published July 24th, 2018 by Berkley

Genres Thriller, Mystery

Pages 368

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Cecilia Wilborg has it all–a loving husband, two beautiful daughters, and a gorgeous home in an affluent Norwegian suburb. And she works hard to keep it all together. Too hard… There is no room for mistakes in her life. Even taking home a little boy whose parents forgot to pick him up at the pool can put a crimp in Cecilia’s carefully planned schedule. Especially when she arrives at the address she was given and finds an empty, abandoned house… There’s nothing for Cecilia to do but to take the boy home with her, never realizing that soon his quiet presence and knowing eyes will trigger unwelcome memories from her past–and unravel her meticulously crafted life…

This was a very interesting book and the main character Cecilia, is certainly a very dramatic and interesting character. I found that she was the type of character I could understand at times, while at other times I couldn’t really stand her. The plot of this book is definitely a unique one and it will certainly keep readers wondering what is going to happen next. In the past, Nordic noir hasn’t always been easy for me to read, but I really did enjoy this book. Some of the suburban housewife drama and wealth weren’t exactly my favorite thing, but overall it will definitely hold you attention. I am fairly impressed that this is Alex Dahl’s debut novel as well. I look forward to reading more from the author in the future.

Thank you to the publisher, Berkley, for sending me an ARC of this book.


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