Alex Dahl

Alex Dahl (b. 1982) is a half-Norwegian, half-American author. She grew up in Oslo and is a native speaker of both Norwegian and English. She studied Russian, German and international studies in Oslo and Moscow before earning a creative writing degree from Bath Spa University. She is the author of five psychological thrillers so far: The Boy at the Door – which was shortlisted for the CWA Debut Dagger – The Heart Keeper, PlaydateCabin FeverAfter She’d Gone, published in August 2022, is her latest, highly anticipated, novel.


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New Title: ‘After She’d Gone’

After She’d Gone is 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…