Review of ‘The Dare’ by Lesley Kara

Another gripping psychological thriller from Lesley Kara! Although I felt that this one wasn’t quite as strong as her previous novels, Who Did You Tell? and The Rumour, it was still a good, tense read, with the biggest twist saved right until the end.

The story is set in London, where twenty-five-year-old Lizzie has moved in with her doctor fiancé, Ross. When Lizzie was thirteen, her best friend Alice was killed in an accident at a railway crossing. Alice’s family, her sister in particular, blamed Lizzie for the death, even though Lizzie doesn’t remember what happened. She’s still carrying the trauma around and although she thought it was all in the past, she’s forced to confront what happened and realises there’s a threat to her right now.

The content of this thriller is very emotional and intense. It’s very much on the ‘psychological’ end of the thriller spectrum, with not much action and a minimal level of violence compared to others in the genre. I didn’t like any of the characters, but I did appreciate the inclusion of a main character with epilepsy, which I don’t think I’ve encountered before and which raised my awareness of the condition.

Thank you to Transworld for the advance copy via NetGalley. The book will be published on 4th March.

2 thoughts on “Review of ‘The Dare’ by Lesley Kara”

    1. Thanks 🙂 I’m sure you will like this book. Who Did You Tell? is also worth reading if you haven’t read it yet.

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