The Heart Keeper

The Heart Keeper

What would you do to get your daughter back?

Three months ago Alison’s world fell apart when her five-year-old daughter drowned at the local lake. Lost in grief, her husband and friends are unable to reach her.

Across town, Iselin’s life is about to change. Her seven-year-old daughter has survived a life-saving operation. After years of treading water, they can now start thinking about the future.

These two mothers have never met. But their daughters will bring them together. And the consequences will be devastating…

“Intriguing and believable… At once a compelling thriller and a beautiful meditation on grief.”
Jane Shemilt

“This had me gripped to the last lines.”
–Stella Duffy


  • “A well crafted, thoughtful and gripping read.”

    TripFiction, UK

  • “Turns the raw power of maternal feeling into a gripping plot… The author keeps the reader on tenterhooks with a deft balance of nail-biting tension and pure sympathy for her twisted heroine.”

    Sunday Times Crime Club, UK

Alex Dahl
  • Thriller
Reading material

English edition

Rights sold

Germany, Goldmann

Norway, Goliat Forlag

Poland, Filia

Slovakia, Slovensky Spisovatel

Sweden, Norstedts

UK, Head of Zeus

US, Berkley

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