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  • Published: 2 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9780552177221
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $22.99

The Dare

From the bestselling author of The Rumour


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

This time it's different. She's gone too far now.
She really has.
Even though she was with her best friend when she died, Lizzie has no memory of the accident itself. And it was an accident. Wasn't it?
Alice's friends and relatives seem to suspect Lizzie had a part to play in Alice's death, but Lizzie knows that can't be true. She would never have hurt Alice.
Twelve years later, 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.
Twelve years is a long time to wait, when you're planning the perfect revenge . . .

  • Published: 2 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9780552177221
  • Imprint: Corgi
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Lesley Kara

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 published novels: The Rumour, a Sunday Times Top 10 and Kindle No. 1 bestseller, and the critically acclaimed Who Did You Tell?. Her third novel, The Dare, is coming soon.

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Praise for The Dare

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

Susan Lewis, Sunday Times bestselling author of My Lies, Your Lies

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, author of Pendulum

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

Intelligent, packed with intrigue, and charged with an unstoppable tension, The Dare is a gripping tale which shows yet again that Lesley Kara is the queen of psychological thrillers.

Lauren North, author of The Perfect Betrayal

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


You'll race through it.

Best Magazine

The deeply submerged memories of Kara's heroine Lizzie (whose best friend was killed in an accident) resurface to threatening effect. Kara's cogent prose and grasp of mounting tension pay dividends.

Financial Times

This twisty psychological thriller will grip you within minutes


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

Daily Mail

Kara uses the old box of tricks so effectively, misdirecting your attention with expert cunning and then biffing you on the back of the head with her twists.

Daily Mirror

An easy-to-read thriller about the dark pull of the past.

Real People Magazine

Lesley Kara keeps you guessing until the final page

Paula Hawkins

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