Closer: An absolutely gripping psychological thriller

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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.

What everyone is saying about K.L. Slater: 

‘I want to take it and scream from the rooftops. I want to make everyone I know read a copy. I want to knock on doors and leave this book in mailboxes. Enthralling, fast-paced and dark … I read this one into the night, I left the book open on my bed so I could try and absorb more as I slept … if you want a hair-raising thriller, then look no further..’ 5 starsClues and Reviews

'Gripping … By the time I got to the end I was holding my breath and my jaw dropped to the floor … stunning … that left me reeling.' Novel Gossip, 5 stars

One of the best psychological thrillers I have ever read … I picked this book up at 10% on Sunday afternoon and resurfaced only once I had devoured every last morsel of this brilliant story.’ 5 stars – Angela Marsons

‘a fanbloodytastic debut … truly a gripping read with some gobsmacking twists that will leave you breathless! I absolutely loved this book!' 5 stars – Emma The Little Bookworm

'Once I started I couldn't stop. I devoured it. Chomped away chapter by chapter until I had hoofed the whole damned lot and you know what? It left me hungry for more ... An absolutely stonking 5 stars from me.Jen Med's Book Reviews

‘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

‘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, Five Stars

'Pure genius!! … everything a psychological thriller should be! K L Slater is in a class of her own ... Just when you think you have it figured out, you are knocked out of the park! One of the most mind-bending twists ever, just simply stunning!' What Rachel Read Next 

‘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

'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

'I simply COULD NOT put this book down... twists you around curves you did not even know existed. This isn’t my first K. L. Slater book, nor will it be my last.' Dark Twisty Books, 5 stars
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Bookouture
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Oct 24, 2018
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393
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9781786816641
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Fiction / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / Crime
Fiction / Thrillers / General
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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She made her bed. You’ll lie in it.

 

Rebecca only wanted to help out – to be kind. Richard seemed so alone after his wife, Nicole, died, and Rebecca wanted to make sure he knew he had someone to rely on.

 

But now she’s in Nicole’s immaculate house. Drinking from her favourite crystal wine glass. Keeping shoes in her orderly closet. Comforting her sweet and grieving step-daughter. It feels like Rebecca is living another woman’s life.

 

And as she gets to know the neighbours, Rebecca hears stories that make her wonder: was free-spirited Nicole happy in this perfect life, or did she feel trapped? Did she feel, as Rebecca is beginning to, that something wasn’t quite right?

 

The book everyone’s talking about! If you loved The Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us and The Girl Before, you’ll be totally gripped and unable to put down this twisty page-turning psychological thriller.

 

What readers are saying about The Second Wife:

‘WOW, WOW, WOW… My head hasn’t stopped spinning from all the twists and turns. I can tell you all, you must read this book… It envelops you into the storyline and will your jaw-dropping… Clear some room in your diary, you will not want to put this down!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I was obsessed with this book!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I read it in less than a day, I HAD to know what happened, to who and when!!!!... Superb, one of those books makes you proud to be a reader 10/10.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘WOW! Grabbed me from the BIG bam in the beginning all the way to the last word! Twisted, twisty, dark, compulsive rollercoaster of a story!... Read this book!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Absolutely amazing. Twisted, thrilling and chilling. This book is one you will pick up and not want to put down. A five plus star!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘WOW! What a great thriller. I have already ordered the author's other novels… This one had so many twists and turns. You honestly don't know what will come next.’ Netgalley reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘WOW!... A must read!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Heart-stopping action with an ending that matched it beautifully.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Twisty, dark and so well-written! This is one must-read!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Tons and I mean tons of wonderful twists and turns keep you on your toes. Another unputdownable book from Sheryl.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘WOW! Loved! This book sucked me in from the beginning all the way to the very end… Amazing plot!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘It’s hard to put down because things are moving quickly… I finished this book in a day!’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘Psychological suspense at its best.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘This book was excellent!!’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘I loved every page of this book.’ Roberts Reads, 5 stars

 

‘It’s a great read… Simply could not leave it alone – yes it was that good!’ Jo Lambert Books, 5 stars

 

‘Leaves you craving more.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Deliciously dark and cunningly compulsive…This really was a twisted book that I was loathe to put down when real life got in the way… an excellent read’ Goodreads reviewer

 

‘5 stars all the way… reminds me of two other books I've read this year and loved… The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and The Ex-Wife… just like them it pulled me in and I was hooked, and not once did I think about putting it down, I had to keep reading and see what happened next’ Spooky’s Maze of Books, 5 stars

 

‘The ending was perfection!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars 

‘Finished this in less than a day…had me gripping onto my seat… This book takes you on an intense rollercoaster of a ride.’ (5 stars) Stardust Book Reviews

They took her dad, but she won’t let them take her.

Nancy Byrne was the apple of her daddy’s eye. He might have been one of the most-feared gangsters in London, yet Jimmy Byrne idolised his little Nancy. But now Jimmy is dead, gunned down in cold blood - and Nancy vows to avenge his death.

She’s only twenty years old, but as the new head of the ruthless Byrne gang, running a lucrative world of drugs, sex and violence, she’s in over her head. Keeping her family together all while Joanie, her beloved grandma, falls apart, and her brother Daniel goes off the rails forces Nancy to grow up - fast. 

But while Nancy takes the men on at their own game, there’s a greater danger hiding on the dark streets. Jimmy’s killer is on her trail - and will stop at nothing to shut her up. 

Blood might be thicker than water, but soon, Nancy realises she can't trust anyone. Not even her own family.

Especially her own family.

A gritty, gripping read full of shocking thrills and suspense – readers of Mandasue Heller, Martina Cole and Jessie Keane will be addicted until the very last page. 


Readers are loving The Broken:

‘Casey Kelleher has just taken me on a breakneck speed journey where I certainly read past my bedtime…such is this woman's exceptional talent at writing realistic and totally compelling grit lit!...I cannot find the words to say how much I love this series…If you like your crime brutally raw and honest, heart-warming and heartbreaking then this one is for you!’ (5 stars) Chapter in my Life

‘If you love Kimberley chambers and Martina Cole this is the book for you. I thought the first book was good but this is just off the scale. Roll on your next book Casey because this is the best book.’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer

‘I absolutely loved this story…It’s action-packed and I didn’t wanna put it down. This author is fast becoming one of my favourite authors with this fast-paced gritty read.’ (5 stars) Cheekypee Reads and Reviews

‘These books just get better and better…Casey is well up there with the best authors in this genre. This book has it all, crime, violence, death, drugs, gangs…Well worth more than the given 5 stars…This book is going in my 2018 Best reads, without a doubt.’ (5 stars) I Love Reading

‘I loved this book…another brain-blowing, heart-pounding book… Five stars from me!’ (5 stars) Bibliophile Book Club

‘gritty and so additive, I didn't want to stop reading until I got to the very end!…It is hard-hitting and shocking at times and that's what makes it soooo good.’ (5 stars) Donna’s Book Blog

‘The writing was seamless and the pace excellent…Another belter from the lovely Casey and I will certainly look forward to the next book!’ Best Crime Books and More

‘Highly intense and a real page-turner right from the get go. I was very much on the edge of my seat in anticipation of how it would all end…a lot of wow moments…If you like Martina Cole then you should definitely give Casey's books a go.’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer

‘The Broken is gritty, brutal and “heart-thumping” thrilling, it’s one of those books you will be hard pressed NOT to read in one sitting.’ (5 stars) The Book Review Café

‘This is such a dark and gripping read, I really couldn't get enough. It had me go through so many emotions at what I was reading…The Broken grabs you right from the off and doesn't let go until the very bitter end.’ (5 stars) By the Letter Book Reviews

‘One of this genre’s most exciting authors.’ (5 stars) Goodreads Reviewer

‘Totally blew me away and I loved every page… I would give it hundred stars if possible… so many twist and turns, it will make your head spin.’ Shuffle Book Box, 5 stars 


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! ... Brilliant book, I loved it!’ Goodreads Reviewer


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‘Well, there’s more than one secret here – and not one of them was anything I expected... truly stunning surprises and an extremely suspenseful read… As for the main secret – I did not see that coming! ... The author kept me guessing all the way through!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Marianne has a life others dream of. A beautiful townhouse on the best street in the neighbourhood. Three bright children who are her pride and joy.

 

Sometimes her past still hurts: losing her mother, growing up in foster care. But her husband Simon is always there. A successful surgeon, he’s the envy of every woman they’ve ever met. Flowers, gifts, trips to France – nothing is too good for his family.

 

Then Simon says another woman’s name. The way he lingers on it, Caroline, gives Marianne a shudder of suspicion, but she knows she can’t entertain this flash of paranoia.

 

In the old days, she’d have distracted herself at work, but Marianne left her glamorous career behind when she got married. She’d speak to a friend, but she’s too busy with her children and besides, Simon doesn’t approve of the few she has left.

 

It’s almost by accident that Marianne begins to learn more about Caroline. But once she starts, she can’t stop. Because what she finds makes her wonder whether the question she should be asking is not ‘should she be jealous’, but... ‘should she be scared’?

 

Fans of The Girl on the Train and I Let You Go looking for a dark, gripping psychological thriller, with a final twist that will put their jaw on the floor, will love Our Little Lies.

 

Readers are loving Our Little Lies:

‘Omg this book!!!!! Never have I felt such powerful emotions… when reading a novel… This really is such a compulsive read building the tension and a brilliant ending making it for me a real unputdownable novel… Read it you really won’t be disappointed.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Tense, atmospheric psychological thriller with more twists and turns than a rollercoaster. Impeccably written and a big fat 5***** from me. Awesome!’ No. 1 bestselling author, Angela Marsons

 

‘Delivers an ending that will make you go WOW but you need to read it to see why! Straight into my Top 10 of the year and a really great read… Dark, disturbing and just everything you want from a psychological thriller and more.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Our Little Lies drew me in and the further I got into it the harder it got for me to put it down… Gripping tension that builds and builds... I kept thinking I knew where she was going only to be knocked sideways... An absolute page turner of a read that sent my heart racing. Bravo to the new queen of psychological thrillers.’ By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars

 

‘What a read this was, reminiscent of B A Paris’ Behind Closed Doors, with the twists of a Claire Mackintosh book… such a good read and just as I thought I had worked it out I was wrong!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Most definitely a book that captures your imagination… A book that I literally did not put down. DAMN...if this is her first in this genre... sign me up for all future thrillers’ Best Crime Books and More, 5 stars

 

‘I absolutely LOVED this book! It drew me in from the first few pages and never let me go. Yyou're in for a rollercoaster of a book.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘A dark, gripping psychological thriller that had me gripped from page one and the ending is just a WOW moment!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘I devoured Our Little Lies… The author did a fantastic job of keeping the tension and planting seeds of doubt in the reader’s mind as the book progresses. I usually have things figured out but I loved the twists and turns this book took right up until the end!’ All the Good Books

 

‘OMGOSH! Riveting, Compelling, Addicting!... Great writing, awesome characters, did not want to put it down or have it end. Fantastic book from beginning to end.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

When Ella wakes up in hospital following a hit and run incident, she is scared and confused. Close to tears, her eyes fall on a get-well-soon card on the window sill and the nurse reassures her that her loving husband will be back soon.

 

But Ella has never been married…

 

Absolutely love twisty and unputdownable psychological thrillers like Girl on the Train, The Wife Between Us and Gone Girl? Then you will be totally hooked by this jaw-dropping novel about the dangerous secrets behind a perfect marriage.

 

What readers are saying about The Liar’s Wife:

‘Oh my freaking god! What a fabulous and intriguing read… this is definitely the best book I’ve read by her YET!... I absolutely loved this shocker of a book… left me stunned, as to the why, well you are just going to have to read the book and see… One of the most exciting psychological thrillers I’ve read all year… just buy it you won’t disappointed I promise.’ The Book Review Café, 5 stars

 

‘This book was INSANE… The plot twist at the end slapped me in the face and I am still in shock about it!! I COMPLETELY recommend this if you’re a fan of books like “The Girl on the Train”, “The Woman in the Window”, and “Gone Girl”.’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘A brilliant and gripping thriller! It’s very fast-paced (I was racing through to find out what happened)!’ Cloud of Thoughts, 5 stars

 

‘Pushes all the right buttons from the off and continues to push them right up until the last page. The story is mesmerising as it draws you in and won’t let go (well didn’t me) and at times I had to reign myself back from wanting to find out the outcome, NOW!!... The ending will shock you and left me reeling a bit if I’m honest. In my top 3 reads of this year… Awesome… wonderful… 10/10, 5 stars.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Wow!... grabs your full attention and keeps it until the very end… This read kept me wondering where it was all going and I could not wait until the end to find out… You will not regret picking this one up!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Writing that gets the hairs standing up on the back of my neck… A fast-paced psychological thriller of the finest order… chillingly good.’ nigeladamsbookworm, 5 stars

 

‘Holy cow, all I can say is this is one of those books that will have you craving more… be ready for the shock that might just blow your mind… Riveting, chilling, thrilling, and absolutely shocking'!!! A must read for any thriller lover!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Just couldn't tear myself away no matter how hard I tried… A seriously compulsive read that you won't want to put down. It was an addictive read that I couldn't get enough of and the build-up of tension was just off the scale. You know how great a book is when your heart is still racing hours after finishing the book as the adrenaline was still coursing through my body. Compulsive, addictive, what more do you need from a psychological thriller?’ bytheletterbookreviews, 5 stars

 

‘OMG this was one of the best psychological thrillers I have read! The ending will shock you!... This is a must read!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

 

‘Yessss! This book is compulsively readable, so much so that I did the thing where I walked all over my house with it today, greedily consuming page after page as I pretended to do other things and hoped no one needed anything... Woot, woot, is this a thrilling, suspenseful, surprising and altogether satisfying journey! WOW!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

This morning, my daughter sat right here, munching her breakfast, too excited to finish it. Now, she is missing.
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 K.L Slater:

Omg! Slater is amazing! … Up to the very last page you will be shocked! … Such a memorable book! The end will have you gasping in disbelief! Whoa!!!!! 10 Stars!' Two Girls and a Book Obsession, 5 stars

‘Wow! Just Wow! This was absolutely insane, twisted, and completely mind-blowing – I loved it! … An outstanding psychological thriller that I just couldn’t put down – I was hooked right from the start!’ 5 stars – Goodreads Reviewer

‘Had me sitting up until 1am doing the 'just one more chapter, then I'll go to sleep' routine … I couldn't bear to put it down … A mesmerising read.' Sandy's Book a Day, 5 stars

‘Keeps you guessing until the very end! I loved every twist and turn and couldn't stop reading because I was dying to know what the big secret was …will keep you up late reading to find out the truth!' Buried in a Book, 5 stars

‘One of the best psychological thrillers I've read … nothing short of stunning.' Nigel Adams Book Worm 5 stars

‘WOW! Another superb thriller from K L Slater! Couldn't put it down! … A truly gripping read, just what we have come to expect from the Queen of psychological thrillers.’ 5 stars – What Rachael Read Next

‘It had so many juicy secrets that I couldn’t put it down… jaw dropping… a gripping, addictive, twisty, fast-paced psychological thriller.’ A Haven for Book Lovers, 5 stars
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