Saturday, 30 November 2019

Single by K.L. Slater - Books On Tour Review

‘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.  

My Review

I am a big fan of K.L. Slater's books and Single might just be my favourite so far! K.L. Slater is an expert at weaving tales of deceit, lies and suspense. She writes just the type of books I love! 

Darcy is still struggling with the loss of her husband. But when she meets George, she starts to believe she can finally move on and make a new life for herself and her children. They have things in common such as both of their spouses dying leaving them to raise children by themselves. But George comes with some extra baggage on top of being a single parent, he has an obsessed ex who Darcy believes is out to get them.

I had a lot of sympathy for Darcy. After losing her husband, she didn't cope very well. His family helped but she feels a little smothered by them. She loves her children and wants nothing more than for them to be happy and settled. So after getting to know George she thinks this is her time. 

This is a book that had me racing to finish because I had to know what happened. If you haven't read any of K.L. Slater's work before, I would definitely recommend starting with Single. It showcases perfectly K.L. Slater's impressive writing and story telling. I am so looking forward to reading more from this fantastic author, as her books have just gone from strength to strength.

Author Bio

Kim is the million-copy bestselling author of nine standalone psychological crime thrillers. SINGLE, her new thriller, is published November 2019.

Order of publication:
BLINK (2017)
LIAR (2017)
CLOSER (2018)
SINGLE (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.

Publishers: Bookouture, Sphere, Grand Central, Audible
Agent: Camilla Bolton at Darley Anderson 

Author website:
Twitter: @KimLSlater
Facebook: KL Slater Author
Instagram: KLSlaterAuthor  


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