This morning, I was packing up lunches, ironing, putting on the laundry I should have done last night. Now my precious daughter is accused of murder.
When ten year old cousins Maddy and Brianna are arrested for a terrible crime, Maddy’s mother Juliet cannot believe it. How could her bright, joyful daughter be capable of such a thing?
As the small village community recoils in horror, the pressure of the tragedy blows Juliet and her sisters lives apart. And things get even worse when their daughters retreat into a self imposed silence. Can anyone reach Maddy and discover the truth before her fate is sealed?
Juliet is crushed. Nothing will ever be the same for her darling girl. But she knows that to find out what really happened that day, she and her sister must unlock the secrets of their own terrible past, a past they swore never to speak about again…
This is the first book I have read by K.L.Slater but it certainly won’t be the last.
The story is quite fast paced and hooks you from the first page the clever thing at the beginning is that you don’t know which little girl did what as no names are used. Obviously we also don’t know if they are either of them guilty of assaulting the old lady which led to her death either. The story is told from different perspectives sometimes Juliet sometimes as Chloe, also jumping back into the past and how the sisters were raised. How each was treated differently by the parents more so the mother than anything. It’s very cleverly all put together with lots of things coming out having you guessing what is going on.
If your 10 year old daughter is accused of assaulting an old lady that led to her death along with her 10 year old cousin what would you do? You want to stand up for your daughter and not believe her capable of something so atrocious but your niece is involved as well and your sister is obviously there for her daughter. What strain does this put on a family. Can they survive? Also what family secrets are being kept and by who?
This is a really good read and I highly recommend it if you like your books to pack a lot in. A good psychological thriller.
This book is due for release on the 24th July available to pre order from Amazon now as ebook or paperback novel.
Thank you to #netgalley #Bookouture #K.L.Slater for the chance to read this ARC all opinions are my own and honest.
Kim is the million-copy bestselling author of eight psychological crime thrillers.
For many years, Kim sent her work to literary agents and collected an impressive stack of rejection slips. At the age of 40 she went back to Nottingham Trent University and now has an MA in creative writing.
Before graduating in 2012, she gained literary agent representation and a book deal. As Kim says, ‘it was a fairytale… at the end of a very long road!’
Kim is a full time writer. She has one daughter, two stepsons and lives with her husband in Nottingham and Yorkshire.