The Marriage by K.L. Slater

I’m so pleased to be part of the tour today for this gripping book. Thanks so much to Bookouture for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the tour.

Ten years ago he killed my son. Today I married him.

Ten years ago my darling son Jesse was murdered and our perfect family was destroyed. My strong, handsome boy, so full of life, became a memory, a photo I carried with me everywhere.

But today I’m finally close to finding happiness again. My ash-blonde hair has been curled into ringlets. Carefully placed white flowers frame my delicate features. The small, drab chapel has been prettied up with white satin, and there are tiny red hearts scattered on the small table where I will soon sign the register with my new husband.

The man who killed my son.

My friends and family can’t understand it. My neighbours whisper in the street whenever I walk past. How can I love a man like Tom?

They don’t really know me at all…

The most unputdownable psychological thriller you’ll read this year from the bestselling author K.L. Slater. If you love The Wife Between Us or Gone Girl, you’ll be totally hooked on The Marriage.

My Review:

What a complex and totally addictive book this is! As you can probably tell from the blurb, it’s one that instantly captures your imagination and it’s so different to any book I’ve read before.

There’s a lot more to this story than you would first imagine, it’s a clever and twisty plot and it’s really hard to figure out what’s going to happen. I just couldn’t understand how Bridget would ever want to marry Tom, who had killed her son. There is of course, a lot more to the story..

The story is told from several people’s points of view, and the timeline goes back and forth too. The characters are all so real, the plot is twisty but ultimately believable, and the whole thing just feels like real life events, rather than a novel, in spite of it being chilling and shocking.

The tension is unreal in this book, and it’s spine-tingling to read. A total page-turner, I found myself thinking about this book when I had to be dragged away from it. I’ve been recommending it to everyone. If you like psychological thrillers this one is a must-read.

My Rating:

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Author Bio:

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.

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