The Heart Keeper by Alex Dahl

A lot of my book friends have RAVED about Alex Dahl’s previous book, so I was SO excited to be apart of the blog tour for her latest book, The Heart Keeper.

Thank you Berkley for my gifted copy and letting me be apart of the tour.

Synopsis: When Alison’s beloved daughter Amalie drowns, her world turns impenetrably dark.  Alison tries to hold it together throughout the bleak Fall, but in the darkest days of the Norwegian Winter she completely falls apart. In another family, Amalie’s passing is a new beginning. After years of severe health problems, young Kaia receives a new heart on the morning after Amalie drowns. Her mother Iselin has struggled to raise Kaia on her own and now things are finally looking up. She’s even made an affluent new friend who’s taken a special interest in her and her daughter. Alison knows she shouldn’t interfere, but really, she’s just trying to help Iselin and Kaia. She can give them the life they never had, and by staying close to them, she can still be with her daughter. Kaia is just like her, and surely, something of Amalie must live on in her. As her grief transforms into a terrifying obsession, Alison won’t let anything stop her from getting back what she has lost.

I didn’t expect this book to be as emotional as it was, but in a good way!! I could not imagine what it feels like to go through what Alison did. Alex did a phenomenal job in putting me right there in the thick of it. The obsession was real and raw and thrilling! I wasn’t the biggest fan of the story being divided into three parts because I felt like the book started out strong and lost some of it’s oomph in the end. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed this read! Alex Dahl will be an author I will always look out for!

4/5 Stars

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