My word, reviewing for My Weekly is giving me the opportunity to read some spectacular books. Today I’m delighted to share details of my latest review for the My Weekly website. Today I am sharing my thoughts on the excellent After She’d Gone by Alex Dahl.
Published by Head of Zeus on 18th August 2022, After She’d Gone is available for purchase here.
After She’d Gone
Unsettling, gripping and glamorous. A timely psychological thriller about the danger of beauty, the lure of power, and the fierce love of a mother for her son.
Liv keeps a low profile in Sandefjord, Norway: she’s just another tired single mother, trying to make ends meet. She has never told her son about the secrets she carries or the life she lived before he was born. She will do anything to keep him safe.
Anastasia‘s life is transformed when she moves from Russia to Milan to work as a model. She’s rich. She’s desired. But there’s a dark side to the high-pressure catwalk shows; the sun-baked Italian palazzos; the drink-fuelled after-parties hosted by powerful men. Soon, she will do anything to escape.
Selma is a journalist in Oslo. She’s investigating scandals in the modelling industry, but can’t get her article published. Then a woman goes missing in Sandefjord. Now Selma is about to uncover the biggest story of her life…
My Review of After She’d Gone
My full review of After She’d Gone can be found on the My Weekly website here.
However, what I can say here is that After She’d Gone is a disturbing, totally compelling insight, into a brutal world that I found equally horrific and mesmerising. I thought it was superb.
About Alex Dahl
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.
She is the author of four other thrillers: Cabin Fever, Playdate, The Heart Keeper, and The Boy at the Door, which was shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger.