Friday 29 September 2017

Review - The Mistake by KL Slater

The Mistake by KL Slater
Publisher: Bookouture
Release date: 4 October 2017
Rating: ****
Back cover blurb: You think you know the truth about the people you love. But one discovery can change everything… Eight-year-old Billy goes missing one day, out flying his kite with his sister Rose. Two days later, he is found dead. Sixteen years on, Rose still blames herself for Billy’s death. How could she have failed to protect her little brother? Rose has never fully recovered from the trauma, and one of the few people she trusts is her neighbour Ronnie, who she has known all her life. But one day Ronnie falls ill, and Rose goes next door to help him… and what she finds in his attic room turns her world upside down. Rose thought she knew the truth about what happened to Billy. She thought she knew her neighbour. Now the only thing she knows is that she is in danger… 

The Mistake is K.L. Slater 's latest novel, and I'm sure they just get better and better.

When eight year old Billy goes missing, his older sister Rose is a teenager. Sixteen years later she is still blaming herself for his death, even though she knows the real perpetrator is safely behind bars.

Rose is a kind and caring woman, working at the local library, she knows that she could have moved away after her parents died, but despite all that has happened, she feels at home where she lives.

Rose is considerate of others, and is happy to help out elderly neighbour, Ronnie, after the loss of his wife. But Ronnie is still fiercely independent, despite his loss, and when he ends up in hospital is adamant that Rose shouldn't go upstairs.

Rose meaning well, ignores her neighbour. She knows he'll be delighted to come home to a clean and tidy house from the hospital.

But then she makes a discovery that makes her question every single thing she thought she knew about Billy's disappearance and subsequent murder.

Everything she thought she knew has been placed into turmoil, and she realises she doesn't even know if she's safe anymore.

Told in alternating present and flashback chapters, the Mistake is a novel that entices you in slowly, then grabs hold of you tightly. You won't want to put it down!

The Mistake by K.L. Slater is available from 4 October 2017.
You can pre-order it now via Amazon online and all good book shops.

Thank You to the publishers who approved my request via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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