Thursday, 2 August 2018

Blog Tour - The Secret/K.L. Slater

You think you can trust the ones you love most. 

But what if one secret could make you question everything?

Every day, a woman like Louise passes you in the street: elegant, confident, determined. But underneath, she’s struggling.

She doesn’t know her sister, Alice, has been scared of leaving the house since their mother died.
She doesn’t know when Alice babysits her little boy, Archie, he sometimes sees things he shouldn’t.
She doesn’t know Archie has a secret.

A secret that could send cracks through the heart of Louise’s carefully constructed life...

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.

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About the author: 

Kim is the bestselling author of psychological crime thrillers 'Safe With Me,' 'Blink,' 'Liar,' 'The Mistake' and 'The Visitor.' Her latest thriller, ‘The Secret’ will be published by Bookouture on 27th July 2018 and is now available for pre-order. 

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.

Author website:

Twitter: @KimLSlater

Facebook: KL Slater Author

My Review

I have read a previous book by K.L. Slater and enjoyed it, so I couldn't pass up the opportunity to take part in this blog tour. This is another great read, from the first page I couldn't put it down until I found out what 'the secret' was. The final few chapters with the reveal and the twists, were brilliant and tied up everything I needed to know about what had happened.

Archie is by far my favourite character. He is a troubled little boy, but I loved seeing how his relationship with his Auntie Alice grew throughout the book. He is a positive influence on Alice, who is also dealing with her own issues.

I did not like Alice's sister, Louise, I can think of a few choice words to describe her! But I will restrain myself and just say she isn't a very nice person. She seems to take advantage of her sister and wants everything her own way, she seems unsympathetic towards how Alice feelings. She also seems to be a bit of a distant parent.

The book goes from present to past throughout, this was done seamlessly and wasn't difficult to keep track of what was going on and when. The story is mainly told from Alice's side, though there are some chapters from Louise and Archie's side as well. Annie had something bad happen in her past and is trying to work her way through it.

I really enjoyed this book, it had everything I enjoy reading in it. Just when I thought I knew what was going on, I was proved wrong! A must read for fans of thrillers. Thank to Bookouture for inviting me to take part, make sure you check out what others on the tour thought of 'The Secret'


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