Meet Alex Dahl, author of Playdate


The Playdate book cover

After two successful thrillers The Heartkeeper and The Boy at the Door, Alex Dahl is back with Playdate (Head of Zeus). This time the author puts a microscope on a seemingly happy family plunged into every parent’s worst nightmare…

One afternoon seven-year-old Lucia Blix went for a playdate after school with her new friend Josie. Later that evening, Lucia’s mother Elisa dropped off her overnight case and kissed her daughter goodnight. That was the last time she saw her. The next morning, when Lucia’s father arrived to pick her up, the house was empty. No furniture, no family, no Lucia.

Parents Elisa and Fredrik are left devastated when they discover she’s been taken by a woman posing as someone like themselves – a normal, well-to-do person in a sleepy Norwegian seaside town. The question is, who is she – and why has she taken Lucia?

Alex reads an exclusive extract now…

The plot is built around the notion of ‘an eye for an eye’ and it was interesting to work with revenge as a central theme. I loved writing the book!  Alex Dahl


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Allison Hay

I joined the My Weekly team ten years ago, and I love the variety of topics we cover both online and in the magazine. I manage the digital content for the brand, sharing features and information on the website, social media and in our digital newsletters. I also work for Your Best Ever Christmas - perfect as it's my favourite time of year!