Missing by K.L. Slater #BookReviews #BooksOnTour #Missing #PsychologicalThriller #NetGalley @KimLSlater @Bookouture #onceuponatimebookreviews

Today I am taking part in the books on tour and reviewing on its publication day Missing by K.L. Slater, published by Bookouture.


I’ve known him all my life. I know he has taken my daughter. His mother says she can help me. But she’s the last person I can trust…

Samuel lived next door when we were children. We were inseparable. But he didn’t like sharing me with my adored little brother. And one terrible night, he got rid of my brother forever…

Now, years later, he’s free. And my daughter is missing.

I turn on my baby girl’s unicorn nightlight and bury my face in her pillow, my heart breaking. I know Samuel has her – he blames me for ruining his life, and even after all this time, he still doesn’t like to share.

As darkness falls, there’s a knock at my door and I open it to see Samuel’s mother. She says she can help me.

I know I can’t trust her, but I don’t have a choice. With each step I take, my fear grows stronger. Can she help me find my daughter? Or does she know something about what really happened all those years ago? Something that could stop me from saving my baby girl…

“He took my daughter…Only his mother can help me…”

In this storyline we are challenged with a scenario that perhaps feels almost impossible to imagine as something real happening to us, but I couldn’t help feel invested and have sympathy for Josie who having lost her brother all those years ago, is now facing the horror of her daughter going missing.

With a harrowing opening, that had me reaching for the tissues, this sets up a chain of events that had me on the edge of my seat completely glued to the pages. I just had to know how it was all going to pan out. Talk about twists, turns and shocking revelations! I was absolutely shook!

The characters are well developed and not all likeable. The narration is divided up between Josie, Samual’s mother Maggie, Samual and DI Helena Price, which gives the reader a good scope, especially when we are transported to the past as we learn of both Josie and Samual’s childhood. The standout for me was definitely Maggie who my heart went out to.

Missing is another fantastic and addictive read from the queen of psychological thrillers! K.L. Slater never disappoints and has once again delivered another first class and outstanding read which I loved! Now, bring on the next one!

Thank you to K.L. Slater, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of Missing, 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 Barnes & Noble, Waterstones, Foyles and BookBub if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK.


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Follow the tour for these blogger’s thoughts on Missing. My thanks to Bookouture for my spot on this tour and for the promotional materials.


For 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.


2 thoughts on “Missing by K.L. Slater #BookReviews #BooksOnTour #Missing #PsychologicalThriller #NetGalley @KimLSlater @Bookouture #onceuponatimebookreviews”

  1. The chapter from Jimmy’s pov at the start was heartbreaking to read. I just wanted to rescue him and give him a big hug


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