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The Secret by KL Slater
Published: July 27, 2018
Pages: — doesn’t list (Kindle)
Genres: psychological thriller, suspense, mystery
Rating: 4.5 stars
Recommend to fans of: psychological thrillers, characters with a chronic illness or disability, family drama
Read with food: tea and popcorn ~ tea to relax and popcorn because its like a movie that you can’t stop watching
You turn your back for a minute. And now your son is in terrible danger …
Louise is struggling to cope. As a busy working mum, she often has to leave her eight-year-old son Archie at her sister Alice’s flat.
Alice and Louise used to be close. But there’s a lot they don’t know about each other now – like the bottle of vodka Louise hides in her handbag, Alice’s handsome new friend and the odd behaviour of her next-door neighbour.
Archie is a curious little boy. He likes to play on his own at his auntie’s flat until one day when he sees something he shouldn’t. Now he has a secret of his own. One he can’t tell his mum. One that could put him and his family in terrible danger.
Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture, and KL Slater for an ARC copy of the book. As always, an honest review.
Captivating! Terrifying, in a good way! Can’t stop reading!
The Secret is a book that many people will be talking about for awhile. While taking notes for my book review, I must have written down “can’t stop reading” at least 5 times. There’s not just one good aspect, but various sort of random bits that I loved. So here we go:
– Alice! (the main character) She’s sweet, caring, concerned, the kind of honest person you’d want in your life.
– Chronic pain is represented well in the book. #ChronicIllnessWarrior #ChronicPain
– Sister relationships as adults ~ very authentic
– the suspense – I can’t say too much more without giving it away . . . but read the book!
– Alice’s relationship with her young nephew gives you hope.
There were very few parts of the book that I didn’t like. However the ending felt rushed to me. There was maybe 10% of the book left, and so many storylines to wrap up. I wish it was a bit longer to do justice for all the storylines.
And of course there are a lot of love to hate characters that make the book absolutely work. Sometimes I wanted to scream at them. But that’s more the mark of a great book.
So overall, I really enjoyed The Secret by KL Slater. Pick it up for a can’t put down read!
Random Question of the Review:
What book genre can you not get enough of?