August 29, 2018

The Boy at the Door

"I wake in one of those black pockets of night when the deep silence is both exhilarating and frightening." ~ 97%

Two worlds collide for the worse. Cecilia is married with two beautiful daughters and lives in an affluent Norwegian town. Annika lives with her abusive drug-dealing boyfriend. On the surface these two women share nothing in common. However, Annika knows a secret from Cecilia's past that could destroy and save lives. When someone forgets to pick up their little boy from the pool, Cecilia takes it upon herself to give the boy a ride home...too bad it's an abandoned empty house.

Sounds like a damn good novel, right? Nope. I am so disappointed when a book with a unique premise is not so good on paper. I am sure the idea and outline was great, but the final product was not as good. Every other chapter, I was annoyed at the stupid decisions the characters continued to make. And not once was a logical question asked or a logical action taken. This made it hard for me to finish The Boy at the Door. But I trudged along hoping it got better. Well, it did not unfortunately.

Needless to say, I do not recommend The Boy at the Door. For those still interested, it is available now!

Disclaimer: This book was received directly from the publisher for review purposes only. In no way does it influence my review. The opinions I have expressed are my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.

Title: The Boy at the Door
Author: Alex Dahl
Published: July 2018
Pages: 368
Edition: Galley
Rating: 🖤

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