Book Review: The Secret by K.L. Slater

Published: 27/07/2018 by Bookouture
Format: Kindle edition

You turn your back for a minute. And now your son is in terrible danger …

Louise is struggling to cope.  As a busy working mum, she often has to leave her eight-year-old son Archie at her sister Alice’s flat.

Alice and Louise used to be close.  But there’s a lot they don’t know about each other now – like the bottle of vodka Louise hides in her handbag, Alice’s handsome new friend and the odd behaviour of her next-door neighbour.

Archie is a curious little boy. He likes to play on his own at his auntie’s flat until one day when he sees something he shouldn’t. Now he has a secret of his own.  One he can’t tell his mum. One that could put him and his family in terrible danger.


516ikwzk0bl6367999511951086262.jpgThe Secret is the third book I’ve read by K.L. Slater but it tops them all. I already knew that this author can write fantastic thrillers and delivers great story with real suspense to a reader. What I didn’t expect was that it could be even better I imagined it to be, it totally blew me away and I loved every page.

Alice and Louise are two sister with some differences, they are probably not best friends but get on as well as any sisters that are not so close would. Louise struggles with workload, troubled son and secrets she’s hiding and Alice, although also juggling a lot, is helping her with her little boy when she can. Little Archie is very lovable character and I felt connected to him straight away. We know he’s also hiding his own secrets and fighting his own demons but as a brave boy, he won’t say a word.

Story flows nicely and slowly uncovers secrets of past and a lot of shockers from present. I especially loved flashbacks that helped so much in character creation and development.

Top read for me, I would give it hundred stars if possible. Amazing plot, strong characters that keep you interested and so many twist and turns, it will make your head spin.

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