Saturday 27 November 2021

The Widow - K.L Slater || Netgalley Review


My husband was not a monster. No matter what they say…

The day my husband, Michael, stepped in front of a lorry after being questioned by the police, my world fell apart. He was devoted to me and our six-year-old daughter. But they’d connected him to the disappearance of a young mother from our tiny village.

Now I stand at Michael’s funeral, clutching my little girl’s hand, with tears in my eyes as I insist to all our friends that he died an innocent man. Yet the questions have started, and nothing I say will stop them digging for the truth.

But none of them can read the secrets in my heart, or know about the phone I found hidden in his toolbox…

I’m determined that my daughter will not remember her father as a monster. I will erase any hint of wrongdoing in this house whatever the cost.

Because to keep my daughter safe, the last thing I need is for people to start looking at me…

A completely gripping psychological thriller from the author of the number one bestseller The Marriage. If you like Gone Girl, The Girl on The Train and The Wife Between Us then you will love The Widow.

*I was gifted my copy in exchange for an honest review*

I am a huge K.L Slater fan and if i ever want a fast paced thriller that i know i will like then this is my go to author, hands down. 

Kate is happily married to Michael but as we meet her, she is watching police work in the fields were her husband once tended, knowing they will find something. The village are ignoring her as rumours spread fast and all she can think of is how her daughter will feel, and what she will know.

Michael stepped in front of a lorry after been questioned by the police, so Kate feels like she is never going to get answers, what did they want? What part did Michael play in all of this? As Kate seeks answers the police are asking more and more questions. How was he connected to the disappearance of a young mum in the village and what secrets had Kate uncovered?

An absouletly brilliant read that as usual smacks a punch, i thought i had it all worked out and was ready to just enjoy the journey but alas, once more - i was wrong and had no idea what on earth had gone on.  The characters were a mixed bunch and i wasn't sure how much i warmed to Kate but i knew her intentions were good. I think because i formed my own opinion as i read it certainly shaped how i saw the story.

Another fantastic thrilling read.

Kim is the million-copy bestselling author of twelve psychological crime thrillers. THE APARTMENT, will be published in -April 2020 by Thomas and Mercer and is now available for pre-order.

Kim's titles are also published by Bookouture, Audible and are available 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 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 and lives in Nottinghamshire with her husband.

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

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Twitter: @KimLSlater
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