The Dare

The Dare

The twisty and unputdownable thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Rumour



'A real page turner. An engrossing and suspenseful tale with absorbing characters and plenty of shocking twists.' Susan Lewis, bestselling author of My Lies, Your Lies

'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, bestselling author of The Widow

Come on. You'll be fine. It's only a game.

Lizzie has no memory of the accident in which her best friend Alice died as a teenager. And it was an accident. Wasn't it?

Alice's friends and relatives suspect Lizzie was to blame, but Lizzie knows that can't be true. She would never have hurt Alice.

Twelve years on, unpacking boxes in the new home she shares with her fiancé, Lizzie is finally beginning to feel like she can move on with her life.

But someone has other ideas . . .


'A plot packed with surprises, and it has an ending that won't disappoint.' Daily Mail

'This psychological thriller gets under your skin, meaning some late nights till you finish it.' Heat

'This twisty psychological thriller will grip you within minutes.' NOW!

Readers can't stop talking about The Dare:

***** 'I just couldn't put it down and read it all in one go!'
***** 'This is a great twisty psychological thriller that is told from the past and the present, which in my opinion adds to the suspense'


  • A plot packed with surprises, and it has an ending that won't disappoint.
    Daily Mail

About the author

Lesley Kara

Lesley Kara is the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Rumour, Who Did You Tell?, The Dare and The Apartment Upstairs. The Rumour was the highest selling crime fiction debut of 2019 in the UK, and a Kindle No.1 bestseller. Lesley is an alumna of the Faber Academy 'Writing a Novel' course. She lives in Kent.

You can follow Lesley on Twitter @LesleyKara or visit her website at
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