TWG would like to wish the fantastic, K.L.Slater, a HAPPY PUBLICATION DAY!!! K.L.Slater’s brand new novel, Liar, is published by Bookouture TODAY! Keep and eye out near the end for the ‘to buy’ links where you’ll be able to nab yourself a copy.
Not only is it publication day, it’s also the start of K.L.Slater’s blog tour – which I am super honoured to be kicking off, alongside Licence To Read. The names of the bloggers involved in the tour are on the picture above, ready for you to be able to follow until the 22nd June! I hope you enjoy my review:
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.
Liar is a compelling psychological thriller with a breathtaking twist that will keep you awake until the early hours. Perfect for fans of Behind Closed Doors, The Girl Before and The Sister.
What does TWG think?
Having LOVED K.L.Slater’s previous novel, Blink, I just couldn’t wait to get my hands on her new release. The author had set the bar extremely high with ‘Blink’ in my opinion, so I was curious to see whether ‘Liar’ followed suit.
‘Liar’ ended before it had even begun. Yes, I’m being serious. The opening of the book is actually the ending, but of course we have no idea who’s involved, how the situation came about, or anything. My thoughts on an ending as a beginning? Absolutely genius. Of course you’re going to want to read on, who in their right mind wouldn’t? K.L.Slater had set the scene after the scene had even happened, yet for us readers, it’s literally a case of ‘what the…..’ and reading the next few chapters as quickly as possible. Yes, I am talking from experience.
Amber gave me the heebie jeebies from the start as she seemed to come across as such a crazy, and underhanded individual, but it was too soon to know why she was like that. She did bug me – I’m not going to lie. Why was she acting like a lunatic? Why Ben? Why? Why? Why? With the copious amounts of unanswered questions, high levels of uncertainty and a sinking feeling in my stomach, I was well and truly under K.L.Slater’s spell. Again. It wasn’t that Amber’s actions and personality made me scared, I felt more nervous about the entire situation. So much so, for the last few days (I finished the book on the 10th June), I have felt like I was being watched. Obviously I’m not, but it has felt like it days after finishing the book!
Sorry to be majorly blunt here, but Ben needed to grow a pair of balls, seriously! There’s being blindsided by being in love, and then there’s being completely whipped. Ben, in my eyes, was the latter. I won’t delve too much into my reasons for why as I don’t want to give anything away, but…just no.
Whilst I obviously have strong opinions about both Ben, and Amber, it is pretty clear that the author has written both characters exceptionally well as she has managed to get a reaction out of me, with valid points. This is what impresses me about K.L.Slater, she can create such vindictive, manipulative, sadistic characters, knowing full well the readers may end up disliking them. Very, very clever.
In terms of the storyline itself, overall I found it to be such an intense roller coaster ride. There were enough shocking moments, underhanded situations, and questionable circumstances to keep me engaged with the plot from first page until the last. However, there were times where I felt as though the storyline had lost a little bit of momentum and the intensity level dropped. I just felt like it was missing a certain spark in those moments. Thankfully the pace picked back up again and I was on the verge of falling off my seat; not all was lost!
‘Liar’ will leave you questioning every single move, every single motive, every single word of anyone…and everyone. If you like a novels suspense levels to go through the roof, then you’re going to love this one. You may end up not believing that they’ll go through the roof…but K.L.Slater will have you under her spell once again. Oh, and no, I’m not a ‘Liar’.
Thank you Bookouture.