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Good morning and happy weekend! Today I am really happy to be part of the blog tour for this new book from Alex Dahl. It is always good to realise you love a book when you are involved in a blog tour and be able to recommend it to you all! This is a thriller and is perfect for fans of this type of book – I think it is my favourite genre.


By Alex Dahl

About The Author

Alex Dahl is a half-American, half-Norwegian author. Born in Oslo, she studied Russian and German linguistics with international studies, then went on to complete an MA in creative writing at Bath Spa University and an MSc in business management at Bath University. A committed Francophile, Alex loves to travel, and has so far lived in Moscow, Paris, Stuttgart, Sandefjord, Switzerland, Bath and London. Her first thriller,The Boy at the Door, was a Sunday Times Crime Club star pick and was shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger

Follow Alex:

Twitter: @alexdahlauthor

Instagram: @authoralex

Facebook: @alexdahlauthor

The Publishers – Head of Zeus


Twitter: @HoZ_Books

Facebook: @headofzeus

The Blurb

Gripping, dark and fresh: the latest thriller from the CWA Dagger-shortlisted author of The Boy at the Door.

Have you seen Lucia Blix?

Lucia went home from school for a playdate with her new friend Josie. Later that evening, Lucia’s mother Elisa dropped her overnight things round and kissed her little girl goodnight.

That was the last time she saw daughter.

The next morning, when Lucia’s dad arrived to pick her up, the house was empty. No furniture, no family, no Lucia.

In Playdate, Alex Dahl puts a microscope on a seemingly average, seemingly happy family plunged into a life-altering situation. Who has taken their daughter, and why?

What I Thought

Thrillers are one of my favourite genres and this one is a great example, full of suspense and drama.

Your daughter goes on a playdate to her friend’s, which turns into a sleepover and then goes horribly wrong… the fact that the start of the book is something recognisable that happens every day, all around the world, certainly makes your tummy turn!

I think the author did an amazing job, I really enjoyed the way the story was shown from different viewpoints and the characters were great. I did guess what as going on at 62% (yes, I made a note of it) but whereas this may have put me off other thrillers, it did not here. I still had many questions and wanted to see how the book panned out.

I haven’t read any of Alex Dahl’s other books but I will definitely keep an eye out for her name now. I read this one in just 3 evenings with one very late bedtime so I could finish, and would recommend to all thriller fans.

Check out Playdate on Amazon

Check out Playdate on Google Play

I think you can tell I really enjoyed this one! Do you enjoy a good thriller? If you have read a good one recently, please let me know your recommendations in the comments below. Take care and keep safe,

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