K.L.Slater is a best-selling author and specializes in the genre of psychological thrillers. It is the first novel that I have read, written by Slater. I had heard a lot about this book even before I reviewed it.
Freya Miller and her daughter struggle after the loss of her husband. They come upon an excellent opportunity; to rent an apartment in one of the best areas at a reasonable cost. Sounds too good to be true, right? Do “too good to be true” things always come at a price? Will Freya know what is lurking around the corner? Will their troubles finally end?
Slater sets the stage well: a chance meeting, an excellent offer, and a new journey. Slowly as the excitement of the protagonist wears off, the author lets you know that something is not right. The author teases you with incidents and ties them with several suspects. It is difficult to guess what will happen next, and that is the most exceptional quality of the novel. Thrillers fail the moment a reader can guess the next twist, and Slater has been careful to evade that mistake. She keeps you guessing, but unfortunately at a grueling speed.
However, the author has jam-packed all the action in the last few chapters of the book. As a reader, I thought that the last chapters were rushed, and the plot was unraveling itself at a rapid speed. I wish the book had a consistent pace.
I would rate this book a 4/5. It was a good read, and I would recommend it. It is well-written and keeps you engrossed. If you like thrillers, go for it.
Thank you Netgalley and Amazon Publishing for the eARC in exchange for my honest review.
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