#BookReview – The Dare by Lesley Kara

The Blurb

When teenage friends Lizzie and Alice decide to head off for a walk in the countryside, they are blissfully unaware that this will be their final day together – and that only Lizzie will come back alive.

Lizzie has no memory of what happened in the moments before Alice died, she only knows that it must have been a tragic accident. But as she tries to cope with her grief, she is shocked to find herself alienated from Alice’s friends and relatives. They are convinced she somehow had a part to play in her friend’s death. 

Twelve years later, unpacking boxes in the new home she shares with her fiancé, Lizzie is horrified to find long-buried memories suddenly surfacing. Is the trauma of the accident finally catching up with her, or could someone be trying to threaten her new-found happiness?

Twelve years is a long time to wait, when you’re planning the perfect revenge . . .

My Thoughts

This was my first Lesley Kara book and I loved it!

Lizzie, the main character, is much stronger than I initially thought and not the naive woman I was worried she was going to be. I was so engrossed in her secret that I had to keep reading just to find out what really happened the day her best friend died. Her fiancé Ross really split my opinion, there were moments I felt sorry for him followed by moments I hated him. He was an interesting character whom I don’t feel we really got to know.

The story has lots of twists and turns and throws in quite a few curveballs I wasn’t expecting. It’s full of drama, dark secrets and surprises. A very well written book!

If you like psychological thrillers then this is one for you. I will most definitely be reading Lesley Kara’s back catalogue and will patiently await her new releases.

Pre-order your copy now…

Released 4th March 2021

Published by charismaticcritic

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