Author : K.L. Slater
Pages : 303
Publisher : Bookouture
Publication date : June 16, 2017
How far would you go to protect your family?
Single dad Ben is doing his best to raise his children alone, with the help of his devoted mother Judi. Life isn’t easy, but Judi’s family means everything to her and together, they manage.
Then Ben meets Amber. Everyone thinks this is a perfect match for Ben but Judi isn’t 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.
Despite my misgivings about the psychological thriller genre lately, I jumped on the chance to read an advanced copy of Liar because I had enjoyed KL Slater’s previous book and just assumed, quite rightly, that I would like this one too.
Judy’s life revolves around her son, Ben, and her grandsons. But all this changes when Ben meets Amber. Judy instantly dislikes her son’s new girlfriend and the feeling seems to be mutual. But why?
Judy is incredibly domineering. Used to being the only woman in her son’s life, she finds it tough to relinquish some of the responsibilities she’s been dealing with since Ben’s wife passed away. Amber, however, has quite the controlling vibe as well so it’s no wonder they clash. All I could think was how lucky I am with my mothers-in-law. (Plural, yes. I have two. Send wine.)
This story starts with the end. No, really. I actually checked my kindle because I thought it had accidentally put me at the end when I hadn’t even started reading yet. Unfortunately for me, I figured out the end at the beginning right away. (Not the end at the end. Get it?) And while there’s tension and some surprises and twists as you would expect, most of it seemed a bit too predictable to me. However, the author can spin one heck of a tale and even after having figured a lot of it out, it still held my attention throughout and there may have been a moment when I uttered a surprised “oh!”.
Another enjoyable read by KL Slater and I look forward to seeing what she comes up with next.
Many thanks to Bookouture for my advanced copy, which I received through Netgalley and chose to review honestly.
Liar will be published on June 16th.