My Thoughts On… Closer by K. L. Slater
Today is my stop on the blog tour for Closer and I am here today with a review of this fantastic book!
Author: K L Slater
Published: 24th October 2018
Source:: Review Copy from Netgalley
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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.
One of the things I love most about psychological thrillers is the feeling of unease that runs through the book as you read and this book hits that nail on the head. At the start of this book, you’re gently pulled into this story that seems safe and secure but slowly things start to unravel. What I loved most was how sinister it felt. You could tell something wasn’t quite right without really working out what it was. A feeling that occurred because the author only gave you small amounts of information at a time. All of which was seamlessly threaded throughout the narrative.
As the book progressed, that feeling just grew stronger. I soon found myself wanting to read quicker so that I could find out what was really going on. K. L. Slater has done a brilliant job of weaving the narrative between the different characters – showing not only how we all perceive the world differently – but also adding in an additional layer of mistrust. With different opinions and thoughts flowing throughout it’s hard to determine the truth of the situation.
It is incredibly important in this kind of book to have strong characters, especially when you’re trying to set in a feeling of unease and distrust, and K. L. Slater has done a brilliant job of that in this book. I felt for Emma from the offset, felt like I understood Maisie well, and felt distrustful of Joanne and Sean. Feelings that gravitated into my brain because the characters were believable, three-dimensional, and ultimately human. They truly made this story that much more.
Lastly, I have to admit that I did not see the ending coming. I had my guesses and thoughts but I was very wrong. I thought it was very well done and loved that it managed to surprise me. All in all the book is one that I very much enjoyed and would highly recommend! It’s full of that eerie, sinister feel with strong characters that will take you on one hell of a journey!
About the Author
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.