Today I am taking part in the books on tour and reviewing on its publication day The Widow by K.L. Slater, published by Bookouture.
My husband was not a monster. No matter what they say…
The day my husband, Michael, stepped in front of a lorry after being questioned by the police, my world fell apart. He was devoted to me and our six-year-old daughter. But they’d connected him to the disappearance of a young mother from our tiny village.
Now I stand at Michael’s funeral, clutching my little girl’s hand, with tears in my eyes as I insist to all our friends that he died an innocent man. Yet the questions have started, and nothing I say will stop them digging for the truth.
But none of them can read the secrets in my heart, or know about the phone I found hidden in his toolbox…
I’m determined that my daughter will not remember her father as a monster. I will erase any hint of wrongdoing in this house whatever the cost.
Because to keep my daughter safe, the last thing I need is for people to start looking at me…
A completely gripping psychological thriller from the author of the number one bestseller The Marriage. If you like Gone Girl, The Girl on The Train and The Wife Between Us then you will love The Widow.
“In life he was perfect…Now she must face the truth…”
Once again I find myself bowing down to the queen of psychological thrillers! K.L. Slater absolutely slays with this book and I could not get enough! I had barely settled myself in as Slater starts off full steam ahead and with each chapter leaving me wanting more, it was inevitable that I was going to pull a all nighter with this one as is usually the case when I read a book from this insanely talented author.
The Widow is a masterclass in the psychological thriller genre and is definitely a must read. Pulled in and tangled up in its glorious wicked web of deceit, I was all there for our lead, not knowing who to trust and could feel the pain emanating off her not knowing if her husband was really responsible for the disappearance of a young mother from their village.
I was definitely kept on the edge of my seat with this book and my anxiety levels reached an all time high! I enjoyed the duel timeline and how it all came together and it would not be a K.L. Slater book if there wasn’t some twists and turns along the way, which in this case, is done in spectacular fashion! All round this is an amazing read and another to add to my best books for 2021!
Thank you to K.L. Slater, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Widow, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.
The Widow Books on Tour
Follow the tour along the way and see what these bloggers also thought about The Widow. Thank you to Bookouture for my spot on the books on tour.
Let’s Get to Know K.L. Slater
or many years, Kim sent her work out to literary agents but never made it off the slush pile. At the age of 40 she went back to Nottingham Trent University and now has an MA in Creative Writing.
Before graduating, she received five offers of representation from London literary agents which was, as Kim says, ‘a fairytale … at the end of a very long road!’
Kim is a full-time writer and lives in Nottingham with her husband, Mac.