Closer by K.L. Slater @bookouture @KimLSlater

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Book Description:

I know my daughter better than I know myself and if there’s one thing I know for sure at this moment: it’s that Maisie is not ok.

My ex-husband Shaun and I are still friends.
We would do anything for our beautiful little girl, Maisie.
But now Shaun has moved in with Joanne and suddenly, Maisie has a brand new family.
And there’s something not quite right about it…I know Joanne isn’t everything she says she is. Yet no-one will listen.
I need to discover what she’s hiding.
Because if I don’t, my daughter will be in terrible danger.

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.

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My Thoughts:

The story flicks between alternating characters, mainly from Emma’s point of view but also some from Joanne, Emma’s boss, and her daughter Maisie.

Emma, without a doubt I was on her side right from the start. Shaun I thought was a weak excuse of a man and it riled me up that he couldn’t see what is happening to his daughter before his very eyes. Of all the people to also fall in love with, I had every sympathy for Emma having to try and deal with her boss being her ex’s new partner. Especially as Joanne is yet another unlikable character and don’t get me started on her spoilt brat of a kid, Piper!

There are definitely a couple of highly unlikable characters in this story which really made my blood boil. Maisie though is one who my heart broke for. We first meet her as a happy go lucky child with no worries to having the weight of the world on her shoulders. As with most children though, they don’t want to talk to their parents and bottle it up inside. It was killing me seeing it eating away at her and also the physical and mental affect it was having.

Closer is a truly gripping read that had me going through an array of emotions. I felt like I was ready to take on Rocky by the end of the book, as some of the characters really get under your skin, which shows what a great writer the author is to have that affect on their reader. From picking the book up, I knew I wasn’t going anywhere until I had finished it and I didn’t. I had to know how it was all going to conclude and boy that ending! I am still reeling the day after finishing the book. A gut clencher of a read that will leave you gasping.

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

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

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About the author: 
 

Kim is the bestselling author of psychological crime thrillers ‘Safe With Me,’ ‘Blink,’ ‘Liar,’ ‘The Mistake’ and ‘The Visitor.’ Her latest thriller, ‘The Secret’ was published by Bookouture on 27th July 2018 and her new thriller CLOSER will be published 24th October 2018 and is now available for pre-order.

Kim’s titles are soon to be published 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 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, has one grown-up daughter, Francesca, 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: www.KLSlaterAuthor.com
Twitter: @KimLSlater
Facebook: KL Slater Author

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