The Widow By K.L. Slater

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The Widow: An absolutely unputdownable and gripping psychological thriller By K.L. Slater


Book/Novel Author: K.L. Slater

Book/Novel Title: The Widow



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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. What everyone is saying about The Widow: ‘The Queen of twists is back. OMG! I can’t believe how many twists this book revealed. It’s one hell of a roller coaster ride and in parts left me gasping and holding my breath. I LOVED IT, LOVED IT, LOVED IT, LOVED IT, LOVED IT, LOVED IT… I was dying to know how this book would end and what a SHOCKING, BRILLIANT, UNEXPECTED ending it was.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Just wow! Definitely one of my favourite books of the year! I was hooked from page one and the thrills never ceased. Awesome characters and storyline. KL Slater weaves her magic again,… Huge on the creep factor and shocking twists! Wish I could give this more than a huge five stars.’Netgalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘OMG Kim what a bloody fantastic gripping read… absolutely everything you could want from a thriller.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘She’s whipped up another winner in my book… it makes for an exciting adventure I really hated to put down come bedtime (and in the end, I stayed up another half-hour or so just to get it finished)… Loved it!’ Books by Monnie, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Another brilliant story that keeps you up to the wee small hours’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A twist I didn’t see coming. From the prologue, I was hooked! This is the first book by this author I’ve read, but I can say without a doubt it won’t be the last. ‘ Celtic Connexions, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘It kept me awake, I needed to finish it. So many twists and turns, just gobsmacked it takes psychological thrillers to another level. Outstanding page-turner of a book.’ Netgalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘This author never disappoints, and I just loved and devoured this book in one session. It was brilliant and the ending pure genius… It was just so engrossing.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Intense, clever and heartbreaking… truly an awesome experience. I hope everyone can get a chance to read this book. Totally worth it. 5 stars! No doubt!’ Netgalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘I’ll read anything from K.L. Slater so I dove right in to this and loved it! Really enjoyed the twists and storyline. Would definitely recommend to any thriller lover. ‘ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
I was surprised when I started reading this book. It took me up and down the who done it!! My husband read it before me and didn’t tell me I was right about who the killer was! You will love the character and the story plot.
The book itself was very good. However as I would read a page it fell out of the book. Very hard to read like that!The book is a total mess. I have never had this happen before and I usually read 2 books a week. I have many of K.L. Slaters books and nothing like that ever happened. Lietta Cox
THE WIDOW is the sixteenth psychological crime thrillers by bestselling author K.L. Slater, a gripping psychological thriller from the author of the number one bestseller The Marriage. This novel ticked all the boxes for me: a gripping plot, well-developed characters, and a fast-paced gripping read. Another winner! Her Novels Include: Safe With Me (2016) Blink (2017) Liar (2017) The Mistake (2017) The Visitor (2018) The Secret (2018) Closer (2018) Finding Grace (2019) The Silent Ones (2019) Single (2019) The Apartment (2020) Little Whispers (2020) The Girl She Wanted (2020) The Marriage (2021) The Evidence (2021) The Widow (2021) Kate and Michael and their 6-year-old daughter, Tansy; are best friends with Donna and Paul and their 6-year-old daughter, Ellie. Michael worked as the property and land manager for major landowner Irene up in Wadebridge. A polish immigrant, Suzy Baros, a single mom shows up in town with her son Aleks…and then soon disappears… Everyone is convinced that Michael had something to do with Suzy’s disappearance. Then one day, Michael was hit by a lorry, and sadly passed away in the ambulance on the way to the hospital. Now at 34, Kate was a widow. Michael’s death was ruled a suicide, but why would he take his own life? The local police, led by Detective Inspector Helena Price, through their investigation, find that Michael and Suzy had many secrets. Kate is determined to find out the truth, and prove her husband’s innocence, so her young daughter won’t remember her dad as some kind of monster. But Suzy is still missing. What is going on? I had to keep reading to find out the truth. This is a well-written, compelling thriller. The plot is complex with stand-out characters. This book was full of twists and turns and kept me guessing until the very end, which I absolutely love in a book. The ending was quite surprising, and totally unexpected. Many thanks to the author, Bookouture and Netgalley for my digital copy.
This book was a page turner. You couldn’t stop reading because there were so many twists. I enjoyed reading every page.
K. L. Slater is becoming my favorite author. I find her characters very real. Can’t put her books down usually until I read it in one seating. I enjoy the suspense and finding out the ending
Got me hooked into reading into the wee hours. One of her better novels. Loved the suspense. A great read.


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