The Widow 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.

Book Description:
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 GirlThe Girl on The Train and The Wife Between Us then you will love The Widow.

My Review:

Oh my gosh, I really loved this book. I cancelled everything for two evenings and just read it non-stop.

I love this author’s books, they are always guaranteed to be completely compelling, but this one was particularly good.

It starts with a really arresting prologue, which later links in with the events that preceded it. It’s atmospheric and chilling, and it’s got a very clever plot.

It’s told from several characters’ points of view, and we get little snippets of clues from various sources, but even so, I did not see the twists coming in this book at all.

This book is a perfect blend of thriller, crime, a little bit of police procedural, and even a background love story. Nothing is what you expect it to be, but by the end it all comes together and makes perfect sense.

I raced through the pages of this totally gripping book. It is totally compulsive reading and would make a fabulous TV drama. Definitely one for thriller and crime fans, one that I’d highly recommend.

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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