The Heart Keeper

by Alex Dahl

On Sale: 01/07/2019


About the Book

When Alison learns that the girl who received her daughter's heart lives just a few streets away, in the darkest recess of her brain an idea begins to take shape...

The new thriller from the author of The Boy at the Door . What would you do to get your daughter back? It's been three months since Alison's world fell apart when her six-year-old daughter, Amalie, died in an accident. Three months of sympathy cards, grief counselling and gritting her teeth, but it's still only the vodka and pills that seem to help. Across town, Iselin's life is finally looking up. Her seven-year-old daughter, Kaia, has survived a life-changing operation. After years of doctors, medication and hope, they can now start thinking about the future. These two mothers couldn't be more different, but fate will bring them together. And when it does, the consequences will be devastating. 'Turns the raw power of maternal feeling into a gripping plot ... The author keeps the reader on tenterhooks with a deft balance of nail-biting tension and pure sympathy for her twisted heroine' SUNDAY TIMES CRIME CLUB. 'Intriguing and believable ... At once a compelling thriller and a beautiful meditation on grief' JANE SHEMILT. What readers are saying about ALEX DAHL: ' Absolutely brilliant ... I was in tears at points. I can't wait for the next story from this gifted writer' 'I was completely overtaken by this book. I couldn't put it down . It held me from the very beginning' 'Cracking story, fully fleshed characters, full of twists and turns and keeps you guessing. Great read and unputdownable. Highly recommended' 'I loved this book. A truly immersive unputdownable novel and a Netflix Original in the making!'

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781786699282
  • ISBN 10: 1786699281
  • Imprint: Head of Zeus - GB
  • On Sale: 01/07/2019
  • Pages: 416
  • List Price: 32.99 AUD
  • BISAC1: FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense


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 second thriller, The Heart Keeper will be published later this year.

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