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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.
What everyone is saying about The Widow:
‘The Queen of twists is back. OMG! I can't believe how many twists this book revealed. It's one hell of a roller coaster ride and in parts left me gasping and holding my breath. I LOVED IT, LOVED IT, LOVED IT, LOVED IT, LOVED IT, LOVED IT… I was dying to know how this book would end and what a SHOCKING, BRILLIANT, UNEXPECTED ending it was.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Just wow! Definitely one of my favourite books of the year! I was hooked from page one and the thrills never ceased. Awesome characters and storyline. KL Slater weaves her magic again,… Huge on the creep factor and shocking twists! Wish I could give this more than a huge five stars.’Netgalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘OMG Kim what a bloody fantastic gripping read… absolutely everything you could want from a thriller.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘She's whipped up another winner in my book… it makes for an exciting adventure I really hated to put down come bedtime (and in the end, I stayed up another half-hour or so just to get it finished)… Loved it!’ Books by Monnie, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Another brilliant story that keeps you up to the wee small hours’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A twist I didn't see coming. From the prologue, I was hooked! This is the first book by this author I've read, but I can say without a doubt it won't be the last. ‘ Celtic Connexions, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘It kept me awake, I needed to finish it. So many twists and turns, just gobsmacked it takes psychological thrillers to another level. Outstanding page-turner of a book.
La confiance aveugle précède toujours le drame...
Quand Billie, huit ans, disparaît dans la forêt alors qu’il était en train de jouer au cerf-volant avec sa sœur, tous les habitants de Newstead prennent part aux recherches. Le village est sous le choc lorsqu’on retrouve son corps, deux jours plus tard.
Seize ans après le drame, Rose, qui n’a jamais pu se résoudre à quitter la maison de son enfance, mène une vie en sourdine, toujours accablée par la culpabilité : si elle ne l’avait pas quitté des yeux, son petit frère serait encore en vie.
Lorsque son voisin et ami de longue date fait un malaise, Rose vole à son secours. Après la bouleversante découverte qu’elle va faire, elle n’a plus qu’une certitude : elle est en danger de mort.
« Ce roman m’a tenu en haleine de la première à la dernière page. » - Bookworm
« K.L. Slater a encore frappé : c’est décidément la reine du dénouement. » - Must Read Books
« J’ai dévoré tous les romans de K.L. Slater, mais celui-ci est le meilleur ! » - Angela Marsons
Jusqu'où iriez-vous pour protéger votre famille ?
Depuis la mort de sa femme, Ben fait de son mieux pour élever ses enfants, grâce à l'aide précieuse de sa mère. La vie suit paisiblement son cours jusqu'au jour où il rencontre Amber. Tout le monde pense que c'est la femme qu'il attendait depuis longtemps, mais Judi n'est pas de cet avis...
Ben a du mal à comprendre la méfiance de sa mère à l'égard de sa nouvelle compagne. Amber, quant à elle, ne tient pas à vivre sous le même toit que sa belle-mère. Et pour cause : en fouillant dans son passé, Judi se rend compte que la jeune femme a menti sur toute la ligne et qu'elle cache de sombres secrets. Aveuglé par ce nouvel amour, Ben n'a-t-il pas fait entrer le loup dans la bergerie ?
Un thriller psychologique glaçant et addictif, qui vous tiendra en haleine jusqu'à la dernière page.
« Sans conteste l'un des meilleurs thrillers que j'aie jamais lus ! » Angela Marsons
« Ce roman machiavélique, sous haute tension, vous réserve un twist final qui vous laissera sans voix. » All About Book
« Une histoire captivante qui vous réserve un dénouement à couper le souffle. » By the Letter
« Voilà un livre que vous ne lâcherez pas avant d'en avoir le cœur net. » Beckie Bookworm
Il y a des propositions qui ne se refusent pas.
Freya vient de perdre son mari et sa maison. Elle a besoin d’un toit de toute urgence, pour elle et sa fille de cinq ans. La chance lui sourit le jour où elle rencontre le charismatique Dr Marsden, qui cherche à louer un appartement dans un quartier cossu de Londres pour un loyer dérisoire. Mais pas à n’importe qui : les nouveaux locataires devront se faire accepter des autres résidents. Quand Freya emménage à Adder House, quelque chose lui dit que c’est trop beau pour être vrai...
Derrière sa porte fermée à double tour, elle a l’impression qu’on épie ses moindres faits et gestes. Elle jurerait qu’on s’introduit chez elle en son absence. Est-ce vraiment le hasard qui l’a conduite ici ? On prétend que la précédente locataire n’a pas tenu plus de huit mois, et qu’elle a mis fin à ses jours...
« La menace couve d’un bout à l’autre de ce roman captivant. » – Rachel Read It
« Une lecture addictive, et l’atmosphère inquiétante de Adder House n’y est pas pour rien. » – It’s All About Books
« Sombre, fascinant et bien ficelé : j’ai adoré. » – She Just Love Books
Ten years ago my darling son Jesse was murdered and our perfect family was destroyed. My strong, handsome boy, so full of life, became a memory, a photo I carried with me everywhere.
But today I’m finally close to finding happiness again. My ash-blonde hair has been curled into ringlets. Carefully placed white flowers frame my delicate features. The small, drab chapel has been prettied up with white satin, and there are tiny red hearts scattered on the small table where I will soon sign the register with my new husband.
The man who killed my son.
My friends and family can’t understand it. My neighbours whisper in the street whenever I walk past. How can I love a man like Tom?
They don’t really know me at all…
The most unputdownable psychological thriller you’ll read this year from the bestselling author K.L. Slater. If you love The Wife Between Us or Gone Girl, you’ll be totally hooked on The Marriage.
What everyone’s saying about The Marriage:
‘Pulled me in from the very start and did not let go until the final page. Admittedly, I would read a shopping list if it was penned by K.L. Slater, and this latest book exceeded even my highest expectations. Brilliant.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘WOWSER!!!... I was on the edge of my seat and couldn't put the book down!... would highly recommend it to anyone who loves thrillers.’ Booky Bethy, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Wow, wow, wow… Absolutely gripping and I read it in one sitting. Massive 5 stars and highly recommended.’ The Book Club, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I stayed up almost all night reading this book - an absolute page turner… I will definitely be reading more by this author.’ The Written Blurred, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This was a wonderfully written book and drew me in from the first chapter… I couldn’t put it down and read it in two sittings staying up long into the night as I simply had to know how this would play out… Just when you think you’ve discovered an outstanding twist… BOOM… Another flies at you from a different angle!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I love it when a book keeps me guessing until the end, and this is one of those books!... The ending left me in shock!’BookReviewsandFun, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This was an absolute whirlwind of a psychological thriller! I loved it from beginning to end.’ Books Candles Cats, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I read this book in a couple of hours on a rainy morning. It’s absolutely a heart pounding intense thriller. The main character was transfixing. I loved it.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘WOW what a story, read and experience The Marriage is… a full-on readers dream&l
I can see her through the glass door. She’s smaller in real life than I expected. She looks the exact opposite of the type of woman that might murder her husband.
Everyone’s heard of Simone Fischer. The young mother accused of killing her husband in cold blood, one sunny afternoon, while their son played in the room next door.
So when journalist Esme secures an exclusive interview with her it feels like the opportunity of a lifetime. Simone has remained silent since her husband’s death but after a decade in prison, she is willing to talk to Esme. And Esme, recently freed from her own toxic marriage, is confident she can get Simone to open up.
At their first meeting, when Esme sees Simone sitting across the table from her in jeans and a lemon tunic top, she is stuck by her ordinariness. Then Simone begins to tell her story of an abusive relationship where she was a prisoner in her own home, and Esme decides that the truth needs to come out.
But not everyone is pleased that Esme is telling Simone’s story. And when Esme’s beloved sister is left for dead in a nearby wood, Esme’s life begins to unravel. Forced to question what Simone has told her, she can’t help but wonder if murder was the only way out of Simone’s marriage. Why has it taken Simone so long to tell the world the truth? And will the consequences be devastating for Esme?
An utterly addictive and jaw-dropping read from bestselling author K.L. Slater about the darkness behind closed doors. If you like Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train you will LOVE The Evidence.
What everyone is saying about The Evidence:
‘A rollercoaster ride of emotions. This book is a thrilling read and I could not put it down.’Book Lovers Anon, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This book did not disappoint! The writing is incredible, the twists are always unexpected, and I am still thinking about the ending days later. Would definitely recommend!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Holy mother of all twists! K.L. Slater is the master of thrilling twists. Her books keep getting better and better… this one will blow you away… hard to beat.’ Two Girls and a Book Obsession, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘One of my favourite books for this year… I loved this book with all its twists and turns!... A fantastic read that is sure to keep readers on the edge of their seat from start to finish.’ Chapter Chatter Pub, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Brilliant book… exciting, tense and full of twists and turns and a lot of shocks. Recommended!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I was ridiculously invested in this book… compulsive’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I read this book in about a day because it was that good and I couldn't put it down. I would definitely recommend KL Slater's books’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Suspenseful and heart-breaking all at once.
Janey Markham is thrilled to be moving with her family to Buckingham Crescent, the smartest address in a desirable suburban town.
Worried she’ll be excluded by the glossy local mothers, Janey is thrilled when she meets Tanya, the kind of woman she has always looked up to. Tanya takes Janey under her wing, and her teenage daughter Angel is amazing with Janey’s little boy. As Janey and Tanya grow closer, Janey feels she can finally leave her troubled past behind.
But then everything changes…
In a weak moment over a bottle of wine, Janey finds herself telling Tanya her most shocking secret. Why wouldn’t she trust her new friend?
The following day, Janey sees Angel, with a man old enough to be her father, pushing someone into a car. The next day a body is found and police appeal for witnesses – and share a picture of the same car…
When Janey tells Tanya she is going to the police, Tanya turns threatening. She’ll stop at nothing to defend Angel, even if her daughter is guilty. If Janey says anything, Tanya will make sure that her dark secret gets out.
Janey faces an impossible choice. Stay quiet about what she saw that terrible day. Or speak up, and destroy the family she has worked so hard to protect…
From million-copy bestseller K.L. Slater comes this twisty and absolutely unputdownable roller-coaster ride of a read. Fans of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl will be totally hooked on Little Whispers.
What everyone is saying about Little Whispers:
‘It has 100% blown my mind. It is just absolutely fantastic… one of the most explosive reveals I think I have ever read. I gasped out loud multiple times.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘The Queen of psychological thrillers!!!!!… drew me in from the first page and I couldn't read it quickly enough… blew me away, amazing storytelling and fantastic book’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Totally blown me away!… A twisty story which was full of intrigue, many lines of suspicion and an intense thriller!… That secret being kept for so long was just a huge tease! I was itching to find out what it was! I have to say that this is going to be so bloody hard to beat!’ Netgalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘The abundant twists and misdirections in Little Whispers were bamboozling!… A stupendous tale that blew me away… Well worth 5 shiny stars!’ Brianne’s Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘WOW!… It had me hooked from the beginning, I was suspicious of everyone… exceeded my expectations!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘One of my most anticipated books of the year and I loved it… kept me on the edge of my seat… great twists that I did not see coming.
Samuel lived next door when we were children. We were inseparable. But he didn’t like sharing me with my adored little brother. And one terrible night, he got rid of my brother forever…
Now, years later, he’s free. And my daughter is missing.
I turn on my baby girl’s unicorn nightlight and bury my face in her pillow, my heart breaking. I know Samuel has her – he blames me for ruining his life, and even after all this time, he still doesn’t like to share.
As darkness falls, there’s a knock at my door and I open it to see Samuel’s mother. She says she can help me.
I know I can’t trust her, but I don’t have a choice. With each step I take, my fear grows stronger. Can she help me find my daughter? Or does she know something about what really happened all those years ago? Something that could stop me from saving my baby girl…
What everyone is saying about Missing:
‘This thriller will ensnare you in a tight grip until the satisfying conclusion. There were more twists and turns in this book than a roller coaster ride! Wow!... I was sitting there in complete surprise with a wide-open mouth! If you like a good thriller with lots of twists, you need look no further!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘THE QUEEN OF TWISTS IS BACK! with an unforgettable read full of twists that left me shocked. I raced through this book in one sitting.’ Netgalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Wow what an absolute thrill ride! KL Slater knocks this one out of the park. Excellent plot line and delivery. I may have whiplash from the never-ending twists and turns. Read this in one day. I could not put it down. Highly recommend!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Oh my goodness what a rollercoaster of a read! It's 2:48am and I'm reeling over this one. WOW! A shocking, remarkable, wonderful thriller. Amazing story! I loved every page, so many twists and turns… Fantastic read, gripping story and so many surprises!’ Rubie Reads, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Another compulsive read from an author who seems to do no wrong. I absolutely devoured this one… You will want to clear your afternoon to read this one straight through, so riveting are the twists and turns. Recommended.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘The story is very gripping and wow the ending is a big surprise. I thoroughly recommend this book, another thrilling read by KL Slater whose books I devour as soon as they are released.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Had me hooked, what a page turner!!!’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Another masterpiece by this author.
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.
What everyone is saying about Single:
‘I would liken reading 'Single' to being strapped into a car with a broken axle on the Tilt-A-Whirl carnival ride. You're gonna get tossed around until you don't know which way is up. Yet, in the end, you can't deny that it was one helluva ride. All superlatives aside, this book stands out in its cleverness and execution. K.L. Slater knocked it out of the park. 5+ stars.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Another stunning novel from KL Slater. .Loved every twist and turn. The only negative is what to read next as it won’t live up to KL Slater, fingers crossed her next novel won’t take long!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Wow, I LOVED this book!!! 5 stars easy!! This is my first novel by K.L. Slater and most certainly will not be my last. …This is the kind of book you cannot put down or stop thinking about. I often had chills and felt like I experiencing this story as the main character. There is no way you will be able to guess the ending.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Finishing Single has literally left me lost for words. I mean how am I supposed to review this story? It has blown my mind. Seriously, obliterated it. It is mind numbingly brilliant. Honestly, if you want twisted, they don’t come more twisted than this.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘WOW WOW WOW!!! What a fantastic book!! I couldn't put this one down. Just when i thought i knew what was going on , I changed my mind, and yet again. Twists twists and more twists.
Single dad Ben is doing his best to raise his children, with the help of his devoted mother Judi. And then Ben meets Amber. Everyone thinks this is a perfect match for Ben but Judi isn’t so sure…
There’s just something about Amber that doesn’t add up. Ben can’t see why his mother dislikes his new girlfriend. And Amber doesn’t want Judi anywhere near her new family. Amber just wants Ben and the children.
The further Judi delves into Amber’s personal life, the closer she gets to shocking secrets that could change everything. And Judi must make a decision that could lead to the most disastrous consequences.
Liar is a compelling psychological thriller with a breathtaking twist that will keep you awake until the early hours. Perfect for fans of Behind Closed Doors, The Girl Before and The Sister.
What people are saying about Liar:
‘Absolutely brilliant! I sat and read the book in a day and did not want to put it down! … I even text my mum when I was half way through telling her it was a book she NEEDED to read!! … Without a doubt 5 stars – I LOVED it!!!’ Donna's Book Blog
‘Most definitely one of the best psychological thrillers I have ever read.’ Angela Marsons, 5 stars
‘Wow!! Simply Wow!! What a book, totally fabulous… Each chapter hooked me further… Unputdownable till the end.’ Book Reviews by Shalini, 5 stars
‘There is no way the explosive ending will not completely shock and surprise you!... This story will have you in its claws from the very first page and won't let you go until the very end!’ It’s All About Books, 5 stars
'Oh my God. This was my first book by Slater and I could not put it down! It was dark and twisted and fascinating.' The Reading Mommy
'From the moment I picked up Liar, I was sold. This story grips you from the start and I found it impossible to rest until I uncovered the mystery that was Amber.' Beckie Bookworm
'With plenty of twists and turns to keep me captivated this became a book that I just didn’t want to put down until it was over.' Carrie's Book Reviews
'This is a fantastic well-written psychological thriller. There are twists and turns that leave the reader breathless and unable to put the book down.' Strong Book Reviews
'A psychological thriller that exceeds expectations. Your brain doesn't know who to root for, the back and forth kept me in suspense even as the story played out to the bitter end.' Family Reads First
‘Very, very hard to put down… destined to be a hit.’ Book Reviews by Monnie, 5 stars
‘Liar is one very twisted story… No way did I ever envision the ending to this book.’ By The Letter Book Reviews
‘This is a thriller that has super glue within its very words, it's impossible to put down.’ Deja Reads, 5 stars
It’s an opportunity she can’t refuse. The woman before her tried…
Freya Miller needs a miracle. In the fallout of her husband’s betrayal, she’s about to lose her family home, and with it the security she craves for her five-year-old daughter, Skye. Adrift and alone, she’s on the verge of despair until a chance meeting with the charismatic Dr Marsden changes everything. He’s seeking a new tenant for a shockingly affordable flat in a fashionable area of London.
Adder House sounds too good to be true… But Freya really can’t afford to be cynical, and Dr Marsden is adamant she and Skye will be a perfect fit with the other residents.
But Adder House has secrets. Even behind a locked front door, Freya feels as if she’s being watched: objects moving, unfamiliar smells, the blinking light of a concealed camera… and it’s not long before she begins to suspect that her dream home is hiding a nightmarish reality. Was it really chance that led her here—or something unthinkably dark?
As the truth about Adder House starts to unravel, can Freya and Skye get out—or will they be locked in forever?
Revised edition: This edition of The Apartment includes editorial revisions.
Three years ago, Toni’s five-year-old daughter Evie disappeared after leaving school. The police have never been able to find her. There were no witnesses, no CCTV, no trace.
But Toni believes her daughter is alive. And as she begins to silently piece together her memories, the full story of the past begins to reveal itself, and a devastating truth.
Toni’s mind is trapped in a world of silence, her only chance to save herself is to manage the impossible. She must find a way to make herself heard. She must find her daughter.
A compelling, gripping thriller with a breathtaking twist that will keep you awake until the early hours. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, Behind Closed Doors and The Sister.
What readers are saying about Blink:
'Brilliant, very clever ... I absolutely recommend it' B. A. Paris, author of Behind Closed Doors
'Once I started I couldn't stop. I devoured it. Chomped away chapter by chapter until I had hoofed the whole damned lot and you know what? It left me hungry for more ... An absolutely stonking 5 stars from me.' Jen Med's Book Reviews
'A novel that those who liked The Girl on The Train and Behind Closed Doors won't want to miss' My Little Book Corner
'I finished this book in nearly one day. I was completely unable to put this book down. Everything about this book sucks you in and doesn't let go.' Bombshell Reads
'Just BRILLIANT' It's All About Books
'A thrilling roller coaster of a read that will have you gripping on for dear life' By the Letter Book Reviews
'The book had me from the very first sentence and kept hold of me until I finished it. There are twists galore but on one occasion my jaw actually dropped open as I realised that all was not as it seemed. Fantastic writing, excellent characterisation that has left me salivating for book number three! Five stars.' Angela Marsons
'Five stars! This book had me hook line and sinker ... this author's mind is very very clever.' Sue and her Books
'WOW, what a corker of a book, gripping story, believable untrustworthy characters and not just one but two totally jaw dropping unexpected twists.' Nicki's Life of Crime
'What a read ...The ending took me completely by surprise! In most books, I end up guessing the ending, but this book was spectacular. The book had me gripped from word 'go'. I couldn't stop reading ...a brilliant brilliant book.' Any Excuse to Read
'A fantastic psychological thriller and I was kept hooked throughout. Lots of twists and turns, an excellent pace and so much suspense and surprise, I didn't quite know where the book was going at times ...couldn't be anything other than five stars!' Donna's Book Blog
'With bucketfuls of suspense and intrigue Blink is guaranteed to keep the most hardened psychological thriller love on the edge of their seats. Five Stars.