Hello! Today I’m very pleased to welcome you to JuliaPalooza for my stop on the Blog Tour for Closer by K.L. Slater, which is available to buy now from Bookouture (links below).
About the book
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.
Closer is another compelling psychological thriller from the powerhouse that is K.L. Slater.
It’s got everything you could possibly want, from domestic noir, pre-teen angst, a potentially wicked stepmother, secret dark pasts, multiple viewpoint chapters and creepy, anonymous flashbacks.
After a mysterious prologue it does take a while for the main mystery/thriller part of the story to really get going, but Slater’s writing is so very readable that the individual chapters still fly by.
Emma, our protagonist, is believable and can be at times both heart-breaking and frustrating. Character support comes from ‘ex’-husband Shaun, mum Val, daughter Maisie and boss-slash-ex-husband’s-new-partner, the mysterious Joanne, all of whom are fleshed out and have their own voice.
Several engaging subplots, from past and present, entwine to maintain the tension, and there is a good reveal and a great final twist. This is a highly recommended read, from its stark opening to its bold and brutal ending.
Thank you to Bookouture and NetGalley for the ARC of Closer and for my spot on my first Bookouture blog tour!
About the author
Kim is the bestselling author of psychological crime thrillers Safe With Me, Blink, Liar, The Mistake, The Visitor, The Secret and her new thriller CLOSER. 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.
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About the Blog Tour
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