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BLOODY BRILLIANT, I would say. Author Alex Dahl took my breath away replacing it with unbridled thrill and suspense where reading this book became my highest priority.
A first sleepover of child Lucia with her best friend Josephine became her last sleepover as the next day Lucia’s parents found the house vacant with no sign of anyone. Then came the long years of waiting to bring the child home. Will they?
My first book by this author, I was so addicted to the writing. Every clue given had me analyzing it in detail. The human behavior and the secrets that the psyche could hold hit me hard. I was gripped to the point that I forgot the world. In fact, this story became the focal point of my sight, and I could se nothing beyond. It was that thrilling.
Written in multiple POV along with the one from little Lucia, it showed me a world where things were set in shades of gray. The author’s talent at inserting the different nuances to bring a depth to the storyline, which would often appear familiar, had my heart racing.
Pulse spikes were the norm as the pages turned. I just needed to know the truth. There were so many secrets buried deep. This was one book which made me want to read faster yet go slow to savor every word and try to work out the truth. And no, I couldn’t.
Tension raced into me as I reached the end; the prose was smooth, well defined; the characters grew with their secrets in every chapter. I was completely immersed in this atmospheric thriller. I could only let go once I was done.
One of my best breakfast reads.
I received a ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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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?
Publication Date: July 2020