What would you do for the perfect life?
Would you lie? Cheat? Or… kill?
Cecilia Wilborg has the perfect life. A handsome husband, two beautiful daughters and a luxurious home in the picture-postcard town of Sandefjord. She’s the type of woman people envy, and she wants to keep it that way.
Then Tobias enters her life. He’s a gentle, lonely eight-year-old boy. But he threatens to bring Cecilia’s world crashing down…
What does TWG think?
Ahh this one is going to be a tough book to review!
If I were to describe ‘The Boy at the Door’ in three words based on the concept alone, I would confidently say; twisted, dark and devious. However, if I were to describe this book in three words based on the content, I would say that it was confusing, uncertain and difficult.
Because whilst I enjoyed the overall premise of ‘The Boy at the Door’, I found the way in which the storyline was delivered, highly confusing. At times it felt like I was supposed to know more about the characters and the setting than that I actually did, making me feel as though I was missing a vital puzzle piece when it came to the hard-hitting moments. That said, I fully admit that there were times where I felt like I couldn’t continue with the book, yet due to the high intrigue level, I couldn’t help but be drawn to the storyline as I needed to know what happened to the boy and why Cecilia acted like she knew a lot more than she let on.
‘The Boy at the Door’ is interesting, very dark and weirdly addictive. I enjoyed the different setting, but I just wish that the delivery was less confusing. All in all, I definitely wouldn’t rule out reading another book by this author in the future!
About the author.
Alex Dahl is a half-American, half-Norwegian author. Born in Oslo, she currently divides her time between London and Sandefjord.