The Mistake: An unputdownable psychological thriller with a brilliant twist

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You think you know the truth about the people you love.

But one discovery can change everything… 

Eight-year-old Billy goes missing one day, out flying his kite with his sister Rose. Two days later, he is found dead. 

Sixteen years on, Rose still blames herself for Billy’s death. How could she have failed to protect her little brother?

Rose has never fully recovered from the trauma, and one of the few people she trusts is her neighbour Ronnie, who she has known all her life. But one day Ronnie falls ill, and Rose goes next door to help him… and what she finds in his attic room turns her world upside down.

Rose thought she knew the truth about what happened to Billy. She thought she knew her neighbour. Now the only thing she knows is that she is in danger… 

The Mistake is a completely gripping thriller that will keep you up all night, from the top ten bestselling author of BlinkLiar and Safe with Me. Perfect for fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train.
 

What readers are saying about The Mistake


'Oh. My. Goodness. What a book! I have read other books by this author and have enjoyed them, but this is the best one yet!' Stardust Book Reviews 

‘WOW! What an incredible book… A roller coaster of a ride. My first book by this author but it won't be my last.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘K L Slater has written another amazing book that kept me guessing right until the very end. Then shocked me with the end of the book.’ We’ve Licked That Book Blog, 5 stars

I have gobbled up every book by this author but in my opinion this is definitely her best yet.’ Angela Marsons

The Mistake is one of my favourite books this year… Written so well - 5 STARS! RECOMMEND!You won't know who dunnit till the end!!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

'Had me gripped from start to finish.' Nigel Adams Bookworm

'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

‘Will keep you guessing until the very last page. If you think you know, you probably don't… Highly recommend to anyone who enjoys a psychological thriller with suspense and mystery!’Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

'Wow what a fantastic book! I was hooked right from the first page, I couldn't stop reading until I had finished it. I loved it and big well-deserved 5 stars' Bonnie's Book Talk

'Her writing just gets better and better. I can't praise her highly enough and wish I could give more than the five stars. Brilliant writing.' Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

'A fast-paced psychological thriller which I devoured in a day' Chloe's Book Blog

'A highly successful, twisted read' Humble Tart Kitchen

K. L. Slater is such a tremendous author… She writes psychological thrillers with a sure hand, deftly defined characters that you won't forget easily, and a story premise second to none.’ Strong Book Reviews, 5 stars

'What I love about this author's books is that she draws you into the story within the first few pages and holds you there, right up until the very last page and word... Yet another great read.' By the Letter Book Reviews

'I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and it has a killer of an ending.' Books and Artwork 

'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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Oct 4, 2017
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Fiction / Psychological
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
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Eighteen years ago your baby daughter was snatched. Today, she came back.

A sinister and darkly compelling psychological thriller from the No.1 bestselling author of The Girl With No Past.

Eighteen years ago, Simone Porter’s six-month-old daughter, Helena, was abducted. Simone and husband, Matt, have slowly rebuilt their shattered lives, but the pain at losing their child has never left them.

Then a young woman, Grace, appears out of the blue and tells Simone she has information about her stolen baby. But just who is Grace – and can Simone trust her?

When Grace herself disappears, Simone becomes embroiled in a desperate search for her baby and the woman who has vital clues about her whereabouts.

Simone is inching closer to the truth but it’ll take her into dangerous and disturbing territory.

Simone lost her baby. Will she lose her life trying to find her?

Read what people are saying about The Girl You Lost

‘Oh my gosh! What a stunning story. I couldn’t put this book down and devoured it over a weekend . . . Giving a 5 star rating has never been easier.’ StefLoz Book Blog

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‘This is the best book I think I have read in a long time. I was completely hooked from start to finish . . . made me cry, laugh, scream, beg, and plead at the characters within this book and kept me guessing right till the end. Amazing!!!! If you only read one book in your life. Make it this one.’ Joss Dreaming of Publication

‘Wow, I am still trying to pick my jaw up off the floor after this ending. It is so creepy crazy. There was absolutely no way I saw the ending coming . . . I'm still stunned and I finished reading the book 30 minutes ago and I've had two cigarettes! . . . This was one thrilling ride . . . I strongly in all sincerity recommend this book!’ The Reading Room

‘I still I have that "I didn't see that coming" feeling … excellent.’ Sarah’s Cozy Book Nook

‘OMG it is good, it is better than good it is mind-blowing . . . I absolutely loved it and devoured this in one evening. I simply could not put it down . . . I was on the edge of my seat having palpitations . . . This is one hell of a gripping story so if you love psychological thrillers then this is a must read for 2016. I am giving this an easy 5 massive well-deserved stars.’ Chelle’s Book Reviews

‘Had me gripped from the first few pages, and at no point does the story disappoint. Love a good twist? This is the ULTIMATE thriller.’ The Bookshelf Blog

‘The suspense is epic in Kathryn Croft’s latest novel. The fear and dread she generates is for me what makes her one of THE best thriller writers. The shocks just keep coming and the ending is just how I wanted to it to be. It’s just perfect.’Postcard Reviews

‘A powerhouse of emotions . . . Put simply, it’s wickedly engaging, and one I’d absolutely recommend.’ Little Bookness Lane

‘This book really surprised me. Considering the fact that I have read more thriller books and watched more thriller/mystery shows than I can count I have pretty much resigned myself to the fact that nothing could surprise me any more. Guess what?? This book has taught me there are still books out there in the mystery genre that could surprise me . . . I would recommend this book to all the mystery lovers out there. I don't remember the last time I enjoyed a thriller/mystery genre book this much.’ Nair the Critique

In this "brilliant...deeply felt" (Stephen King) novel by the New York Times bestselling author of the Chet and Bernie mystery series, a deeply damaged female soldier home from the war in Afghanistan becomes obsessed with finding a missing girl, gains an unlikely ally in a stray dog, and encounters new perils beyond the combat zone.

LeAnne Hogan went to Afghanistan as a rising star in the military, and came back a much lesser person, mentally and physically. Now missing an eye and with half her face badly scarred, she can barely remember the disastrous desert operation that almost killed her. She is confused, angry, and suspects the fault is hers, even though nobody will come out and say it.

Shattered by one last blow—the sudden death of her hospital roommate, Marci—LeAnne finds herself on a fateful drive across the country, reflecting on her past and seeing no future. Her native land is now unfamiliar, recast in shadow by her one good eye, her damaged psyche, her weakened body. Arriving in the rain-soaked small town in Washington State that Marci called home, she makes a troubling discovery: Marci’s eight-year-old daughter has vanished. When a stray dog—a powerful, dark, unreadable creature, no one’s idea of a pet—seems to adopt LeAnne, a surprising connection is formed and something shifts inside her. As she becomes obsessed with finding Marci’s daughter, LeAnne and her inscrutable canine companion are drawn into danger as dark and menacing as her last Afghan mission. This time she has a strange but loyal fellow traveler protecting her blind side.

Enthralling, suspenseful, and psychologically nuanced, The Right Side introduces one of the most unforgettable protagonists in modern fiction: isolated, broken, disillusioned—yet still seeking redemption and purpose. As Harlan Coben raves, this is "a great suspense novel, and so much more. You won't forget the heroic LeAnne Hogan—and the same goes for her dog! Not to be missed."
She has the life they all want. But what is she hiding?


When Holly moves in to Baker Crescent, a quiet suburban street she causes quite a stir. Beautiful, talented, and friendly, it doesn’t take long for her to charm the other residents. But why has she left the bright lights of the big city behind and settled in with Cora, a lonely old lady who is delighted to offer her visitor a place to stay? 

The neighbours are fascinated by Holly and watch her from their windows every opportunity they get. Just when Holly has begun to feel at home someone sees something that they shouldn’t – something that’s impossible to ignore. 

What is Holly hiding? And are the dark secrets from her past going to put them all into 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.

What readers are saying about The Visitor:


'Omg! Slater is amazing! She is such a talented writer! Up to the very last page you will be shocked! Her cast of characters are so real!!!! Such a memorable book!... The end will have you gasping in disbelief! Whoa!!!!! 10 Stars!' Two Girls and a Book Obsession, 5 stars

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

‘One word - spectacular! This author gets better and better... This book had me on tenterhooks and there were times I forgot to breathe… She has exceeded the high standards she set in her previous books. Brilliant! An amazing, addictive, thrilling, unputdownable, fabulous read.’ Renita D’Silva, 5 stars

'Twisssssss-ted! This book really played with my headspace… thanks for that K.L.! This book is a roller coaster ride of emotions and secrets and spookiness --- when I finally finished it at 3.45 am I was so nervous I checked the locks three times. Book club pick for May? Picked!!!... A solid, five-star book!!!' Janet's Book Corner, 5 stars

‘She has done it again… I loved this book!! It had a great plot that was woven so well… 5 stars from me – very enjoyable and an addictive read!’ Donna’s Book Blog, 5 stars

‘The kind of book that you pick up and can’t put down again until the last page… I thought I had figured out everyone and everything but boy, was I wrong! This is the kind of book that you haunts you… an addictive, suspenseful, character-driven thriller… without a doubt an entertaining, compelling read.’ A Haven for Book Lovers, 5 stars

'Once started I couldn't put it down. Excellent characters, full of suspense and so well-paced it is a must-read for anyone who like psychological thrillers… An excellent read and I highly recommend it.' Worcester Sauce

‘Always look forward to reading K.L. Slater's novels… She certainly knows how to grab your attention from the start and keeps you there until the very end… Before I knew it, I’d devoured this book in one day… An addictive read full of suspense and mystery.’ Chelle’s Book Reviews

‘A huge HIT. I loved it and couldn’t read quickly enough … The reveal (or reveals should I say) when it came was brilliant and completely knocked me for six. It was a chilling, haunting ending and that means these characters will be living in my mind for a while longer yet… I can’t do anything but highly recommend The Visitor.’ Goodreads Reviewer 

‘WOW I was blown away by this thriller… This book had me guessing right up to the very end. An exceptional book.’ Just One More Page, 5 stars

She can give you everything you want... But can you trust her?    

Kat and her husband Nick have tried everything to become parents. All they want is a child to love but they are beginning to lose hope. Then a chance encounter with Kat’s childhood friend Lisa gives them one last chance. 

Kat and Lisa were once as close as sisters. The secrets they share mean their trust is for life... Or is it?

Just when the couple’s dream seems within reach, Kat begins to suspect she’s being watched and Nick is telling her lies.  

Are the cracks appearing in Kat’s perfect picture of the future all in her head, or should she be scared for the lives of herself and her family?

How far would you go, to protect everything you love?

From the no. 1 bestselling author of The Sister and The Gift, this is an unputdownable psychological thriller which asks how far we will go to create our perfect family. Fans of The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl will be utterly hooked.

What readers are saying about The Surrogate:

'This novel was paced perfectly and I actually finished it in one day because I couldn't put it down... so addictive! The Surrogate is a 5-star novel that is a 2017 must read! I am already looking forward to reading what Louise Jensen comes out with next!' Steph and Chris Book Reviews

'The thriller queen returns - her best yet!' Judith Collins Consulting

'Wow, that was a page-turner, from the first page to the last. I wish I could give this review 6 stars.' Goodreads reviewer

'This book had more twists and turns than a rollercoaster, with the heart thumping feeling to go with it! If you like psychological thrillers, then definitely read this one… you will not regret it! Five Stars!' Stardust Book Reviews

'All I can say is wow! I rarely give a book 5 stars... I really could not put it down.' Goodreads reviewer

'A suspenseful read, very twisty-turny. Lots of really shocking scenes too. There were a lot of secrets and lies. I was suspicious of everyone, wondering if they would be the missing link. As the conclusion was reached I was gobsmacked, I never guessed at all.' StefLoz Book Reviews 

'Oh, baby, what a wild ride! This one's a winner, and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys psychological thrills.' Book Reviews by Monnie

'An awesome page turner! We alternate between past and present in the couple's lives and this made very a great build up... because seriously... I suspected everyone! Read it!!!!!!! NOW!' Goodreads reviewer

'Oh my. What a book. As soon as I started reading this book I was suckered in and it was only grudgingly that I walked away to do normal 'life' tasks.' Jen Med's Book Reviews

'Ever since I read Louise Jensen’s debut The Sister I've been a huge fan of her writing, but OMG The Surrogate her latest and most adventurous book yet plants her firmly on my list of "must-read" authors... I really think this is the author's best book yet and it is definitely one of the best psychological thrillers I've read this year.' The Book Review Cafe 

‘A chilling journey, a thrilling ride…  a psychological thriller that will get under your skin, that will get your heart pounding and your adrenaline flowing.’ Emma the Little Book Worm, 5 stars 

‘This book is full of twists, lies, deceits and clues. A storyline so well thought out and executed that you won’t want to put it down… it flips and all the twists get turned on their head.  You won’t be able to guess, so don’t try… very impressive and equally disturbing!!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘WOW WOW WOW!!!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!… From literally the first page you're hooked and gripped!! Kept on the edge of my seat throughout I just couldn't put it down… my new all time favourite author!!… I just wish I could've given it more than five stars!!!' Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

 

She didn’t know he was watching. Until it was too late.

 

She’d walked this way hundreds of times before. She knew every twist and turn. She didn’t know this was the last time she’d ever walk this path.

Hidden deep in the forest, schoolgirl Felicity Parker is found carefully laid out on a rock with nothing but a freshly picked bunch of flowers next to her. The body lies just off a popular hiking route, and Detective Jenna Alton thinks the killer might be a visitor to the town, until another girl’s body is found at the local swimming pool, once again posed with a bunch of flowers. 

Jenna recognizes the signs of a serial killer, and thinks it could be a local. As the town is gripped with fear, Jenna must examine each person the girls knew, and trust between neighbors starts to crumble.

 

Both girls went out on their own, and were found where they shouldn’t be. Were they taken by chance, or did they know their killer? How were they lured so far from safety? And can Jenna and her team find the killer before another life is lost?

An absolutely nail-biting thriller that will keep you up all night. If you enjoy Robert Dugoni, Karin Slaughter and Rachel Abbott, you’ll love this!

 

**Each Kane and Alton book can be read as part of the series or as a standalone**

 

What readers are saying about Bring Me Flowers:

‘Oh my flipping goodness!!... kept me guessing until the very last page… I cannot fault this book at all – if I could read it all over again for the very first time, I would jump at the chance… Hard hitting, addictive, and incredibly chilling… A truly toe curling read – fantastic!' The Writing Garnet

 

‘I was taken on a rollercoaster ride… it leaves you gripping the edge of your seat in anticipation… will keep you hooked from the very beginning.’ Stardust Book Reviews

 

‘An incredibly fast-paced, high octane thriller that begs to be read in one sitting… it was impossible to put down.' The Book Nurse

 

‘Wow bloody brilliant! This book had everything – it was dark, creepy and disturbing and made me get chills… I read it in super fast time because I couldn't put it down. An excellent read.' Bonnie's Book Talk

 ‘Suspenseful from the first page, with a pace that never lets up, this was a book I could not stop thinking about… an absolutely unputdownable, gut wrenching story with an ending I did not see coming and which I am still thinking about. Brilliant. A masterpiece.’ Renita D’Silva

 

‘The killer sent shivers down my spine as his narrative outlined his desire to kill and his unique MO… I love it when a writer creates a character that creeps me out inside my head and this is one guy you wouldn't want turning up with a bunch of flowers for you!… So many potential suspects, my wee head was spinning as I tried to work out the whodunnit and whydunnit! I do love a good old workout for the brain and this one kept me guessing all the way through!’ Chapter in My Life

 

‘Gripping main plot with a villain I never in a million years spotted.’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘The story will suck you in and keep you guessing until the end, despite trying to make you believe that you know who the murderer is.’ Goodreads Reviewer

 

‘This book has surpassed my expectations and is even better than that I could have imagined.’ Sean’s Book Reviews

‘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

‘I absolutely loved Silent Lies…kept me hooked from the very start …I couldn’t put it down, and wow what an ending!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

‘Your husband didn’t kill himself.’
Five years rebuilding your life. Five words will destroy it again.

Mia Hamilton lived the perfect life with her husband, university teacher Zach, and their two-year-old daughter. But everything changed when Zach committed suicide on the same night one of his students vanished. 

Five years later, just when Mia is beginning to heal, stranger Alison walks into her life, saying her husband didn’t kill himself. 

Fragile, slight Alison leads Mia on a path into Zach’s past, and Mia begins to think she never really knew her own husband. As the secrets revealed get darker, Alison becomes harder to read, and Mia starts to wonder – why is Alison so keen to help?

And then a piece of the puzzle appears in an impossible place, and Mia has to ask, is she losing her mind, or should she be afraid for her life?

An absolutely unputdownable psychological thriller about obsession and buried secrets, with a brilliant twist. Fans of The Girl on the Train, Behind Closed Doors, and Gone Girl will be hooked from the very first page.

See what readers are saying about Silent Lies:

‘I loved, loved, loved this book. Silent Lies was impossible to put down, I was up until 2am last night reading it and picked it straight back up again this morning…Wow! That ending. I literally had no idea!’ Life Has a Funny Way

‘I honestly didn't see that twist coming but my shock at that twist was nothing compared to how I felt when I got to the final chapter, I was so shocked I nearly dropped my kindle!’ Nicki’s Life of Crime
‘A thriller full of suspense…If you like a book that hooks you and keeps you on the edge of your seat this one is for you. FIVE Suspense-filled stars.’ Wit & Wonder Books

‘I feel like I have just stepped off a rollercoaster…The twists and turns that follow will make you giddy. And the outcome is totally unexpected.’ Ali The Dragon Slayer

‘A jaw-dropping ending that left me spinning!...incredibly intense and full of intrigue. Its gripping and compelling plot had me hooked from the very first page.’ Novel Deelights

‘That ending!!! Woah, I never saw that coming! Absolutely gobsmacked! Brilliantly written.’ Chat About Books

‘It is one of those books that you just want to tell everyone about…Brilliant!’ Books from Dusk till Dawn

‘If you are looking for a book that keeps you guessing then this is the book for you…I didn't want to put the book down because I had to know what was going to happen next.’ Bookish in Bed

‘A cleverly written thriller that makes for compelling reading. The twists and turns kept me guessing, and the conclusion was shocking and completely unexpected.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘A perfectly written, compelling web made of truths and lies.' Chocolate ‘n’ Waffles

‘A fast paced plot…had me binge reading this novel late into the night! From the moment I started the book, I was hooked...’ Clues and Reviews

‘This book had me on the edge of my seat the whole time! I didn’t know which way to think or what was going to happen next.’ Touch My Spine Book Reviews

‘Well...I did not see that coming! So many secrets and lies…A fantastic book that hooks you in from the start and leaves you wanting more!’ Goodreads reviewer

‘Another excellent psychological thriller from the queen of this genre…full of twists and turns and had me gripped to the very end.’ Goodreads reviewer

‘The ending was definitely one of those “I didn’t see that coming” moments!’ Stardust Book Reviews

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