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The Dare

(2021)
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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 and “the dare” 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 answers from her. Even if Lizzie doesn’t know them herself.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Lesley Kara has done it again. The Dare is a gripping tale of secrets, betrayal and love's power to corrupt and redeem. Brilliantly plotted, The Dare keeps you guessing to the very end, and like Lizzie, the reader never knows who to trust. Destined for the bestseller charts and deservedly so." - Adam Hamdy

"A real page turner. An engrossing and suspenseful tale with absorbing characters and plenty of shocking twists." - Susan Lewis


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March 2021 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Dare: From the bestselling author of The Rumour
Author(s): Lesley Kara
ISBN: 1-78763-324-1 / 978-1-78763-324-7 (UK edition)
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July 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dare: Come on. You'll be fine. It's only a game
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August 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Dare: A Novel
Author(s): Lesley Kara
ISBN: 0-593-35613-6 / 978-0-593-35613-5 (USA edition)
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Title: The Dare: From the bestselling author of The Rumour
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ISBN: 1-78763-325-X / 978-1-78763-325-4 (UK edition)
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Title: The Dare: A Novel
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Title: The Dare: A Novel
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Title: The Dare
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Title: The Dare
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Title: The Dare
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Title: The Dare: Come on. You'll be fine. It's only a game
Author(s): Lesley Kara
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