The Visitor by K.L. Slater @bookouture @KimLSlater


Book Description:

Holly never thought she’d move back to her home town, but then something terrible happened. She doesn’t know if she can recover. But she knows she can never tell another soul.

People say her neighbour, David, is “different”. He doesn’t go out much, and never after dark. But in David Holly finds just what she needs: a friend. Someone who’s always there.

No one knows Holly’s secret, or where she lives. She has left the past behind. She is sure of it. So why does she feel as though she’s in terrible danger?

An absolutely unputdownable psychological thriller, from the bestselling author of Blink and The Mistake. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train and The Couple Next Door.


My Thoughts:

The story flicks between Holly and David. Holly’s chapters go back and forth from past to present so that the story builds up to events that happened as a teenager. We know something happened as she seems to be running scared but we don’t know quite what. I really liked Holly as she is obviously wanting to get her life back on track and I was willing for everything to turn out right for her.

David is very much an odd ball. I didn’t know quite what to make of him. He has done something in his past, of which I was dying to know just exactly what. It took me a while to warm up to him as I wasn’t quite sure where exactly he fitted into the whole story but the further into the book I got, the more he started to grow on me. He actually reminded me very much of Jim Nicholson in As Good As It Gets and the friendship that him and Helen Hunt strike up.

The Visitor is yet another compelling read by the author that had me totally hooked. I know as soon I start one of her books that I won’t be disappointed and I emerge myself totally into the story forgetting the world outside. The tension and suspense mounts as the story goes a long, guaranteeing those pages getting turned. Whilst some things I guessed correctly, others totally took me by surprise and have to say I absolutely loved that ending.

My thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

My rating 4.5/5 stars.

The Visitor is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affiliate link)


About the author: 

Kim is the bestselling author of psychological crime thrillers ‘Safe With Me,’ ‘Blink,’ ‘Liar’, ‘The Mistake’ and ‘The Visitor.’

For many years, Kim sent her work out to literary agents and collected a 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 received five offers of representation from London literary agents and a book deal which was, as Kim says, ‘a fairytale … at the end of a very long road!’

Kim is a full-time writer and lives in Nottingham with her husband, Mac.

She also writes award-winning YA fiction for Macmillan Children’s Books, writing as Kim Slater.

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

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