It was meant to be your daughter’s first sleepover.
Now it’s an abduction.
Lucia Blix 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 her 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?
Elisa agrees her 7 year old daughter, Lucia, can go on a playdate and sleepover with her friend for the first time…..
But then the family she was staying with disappear, Lucia along with them. Every parent’s worst nightmare……
Was the sleepover just a plot to take Lucia?
The story then becomes a nationwide obsession as the hunt for Lucia begins.
A very clever plot, told from several perspectives has you totally gripped from start to finish. It’s twisty and fraught with a nerve wracking tension and I found this to be a thoroughly engrossing read.
Thank you to Vicky at Head Of Zeus for the opportunity to take part in this blog tour, for the promotional material and an eARC of Play date. This is my honest and unbiased review.
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.
Facebook: @ alexdahlauthor