The Visitor - K.L Slater
Reading Challenge Category: none, I just fancied reading another by this author!
Official Book Blurb:
When Holly moves in to Baker Crescent, a quiet suburban street she causes quite a stir. Beautiful, talented, and friendly, it doesn’t take long for her to charm the other residents. But why has she left the bright lights of the big city behind and settled in with Cora, a lonely old lady who is delighted to offer her visitor a place to stay? The neighbours are fascinated by Holly and watch her from their windows every opportunity they get. Just when Holly has begun to feel at home someone sees something that they shouldn’t – something that’s impossible to ignore. What is Holly hiding? And are the dark secrets from her past going to put them all into terrible danger?
I really enjoyed this book, it helped me take my mind off the imminent move, and I managed to finish it with 10 minutes to spare before my parents arrived the day before moving day! I so didn’t see the twist coming; it didn’t help that I’d read something wrong at the beginning and I had to go back after finishing the book to realise that I had read it wrong. I had read that Evan was the high school love of her life, not just the love of her life. I don’t know why I added the high school bit, but that made all the difference. I had that in the back of my mind the whole way through the book which made the twist have an even more significant impact on me, so I guess that was a good thing! The book didn’t grip me in the same way as ‘The Mistake’ did which was the very first book of my reading challenge back in January, but it was still really enjoyable, and I am looking forward to reading more of K.L. Slater’s books!