Today I am so thrilled to be sharing my review on the blog tour for Single by K.L. Slater. This was released on the 25th of November published by Bookouture.
Single by K.L. Slater
Release Date: 25th of November
Format: Kindle Edition
Print Length: 383 pages
Genre: Psychological Thriller
‘I keep feeling like I’m being watched – dropping the boys off at school, choosing wine at the supermarket – but when I turn around there’s nobody there…’
When single mother Darcy’s son falls from a rope bridge at a local playground, life stands still. She clutches his small, limp body, frozen, until a pair of strong hands push her aside, and she watches as George, a local doctor, saves her son’s life.
George is a single parent too, and with his twinkling hazel eyes, easy charm, and lack of wedding band is almost too good to be true, but coffee becomes lunch, lunch becomes dinner, and soon they can’t go an evening without seeing each other. When he invites her to move into his beautiful home with its sprawling garden for her boys, Darcy doesn’t hesitate.
But as Darcy is settling in, she receives a bunch of flowers with a chilling message. George says they’re from an obsessed ex-girlfriend, Opal, and days later Opal turns up at Darcy’s son’s football match. She claims to have shocking information that could threaten George’s custody of his daughter.
Darcy doesn’t know who to trust, but she’s starting to suspect that, whatever the truth, she might have put her beloved boys into terrible danger …
From the million-copy-bestselling author K.L. Slater this utterly gripping psychological thriller will make you gasp out loud as you race towards the unforgettable twist. If you loved The Girl on the Train and The Wife Between Us this book is for you.
All hail the queen of the psychological thriller! Kim has done is again. Each book she writes, she just sets the bar higher and higher as she out does her previous book! I don’t know how she does it, but this is just what makes her such a fantastic author and one of my all time favourites. As I do with another author, I don’t even read what the book is about when Kim releases a new one, I just let Kim take the reins and take me on its journey as I know I am in good hands.
Single is no exception. The plot of this book is a tale that you may have read before, but in this case with twists and jaw dropping revelations that I did not see coming! It is a refreshing change and this is what makes Kim the best in the biz! The obvious outcome isn’t always the case and I love how she messes with the readers mind. I am not going to go into detail of the book as the blurb gives enough and it is best read going in blind like I did. If you are reading Single, new to Kim’s work you are in for a real treat with this one! It is one of her best pieces of work.
Kim has created a mix bag of characters that are both likeable and unlikeable which is the perfect balance. They all are both realistic and believable. They are extremely well developed and through Kim’s visual writing, she brings them all to life and it is like they all jump off the page and act out the story right in front of you. I love how Kim is able to do this and it just enhances the experience of reading this story. I also liked how I was kept second guessing each one as it is revealed what events have shaped them to each act the way they do.
As always and what draws me to Kim’s work is how fast paced her stories are. Single has quick snappy chapters that always leave you wanting more. There is not beating about the bush with Single and you don’t have time to buckle up before Kim takes you on a wild roller coaster ride full of twists and turns where she also throws shocking revelations in along the way. Inside each chapter is flawless writing that is both fluid and engaging that drew me in to this story right from the get go. Kim is a master of a chilling prologue and at building the tension throughout, making your heart race till the last act, which she does expertly in this story.
So do I recommend Single? Absolutely. It is a first class psychological thriller that has it all and one that will have you racing through the pages well into the night. It was an absolute pleasure to be able to read and review Single and I can not wait to see what Kim comes up with next.
Thank-you to NetGally, Bookouture and K.L. Slater for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Single which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
Single Blog Tour
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Let’s Get To Know K.L. (Kim) Slater
Kim is the million-copy bestselling author of nine standalone psychological crime thrillers. SINGLE, her new thriller, is published November 2019.
Order of publication:
SAFE WITH ME (2016)
THE MISTAKE (2017)
THE VISITOR (2018)
THE SECRET (2018)
FINDING GRACE (2019)
THE SILENT ONES (2019)
THE APARTMENT – AN AUDIBLE ORIGINAL PRODUCTION (2019)
Her titles are published in eBook by Bookouture and in paperback by Sphere (UK) and Grand Central (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 gained literary agent representation and a book deal. As Kim says, ‘it was a fairytale … at the end of a very long road!’
Kim is a full-time writer. She has one daughter, two stepsons and lives with her husband in Nottingham and Yorkshire.
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