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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
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, et 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
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
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.
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
What was my sister doing standing over Florence’s cot in the middle of the night?
I trust my sister Carrie with my daughter’s life.
But then she’s accused of a terrible crime.
Carrie lives under our roof, she pushes my daughter on the swings, she takes her out for ice cream.
You might ask, why do I let her? Why would I risk my darling baby? How could I let my sister stay?
Because I have a dangerous secret too. One that only Carrie knows about. And if that secret gets out, I could lose my little girl…
A completely gripping rollercoaster of a read about the darkness families hide behind closed doors. Fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train will be hooked on The Girl She Wanted.
Readers are loving The Girl She Wanted:
‘I love this author!! Every book I’ve read of hers has been thrilling, chilling and exciting right from start to finish.’ Stardust Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘The tension and suspense positively sizzled its way throughout the whole book! Great read by a fabulous author! Recommended!!’ Netgalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This was a story that grabbed me by the throat from the get-go and didn't let go… when certain revelations come out, you could have knocked me over with a feather… I seriously couldn't get enough of this book’ By the Letter Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A brilliant, gripping thriller that keeps you reading and wondering until the end. The characters were fantastic, the plot tense and enthralling, and the twists and turns made the book just brilliant. I can't recommend this book enough, another amazing book from K.L. Slater.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘There are not many books that I read in one sitting, but this is one of them. I didn’t want to stop. I highly recommend.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘An excellent domestic thriller! The characters were well drawn and the storyline flowed seamlessly. The mystery kept me guessing until the very end. Highly recommended!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Loved this, as usual. You know what you’re getting with a K.L. Slater and I really wasn't disappointed. Some good twists and turns and as usual an excellent, fast paced, packed read.’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Another excellent psychological thriller by one of my favourite authors K.L. Slater. Great characters, addictive plot, suspense and lots of twists and turns.
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.
How do you protect your child if they’re keeping a secret?
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.
What readers are saying about The Secret:
‘Kept me gripped from the beginning to the end, I literally couldn’t put it down and read it in a day... I can’t wait to read another book from this author.’ Nicky Reviews, 5 stars
‘From the very first page I was captivated… I gobbled up every single word and absolutely flew towards the tense, secret-filled climax that delivered over and over again until I finished the story positively breathless. I am already awaiting the next one with impatient anticipation. ‘ Angela Marsons, 5 stars
‘Wow! What a roller coaster ride! Definitely a psychological thriller! Just when I thought I knew what was going to happen, I was wrong!... I love reading K.L. Slater books and am never disappointed.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Fantastic book loved every word... how my heart went out to Alfie, really good book one of the best I’ve read this year’ NetGalley Reviewer, Five Stars.
‘K.L. Slater has written another fantastic story that I could not tear my eyes from, I was hooked from the start and quickly drawn in to the story... a truly gripping and addictive story that you won’t be able to put down. Highly recommended!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘This author is amazing. Her characters come to life… The book will have you crying… I would have given more than 5 stars if I could. ‘ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars
‘Superbly written, unpredictable, and with a fantastic finish... This is what story-telling should be like. Not for once will one be able to guess what’s going to happen.’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘I was hooked from the start and I highly recommend!’ Goodreads Reviewer
‘Excellent book! I love the way the author really gets under the skin of her characters… The twists and turns come thick and fast and I have to admit I read a lot of this genre but I got this one totally wrong! ...
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.
But one discovery can change everything…
Eight-year-old Billy goes missing one day, out flying his kite with his sister Rose. Two days later, he is found dead.
Sixteen years on, Rose still blames herself for Billy’s death. How could she have failed to protect her little brother?
Rose has never fully recovered from the trauma, and one of the few people she trusts is her neighbour Ronnie, who she has known all her life. But one day Ronnie falls ill, and Rose goes next door to help him… and what she finds in his attic room turns her world upside down.
Rose thought she knew the truth about what happened to Billy. She thought she knew her neighbour. Now the only thing she knows is that she is in danger…
The Mistake is a completely gripping thriller that will keep you up all night, from the top ten bestselling author of Blink, Liar and Safe with Me. Perfect for fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train.
What readers are saying about The Mistake:
'Oh. My. Goodness. What a book! I have read other books by this author and have enjoyed them, but this is the best one yet!' Stardust Book Reviews
‘WOW! What an incredible book… A roller coaster of a ride. My first book by this author but it won't be my last.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘K L Slater has written another amazing book that kept me guessing right until the very end. Then shocked me with the end of the book.’ We’ve Licked That Book Blog, 5 stars
‘I have gobbled up every book by this author but in my opinion this is definitely her best yet.’ Angela Marsons
‘The Mistake is one of my favourite books this year… Written so well - 5 STARS! RECOMMEND! You won't know who dunnit till the end!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
'Had me gripped from start to finish.' Nigel Adams Bookworm
'An unputdownable thriller, and as always K.L. Slater keeps you glued to the pages... she is the queen of killer twists.' JDC Must Read Books, 5 stars
‘Will keep you guessing until the very last page. If you think you know, you probably don't… Highly recommend to anyone who enjoys a psychological thriller with suspense and mystery!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
'Wow what a fantastic book! I was hooked right from the first page, I couldn't stop reading until I had finished it. I loved it and big well-deserved 5 stars' Bonnie's Book Talk
'Her writing just gets better and better. I can't praise her highly enough and wish I could give more than the five stars. Brilliant writing.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
'A fast-paced psychological thriller which I devoured in a day' Chloe's Book Blog
'A highly successful, twisted read' Humble Tart Kitchen
The day after her ninth birthday, Lucie and Blake Sullivan agree, for the very first time, to let their daughter, Grace, make the four-minute walk back home alone from a friend’s house just down the street.
They joke with friends about hiding behind bushes to ensure she is safe. But the joke turns sour when Grace does not appear.
Despite the best efforts of the police and local community, Grace seems to have vanished into thin air. With hope fading fast, Lucie knows she can rely on her husband to support her through such dark times. That is until the day she makes a shocking discovery, hidden in Blake’s desk, and suddenly she begins to doubt everything she knew about the man she married.
But Lucie harbours a terrible secret of her own. One that she has never shared with anyone, even Blake …
And as the search for Grace reaches fever pitch, Lucie receives a terrifying message. If she is ever to see Grace again, Lucie has no choice but to face the past she tried hard to bury forever. And she must do it alone.
The most gripping 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 Finding Grace.
What everyone is saying about Finding Grace:
‘An absolute scorcher!! K.L. Slater has truly outdone herself with her newest story Finding Grace, and I'm already having a feeling it will appear on my list of 2019 favourites... Such suspense! Such twists! If you like nailbitingly good psychological thrillers that keep you on the edge of your seat, look no further because you have found something new to read. I literally cancelled all plans, sat down and devoured Finding Grace in one sitting. Yes, it was just THAT good.. Plot twist bomb after plot twist bomb will be dropped on you as you get more tangled up in the web of secrets and lies. . Finding Grace ticked all the boxes for me and more, and I can 200% recommend it to any fan of the genre. It's simply a must-read!’ It’s All About Books, Five Stars
‘I love how the author has you pointing the finger at so many people …Finding Grace has plenty of twists and turns with some shocking outcomes. The suspense and tension literally jumps out from every page, keeping the reader alert and on edge throughout. An O to the M to the G of a read!’ By the Letter Book Reviews, Five stars
‘Simply full on from the word go … enough twists and turns to keep you guessing right up to the final page …This is a novel that grabs hold and simply does not let go. I could not turn the pages fast enough to discover what had happened to Grace on a seemingly safe and familiar walk through her own neighbourhood’ Goodreads reviewer, Five stars.
‘Just outstanding!!!! I read this book so quickly as I really couldn’t put it down, every time I did I found myself gravitating back to my kindle just to read a little bit more.