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Behind The Masks: #Single by K.L. Slater @KimLSlater @bookouture #BooksonTour

It’s time for a new book review of a book by the lovely K.L. Slater!

single.jpgTitle: Single
Author: K.L. Slater
Date of publication: 25 November 2019
Publisher: Bookouture
Format: eBook
Source: NetGalley

‘I keep feeling like I’m being watched – dropping the boys off at school, choosing wine at the supermarket – but when I turn around there’s nobody there…’

When single mother Darcy’s son falls from a rope bridge at a local playground, life stands still. 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, and with his twinkling hazel eyes, easy charm, and lack of wedding band is almost too good to be true, but coffee becomes lunch, lunch becomes dinner, and soon they can’t go an evening without seeing each other. When he 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.

Darcy doesn’t know who to trust, but she’s starting to suspect that, whatever the truth, she might have put her beloved boys into terrible danger … 

From the million-copy-bestselling author K.L. Slater this utterly gripping psychological thriller will make you gasp out loud as you race towards the unforgettable twist. If you loved The Girl on the Train and The Wife Between Us this book is for you.  


Single by K.L. Slater gave a whole new meaning to the idiom ‘Too good to be true.’

Single mother Darcy is doing her best to offer her sons the best, with the ubiquitous presence of her in-laws and her late husband’s sister. It quickly becomes apparent that Darcy has gone through a really tough time after the father of her children. When her youngest son was saved by a handsome doctor coming out of nowhere, I knew I would be wary of Darcy throughout the book. Her reaction and thoughts had me rolling my eye, and I was soon to be proved right, as this fateful event triggered a series of meetings that led to what looks like the perfect ‘second-chance love story.’

Perfect… Perfect… K.L. Slater knows how to quarter each letter and make them bleed until nothing is left but a metallic taste in your mouth!

Single is filled with threats coming from all sides. I felt like I was riding a drifting raft in the middle of the ocean during a storm! The ground under the characters’ feet felt thin as ice. I couldn’t put my finger on what exactly was wrong, but I was almost seasick!!! The author has a way to get you invested in a novel, even though you haven’t warmed to the protagonists. It takes a lot to keep me on my toes about the lives of people I wouldn’t befriend, but the Queen of Unforeseen Twists did it!

Darcy’s new love George sounded too good to be true, but I didn’t have time to analyse my suspicions as I also had to keep an eye of Darcy’s late husband’s family, very keen to keep their grandchildren by their side. On top of it all, both Darcy and George deserved slaps for lying by omission, or lying period, therefore putting their new family life in danger.

At the heart of this novel lies trust. Who do you trust? Who is evil enough to betray you? What drives someone to destroy everything to reach their goal? I couldn’t shake the feeling that every relationship in this book was based on sand, threatening to immerse everyone at any second!

Tension and uneasiness make Single a deeply disturbing read!

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I would like to thank Bookouture for inviting me to be part of this blog tour and for providing me with a copy of this novel.

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Kim is the million-copy bestselling author of nine standalone psychological crime thrillers. SINGLE, her new thriller, is published November 2019.

Order of publication:
BLINK (2017)
LIAR (2017)
CLOSER (2018)
SINGLE (2019)

Her titles are published in eBook by Bookouture and in paperback by Sphere (UK) and Grand Central (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 gained literary agent representation and a book deal. As Kim says, ‘it was a fairytale … at the end of a very long road!’

Kim is a full-time writer. She has one daughter, two stepsons and lives with her husband in Nottingham.

14 thoughts on “Behind The Masks: #Single by K.L. Slater @KimLSlater @bookouture #BooksonTour”

  1. Trust is certainly a compelling emotion to convey in thrillers and it’s always the element hiding behind all the secrets. Sounds like the author explored this feeling really well in this book. Great review, Meggy!


  2. Wow brilliant review. Words quartered and bled till metallic taste… Girl, you sound like a coroner
    As per the norm, your review made me feel the awe more than the book did


  3. Sounds like a good read. Perhaps not one i would instantly pick up based on the blurb, but I love the cover and the authors reputation is fab!
    From the characters, if He is too good to be true, he usually is.
    Great review.
    Amanda xx


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