I’m thrilled to be on the blog tour today for Single by K.L Slater.
What’s this book about?
‘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 …
What did I think?
Well this was a twisty read that didn’t let up until the final few pages. Just when I thought I’d hit “the twist” another one jumped right up and shocked the hell out of me! I’ve always been a big K.L. Slater fan but she’s outshone herself this time with this thrilling and unsettling psychological thriller that just kept on giving. I was on my guard throughout, trusting no one, unsure of who’s corner I should be in! So I was on edge, unable to commit to anyone because every character seemed to have something to hide.
Darcy has faced a terrible experience leaving her to bring up her two sons on her own. After an unexpected and horrific breakdown, she is now starting to get her life back on track. When she meets gorgeous doctor George in the park one day, she becomes involved very quickly in his life. But circumstances seem set to conspire against their “happy ever after”.
It was hard not to feel sympathy for Darcy. She was struggling to bring up her boys, constantly under threat from homelessness or losing her beloved sons. Her in-laws seem to have her best interests at heart but also seemed to be plotting against her behind her back. George has a deranged stalker following their every move and Darcy can’t seem to move on from the devastating betrayal she suffered. And K.L. Slater managed to crank up the tension between all those characters to an almost unbearable level! Every corner that they turned seemed to present another obstacle to the happiness that George and Darcy deserved so I had no idea how this twisty and unnerving narrative would conclude. And what an ending when it did come!
This is definitely a book that I struggled to put down! Loved it!
Meet the author…
Kim is the million-copy bestselling author of nine standalone psychological crime thrillers. SINGLE, her new thriller, is published November 2019.
Order of publication:
SAFE WITH ME (2016)
THE MISTAKE (2017)
THE VISITOR (2018)
THE SECRET (2018)
FINDING GRACE (2019)
THE SILENT ONES (2019)
THE APARTMENT – AN AUDIBLE ORIGINAL PRODUCTION (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: www.KLSlaterAuthor.com
Facebook: KL Slater Author