Blink by K L Slater #Review @KimLSlater @Bookouture

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Book description

What if the person you love most in the world was in terrible danger … because of you?

Three years ago, Toni’s five-year-old daughter Evie disappeared after leaving school. The police have never been able to find her. There were no witnesses, no CCTV, no trace.

But Toni believes her daughter is alive. And as she begins to silently piece together her memories, the full story of the past begins to reveal itself, and a devastating truth.

Toni’s mind is trapped in a world of silence, her only chance to save herself is to manage the impossible. She must find a way to make herself heard. She must find her daughter.

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Oh my goodness what a twisted tale Blink by K L Slater is, it’s one that left me breathless due to the number of twists and turns in this highly thrilling and captivating read. Although the concept isn’t original a child disappearing, the author very skillfuly turns a well used scenario and turns it into an something which is highly original. When Five year old Evie goes missing there’s only one person who may hold the truth, unfortunately they are in a coma and unable to communicate, what follows is a twisted and devious tale that will keep the reader glued to its pages.

There are an eclectic bunch of characters in Blink and although most of them are not particularly likeable they are very well developed. Without giving to much away I found Toni the mother of the missing Evie a complex and unreliable character and one I had very mixed feelings for, you can’t help feeling some sympathy for her plight, but on the other hand she also made me angry as she made some unwise choices, but her back story explain these choices. K L Slater has done a fantastic job in making sure the reader is suspicious of so many of the characters in Blink, and as the plot twists and turns like an out of control rollercoaster I really wasn’t sure how the plot would turn out, but suffice to say I was wrong at every damn twisted turn.
You may have to suspend belief as in parts it did seem slightly far fetched, but this in no way spoilt my enjoyment of the book, and isn’t that the point of a well written book? I personally feel the author is going from strength to strength with her writing, I really enjoyed Safe With Me K L Slater’s previous book but I liked Blink even more. The author expertly and skilfully drops clues throughout Blink, but it’s not until you reach the end you realise how cunningly the author has led the reader on a merry dance. The title of the book Blink is ingenious by the way, but to see why you will just have to read the book. With bucketfuls of suspense and intrigue Blink is guaranteed to keep the most hardened psychological thriller lover on the edge of their seats.

Print Length: 295 pages

Publisher: Bookouture (16 Feb. 2017)

5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ out of 5

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4 thoughts on “Blink by K L Slater #Review @KimLSlater @Bookouture

  1. Hi Lorraine,

    I have both the K.L. Slater books you mention on my reading list – but you know how it is ‘Too many books, Too little time’ – same old story!

    I do enjoy a good thriller where I am convinced I know what the outcome is, only to be thwarted at the seventh hour.

    I don’t even mind if I do actually work out the outcome early on in a story, so long as the getting there keeps me on the edge of my seat.

    Great review, I really must try and get this one up the list. Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week 🙂

    Yvonne

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  2. Great review! You are so right about the suspending belief bit – if asked I would always say if a book is too far-fetched it loses credibility but if it is done with skill, an author can persuade me all sorts of things are possible, while I’m in the throws of the story…

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