Today I am one of the bloggers kicking off the books on tour on its publication day for The Girl She Wanted by K.L. Slater, published by Bookouture.
The Girl She Wanted by K.L Slater
Release Date: 22nd of October 2020
Print Length: 357 pages
Genre: Psychological Thriller
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What if my sister is unstable and everyone can see it but me? What was she really doing standing over Florence’s cot in the middle of the night?
Alexa has always looked up to her older sister Carrie. Carrie lives in Alexa’s family home, and adores her one-year-old niece Florence. Alexa doesn’t know how they would cope without her. So when Carrie is suspended from her job as a senior nurse, accused of the most terrible crime, Alexa reels in disbelief. Alexa knows how caring Carrie is, and as she watches Florence gurgling and cooing whenever Carrie is around, she knows her little girl is in safe hands.
Alexa’s husband doesn’t trust Carrie. He wants her out of the house, unable to ignore what people are saying about her. But when he suggests that Carrie could be a danger to their daughter, Alexa shuts him out. Nobody will ever come between her and her sister.
Then Florence is hurt while in Carrie’s care and Alexa at last starts to wonder. Alexa has always wanted to protect Carrie from the past they have hidden. But does Alexa know what Carrie wants? And will the secret that has kept the sisters together now destroy her little girl?
A completely gripping rollercoaster of a read about the darkness families hide behind closed doors. Fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train will be hooked on The Girl She Wanted.
Once again I find myself sitting here writing a review while in awe of K.L. Slater’s talent as an author. There is no book that she has released that I haven’t rated as a 5 star read and The Girl She Wanted is just another one that deservedly gets this rating!
K.L. Slater has crafted a story that really had me hooked and caught up its web, unable to untangle myself free until the last page. There was never any doubt that I would be taken on a thrilling journey as is always the case when reading one of her books and this one was definitely a thrilling journey indeed!
The story focuses on sisters Alexa and Carrie and how their relationship is tested when Carrie, a nurse, is accused of killing two patients at the hospital she works for. Alexa firmly believes in her sisters innocence, but when under Carrie’s care, sees her daughter Florence get injured, this causes Alexa to wonder if Carrie is as innocent as she claims to be.
I love how this story focuses on two sisters and how over the course of the book, their relationship changes from one of strength to doubt as Carrie’s erratic behaviour starts to raise red flags in Alexa’s mind. It also makes you think how you would react if this was your sister in this same position and how you would handle it.
As always K.L Slater has created a great cast of characters that are both likeable and unlikable and each play out their roles perfectly. She does a great job of keeping the reader second guessing Carrie and how Alexa’s obsession in seeking the truth, uncovers more than she bargained for!
All up The Girl She Wanted is a first class read that is gripping, intense and a real page turner in every sense of the word. K.L Slater has produced another fantastic story that will have you addicted front the outset and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with for us next. It was a pleasure to be able to read and review The Girl She Wanted which I highly recommend.
Thank you to K.L Slater, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Girl She Wanted, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes & Noble & Waterstones if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK.
The Girl She Wanted Books on Tour
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books on tour and for the promotional materials.
Let’s Get to Know K.L. Slater
or many years, Kim sent her work out to literary agents but never made it off the slush pile. At the age of 40 she went back to Nottingham Trent University and now has an MA in Creative Writing.
Before graduating, she received five offers of representation from London literary agents which was, as Kim says, ‘a fairytale … at the end of a very long road!’
Kim is a full-time writer and lives in Nottingham with her husband, Mac.
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