Liar - K.L. Slater

Reading Challenge Category: Just fancied reading

Official Blurb:

How far would you go to protect your family?
Single dad Ben is doing his best to raise his children, with the help of his devoted mother Judi. And then Ben meets Amber. Everyone thinks this is a perfect match for Ben but Judi isn’t so sure…
There’s just something about Amber that doesn’t add up. Ben can’t see why his mother dislikes his new girlfriend. And Amber doesn’t want Judi anywhere near her new family. Amber just wants Ben and the children.
The further Judi delves into Amber’s personal life, the closer she gets to shocking secrets that could change everything. And Judi must make a decision that could lead to the most disastrous consequences.

My Thoughts:

I like to end my year with the same author that I started it off with. I think it gives a nice roundness to my reading year. So, this year, my favourite Psych Thriller author K.L. Slater got that honour, and I read one of the back catalogue books that I’ve not read yet.
This is one of the author’s earlier books, and it really had some of that magic I remember reading when I first read ‘The Mistake’, (the first book to get me started on the genre). It keeps the suspense going the entire way through the book, and it has the perfect combination of an irrational woman, not knowing who to trust and intrigue.
The book alternates between Judi and Amber’s prospectives (with an odd chapter from Josh, Noah and David). It worked really well having the two main women’s points of views. Without Amber’s, we would have wondered what on earth was wrong with Judi, just as the rest of her family was. However, we were privy to Amber’s Machiavellian ways, so we knew it wasn’t all in Judi’s head. Although, Judi does base all of her fears on not much at all.
Judi’s character seemed a lot older than 55; I kept imagining a 70-year-old from how she was portrayed. I think it was the only menopause angle that kept reminding me of her actual age and that she wasn’t this doddering old lady.
The book was a bit ploddy in places, and I wanted it to get a move on so I could find out why Amber was doing everything and whether it would all come out good.
I had guessed the outcome from the prologue, but I hadn’t seen everything coming. There are many shocks and twists at the end, just what you want from this type of book.
Overall, a perfect tense and exciting Psych Triller. I don’t think I’ve got many more of Slater’s back catalogue to read, which is a shame as her earlier books are much more superior to the recent works.

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by K.L. Slater
Date Started
28th December 2020
Date Finished
31st December 2020
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