Lesley Kara

The Dare
  • The Dare


    As a child, it was just a game. As an adult, it was a living nightmare.

    'This time it's different. She's gone too far now.
    She really has.'

    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 . . .


    'Lesley Kara keeps you guessing until the final page.'
    Paula Hawkins, No.1 bestselling author of The Girl on the Train

    '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

    'Instantly immersive, then intriguing, then insanely suspenseful, then ... the truth.
    Believe me, Lesley Kara knows what she's doing'
    Lee Child

Lesley Kara is an alumna of the Faber Academy 'Writing a Novel' course. She lives on the North Essex coast. She is the author of two Sunday Times bestsellers, The Rumour and Who Did You Tell?. Her debut, The Rumour, was also a Kindle No.1 bestseller.

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