Hello! Today I’m pleased to welcome you to JuliaPalooza for my stop on the #booksontour Blog Tour for Single by K.L. Slater, which is available now (links below).
About the book
‘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…
I mean, bloody hell! You know you’re in for a wild ride with a K. L. Slater story but this one…phew – emotional rollercoaster doesn’t even begin to cover it!
Single is a smart, clever and complex book, with lots of different strands to keep track of but which come together with the force of Miley Cyrus on her wrecking ball.
There’s a feeling of unease, menace and jeopardy as the book progresses and at one point I was so invested in the story that when one particular lie was uncovered it felt so shockingly real it made my blood run cold and I had to have five minutes of quiet time to recover. 🙂
Single is full of clever twists and by the end I was flipping back and forth between who I did and didn’t trust so much that I got whiplash. It’s also clever in the way little nuggets of information are dropped throughout the story which don’t fully make sense at the time and you forget about them but by the end you’re like, “Aha!”
Basically your take-homes from this are: people can be horrible and K. L. Slater writes a hell of a book! Whether this is your first or you’re a long-time fan, you will want to get your hands on a copy of Single ASAP.
Huge thanks to Bookouture for the ARC of Single and my spot on the #booksontour
About the Blog Tour
Please check out the rest of the amazing bloggers on the tour for Single: