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The Dare


By: Lesley Kara

ISBN: 9780593356135

Publisher: Random House

Publication Date: 08/03/2021 Format: Paperback

My Rating: TBR


She thought she had put all the questions to rest. But someone from her past wants answers. From the bestselling author of The Rumor and Who Did You Tell? comes The Dare, an electrifying novel of suspense.


“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, New York Times bestselling author of The Widow


At the time it was exciting. A game of dare, but one that had motive and justification. Children can be so judgmental, can’t they? I can still hear her cry as she toppled forward, the dull thud of her body as it landed on the pavement.


Lizzie and Alice are the best of friends, as close as can be. Until the day when they’re out playing by the train tracks and a childish spat triggers Lizzie’s epilepsy. When she comes to, she finds an unimaginable horror: Alice has been killed. Lizzie is devastated, and as she tries to cope with her grief, she is shocked to find herself alienated from Alice’s friends and relatives, who are convinced Lizzie somehow had a role in her friend’s death.


I knew that whatever she wanted me to do, I’d do it. Like that first, dreadful dare.


Years later, Lizzie has tried to move on. She’s engaged to a wonderful man and is starting a new life in London. But someone from her past isn’t willing to forgive and forget. And they’ll do anything to pry them from her. Even if Lizzie doesn’t know them herself.


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Praise for Lesley Kara


“Lesley Kara keeps you guessing until the final page.”

—Paula Hawkins, #1 bestselling author of The Girl on the Train


“Believe me, Lesley Kara knows what she’s doing.”

—Lee Child, #1 bestselling author of the Jack Reacher series


“Lesley Kara does an excellent job of making readers’ heads spin as we are forced constantly to change our minds about who is ally and who enemy.”

—Sunday Express





About the Author



Lesley Kara's debut 'The Rumour' was a Sunday Times bestseller and has been published in 18 countries and optioned for TV. 'The Rumour' was the highest selling crime fiction debut of 2019 in the UK and a Kindle No. 1 bestseller. Her second novel, 'Who Did You Tell?' was also a Sunday Times bestseller. Her third novel, 'The Dare' is out now.


Lesley worked for many years as a lecturer and manager in a large college of further education in London. She now lives on the North Essex coast and writes full-time. Website


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