Today I’m delighted to be sharing my thoughts about the shocking psychological thriller, “Closer”, by KL Slater.
About the book:
I know my daughter better than I know myself and if there’s one thing I know for sure at this moment: it’s that Maisie is not ok.
My ex-husband Shaun and I are still friends.
We would do anything for our beautiful little girl, Maisie.
But now Shaun has moved in with Joanne and suddenly, Maisie has a brand new family.
And there’s something not quite right about it…I know Joanne isn’t everything she says she is. Yet no-one will listen.
I need to discover what she’s hiding.
Because if I don’t, my daughter will be in terrible danger.
The most gripping psychological thriller you’ll read this year from the Kindle top five bestselling author K.L. Slater. If you love The Girl on the Train or Gone Girl, you’ll be absolutely hooked.
Emma and Shaun are an unhappy married couple who initially stay together for the sake of their daughter, Maisie. Soon after the book starts, Shaun gets himself a girlfriend. And not just any woman – Emma’s boss, Joanne. Maisie knows Piper, Joanne’s daughter, from dancing lessons and doesn’t like her as she’s a bit of a drama queen and normally gets her own way.
Emma feels there’s something not quite right about Joanne, and when Maisie suddenly changes, she starts to get ideas about what Joanne and Piper could be doing to her little girl. But is she right, or is the truth even worse than she imagines?
I’ll admit I struggled to get going with this book. It took a while to get going, but once it hit it’s stride I couldn’t put it down! There were more twists and shocks then I think I have ever read in a book – and I literally was terrified for Maisie! And that ending! KL Slater – you are evil!
The characters were well written and very believable. I also felt the plot was particularly realistic. This may have been my first KL Slater, but I very much doubt it will be my last!
I have to take some points off for the length of time it took to dig its claws into me, but I would still highly recommend it – 4*
About the author:
Kim is the bestselling author of psychological crime thrillers ‘Safe With Me,’ ‘Blink,’ ‘Liar,’ ‘The Mistake’ and ‘The Visitor.’ Her last thriller, ‘The Secret’ was published by Bookouture on 27th July 2018 and her new thriller CLOSER was published 24th October 2018.
Kim’s titles are soon to be published in paperback by Sphere in the UK and Grand Central in the USA.
For many years, Kim sent her work out to literary agents and collected an impressive stack of rejection slips. At the age of 40 she went back to Nottingham Trent University and now has an MA in Creative Writing.
Before graduating in 2012, she received five offers of representation from London literary agents and a book deal which was, as Kim says, ‘a fairytale … at the end of a very long road!’
Kim is a full-time writer, has one grown-up daughter, Francesca, and lives in Nottingham with her husband, Mac.
She also writes award-winning YA fiction for Macmillan Children’s Books, writing as Kim Slater.