This author's books are hit and miss with me, but this one was a big HIT. I found the plot creative with plenty of twists and reveals; some obvious, but others really took me by surprise which is what I want when I read this genre. Unreliable narrators, secrets and several games of cat and mouse. The reveals really ramped up as the story concluded and it wrapped up satisfactorily.
I’ve read majority of this authors books, usually loving all the twists and unexpected turns each book takes. Unfortunately this wasn’t one of my favourite ones. I felt like it was a really slow set up and was a bit repetitive, however I very much enjoyed the ending and definitely didn’t see it coming.
SINGLE is the 10th psychological thriller by bestselling author K.L. Slater. I’m a huge fan of this author, and having read six of her novels, I can say that this novel is bound to be well received. Her novels just get better and better. This is a fabulous read, that will reel you in …one line at a time…
The Novels by this Author Include:
Safe With Me -2016 Debut 1st Psychological Thriller Blink -2017 2nd Psychological Thriller Liar -2017 3rd Psychological Thriller The Mistake-2017 4th Psychological thriller The Visitor-2018 5th Psychological Thriller The Secret-2018 6th Psychological Thriller Closer-2018 7th Psychological Thriller The Apartment-2019 Mystery Finding Grace-2019 8th Psychological Thriller The Silent Ones-2019 9th Psychological Thriller Single-2019 10th Psychological Thriller
Darcy and her two sons, six-year old, Kane and ten- year old Harrison had suffered tragic circumstances, with the death of her husband and father, Joel to cancer. Darcy had a breakdown, and in the interim, her family stepped up to the plate to take temporary custody of her children, until she was fit to look after them. They included her parents Brenda and Leonard, and sister Steph and husband Dave.
But now Darcy has recovered from her breakdown and now has custody of her children again.
This novel focuses upon a single mum, Darcy when her youngest six-year-old son, Kane suddenly falls from a rope bridge at a local playground, after suffering an asthma attack. 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, a father to a six-year old daughter, Romy. George is a good-looking, charming, and successful as a consultant surgeon in Urology at the City Hospital. George has a housekeeper, Maria who is very close to Romy, and has formed a special bond with his daughter. After the accident Darcy is very indebted to George for saving her son’s life. Darcy is interested in George, and makes a move on him. Thinks move quickly, and a relationship develops quickly. When George 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.
Who can Darcy trust? So many thoughts are going through her head! She is starting to suspect that, whatever the truth, she might have put her boys into terrible danger…
This one does not disappoint and has an interesting twist at the end.
This is a fast-paced book full of action, flawed characters with some situations a little far- fetched but makes for an excellent read.
Many thanks to the author, Bookouture via NetGalley for my digital copy.
A riveting, thought provoking suspense that pushes every one of the reader’s emotional boundaries. The characters are broadly developed and poignant creating the perfect balance within this manipulative narrative. While more avid readers of this genre may pick up on the plot twist early on, Slater throws many curve balls so that the entire experience is worth the read.
Bottom Line: K.L. Slater has done it again. Somehow she weaves together a story-line with characters that seem like the people next-door, but so not. Definitely a page turner and a great read.