When she was thirteen, Lizzie lost her best friend in what she always believed was a terrible accident.
Even though she was with Alice when she died, Lizzie has no memory of the accident itself. Now there is doubt around if it was in fact an accident at all.
Alice’s friends and relatives seem to suspect Lizzie had a part to play in Alice’s death, but Lizzie knows that can’t be true. She would never have hurt Alice.
Twelve years later, unpacking boxes in the new home she shares with her fiancé, Lizzie is finally beginning to feel like she can move on with her life.
But someone has other ideas.
Twelve years is a long time to wait, when you’re planning the perfect revenge.
‘Intelligent, packed with intrigue, and charged with an unstoppable tension, The Dare is a gripping tale which shows yet again that Lesley Kara is the queen of psychological thrillers!’ – LAUREN NORTH, author of The Perfect Betrayal
‘I read The Dare in two big gulps – it’s pacey, has great characters and there’s a flip worthy of Simone Biles.’ – FIONA BARTON, bestselling author of The Widow
The description of this book instantly grasped my attention, and I can honestly say I was not left disappointed.
Teenagers Alice and Lizzie who are lifelong best friends, but when their favourite walk ends in a tragedy, Lizzie finds herself having to find a way to move forward with her life, but nobody can possibly begin to comprehend the amount of guilt that Lizzie has been carrying around with her since that fateful day.
We meet Lizzie again twelve years later. She is now married with her handsome husband who is a GP, and everything seems to be going well for them. That is, until mysterious things start to occur around her, things in which bring her back to the final day spent with Alice, and it brings all of the feelings that Lizzie experienced at the time back to the surface.
This book was a truly fantastic psychological thriller. The storyline was perfectly paced, with the suspense levels increasing as the story began to unfold. The way in which the author brought the story to life was incredible. The flashbacks that we encounter throughout the story are truly chilling and add a whole new depth to this already addictive read.
The characters are well structured and have well developed, complex personalities which we come to learn more about as the story progressed. The characters were all realistic and believable, and the ways in which their past’s affect the story is marvellous.
Fast paced, chilling and completely consuming, this is a book you simply must read!.
The twisty new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Rumour and Who Did You Tell?
‘A real page turner. An engrossing and suspenseful tale with absorbing characters and plenty of shocking twists.’ – SUSAN LEWIS, Sunday Times bestselling author of My Lies, Your Lies
‘Lesley Kara keeps you guessing until the final page.’ – PAULA HAWKINS, No.1 bestselling author of The Girl on the Train
‘Instantly immersive, then intriguing, then insanely suspenseful, then … the truth. Believe me, Lesley Kara knows what she’s doing’ – LEE CHILD
About the Author
Lesley’s debut The Rumour was the bestselling crime thriller debut of 2019. It was a Sunday Times bestseller in both hardback and paperback, a Kindle No.1 bestseller, and has now sold over 350,000 copies globally. The Rumour has been optioned for TV by Cuba Pictures, and has sold in 15+ territories to date. Who Did You Tell? her critically acclaimed second novel was also a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller.
Lesley is an alumna of the Faber Academy ‘Writing a Novel’ course. She lives on the North Essex coast, inspiration for the locations in her novels.
Lesley is available for interviews, features and events
For more information, please contact Alison Barrow
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*Thank you to Anne at Random Things Tours, Bantam Press, Lesley Kara for providing me with an ARC of this book in return for my honest review. All thoughts are entirely my own and not influenced in any way.*