Single

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 25 Nov 2019

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Who can you trust? Who do you believe? Family? Friends? Or your own heart?

When single mother Darcy meets the almost too good to be true Dr. George, she feels like her life is finally settling into perfect. He has a young daughter, she has two sons. He endured the death of his wife and infant daughter, Darcy was betrayed by her husband Josh’s long term infidelity. She discovered that relationship after his death and went through a breakdown as she grappled with betrayal and widowhood. Now she is trying to distance herself from her controlling in-laws. The in-laws, Leonard, Brenda and daughter Sheila are secretly making plans to gain control of Darcy’s sons. They have also stayed in a relationship with Daniela Frost, Josh’s other woman. Darcy is also trying to understand the hostility she feels from George’s housekeeper Maria and the mysterious Opal Vardy.

This was a 5 star book for me until the conclusion. While I tried very hard to understand what was happening, I thought the action, involving every character,  was way over the top and not believable. So 4 stars and I look forward to reading more from K. L. Slater!

Thanks to NetGalley, Bookouture and K. L. Slater for this ARC.
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Thank you to NetGalley for an advanced copy of Single for an honest review. 

Another brilliant page-turner by K.L. Slater. This book had me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I honestly did not know what was going to happen at any point - now that’s a great physiological thriller! 

I definitely recommend this book!
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K.L. Slater is a master of the psychological thriller  Her latest, Single, is no exception.  You are enthralled from the beginning and as the layers and lies unfold, you are hauled along a twisted journey culminating in an explosive finish.  Full of twists and turns, Single is a compulsive read!
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It's my first time reading anything by this author. Darcy is struggling to cope with losing Joel and raising their two sons when she meets George. It's a story full of twists where the main character's all have secrets and their version of reality seems plausible enough until the end where Darcy’s and George’s versions are revealed for the real truth. I found it hard to leave down the book and will be going back to read more by the author.
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I enjoyed this book immensely, there were alot of suspects in this twisty psychological thriller. While I enjoyed the twist at the end, I think the reasoning for explaining this particular twist was glossed over a little too quickly, nevertheless it was a fun, fast-paced read.
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This was not a book that I enjoyed.  The storyline was too unbelievable, the characters shallow and unlikeable.  Hopefully her next book will be better.
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I have loved each and every book by K.L. Slater.  This one is NO different.  I truly found myself sympathizing with Darcy and agreeing with her views every step of the way.  The other main character, George, was well written and fills the plot wonderfully!  This is a book that I could hardly put down.  One of my favorites!
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Darcy has struggled with her mental health since the death of her husband.  When she has a break down, her in-laws gain custody of Darcys 2 sons, Harrison and Kane.  Once Darcy is better, the boys go back home and all is well until Darcy meets George when he saves Kane’s life.
George seems to have as many skeletons in his closet as Darcy does!  
Why does Darcy start feeling like she is being watched?  Who can she trust?  There are so many lies being told.  
This is a great story that had me on the edge of my seat, there are so many twists and turns throughout the book.  
KL Slater has done it again!  
Thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture for my e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
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I just finished reading Single and my jaw is on the floor.  What a twisty novel full of surprises at almost every turn.  I wondered how the author was going to tie it all together.  But never fear all will be explained. A fast enjoyable thriller to hold your interest.
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So excited to read another excellent thriller.  I love settling down with a new story that I know will be great.  Slater has become one of my go-to authors and always delivers the best psychological thrillers.  Told from the point of view of Darcy this is full of twists and turns. Loved it!
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I really enjoy the writing of KL Slater and always struggle to put them down once started. This one was no different and I was hooked from page 1.
The books main character is single mother Darcy and her life suddenly crashes when her son falls from a rope bridge at a local playground. Her sons limp lifeless body lies on the floor with Darcy feeling helpless only to be saved by George a local off duty doctor.

George is also a single parent and Darcy feels instantly indebted to him and she starts to make moves on him. Before long they are dining out and spending a lot of time together and it is not long before George asks Darcy and her two boys to move in with him and his young daughter. On moving in things are far from perfect and strange things occur that unsettle Darcy. George blames a previous obsessed girlfriend named Opal but Darcy starts to wonder if she has made a mistake moving in.
The book is a good read and is certainly full of action but my only issue was some of the situations did appear a little far fetched but it is a novel after all.

I would like to thank both Net Galley and Bookouture for supplying a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
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Thank you Bookouture and Net Galley for an early copy of Single. I’m not sure why this book was named with this title, doesn’t make any sense to me. The story was good, kept me gripped.  Trying to figure out who was really who made me like the book even more. A very good read.
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Single by K.L. Slater is a psychological thriller that WILL keep you up all night. With this cast of characters (many of them surprisingly well developed!) and the constant unpredictable revelations, it definitely is one of those just-one-more-chapter novels! 

There are a few twists that you do see coming, but boy, there are quite a few that you just don’t! 

The writing is easy to follow even though the plot is quite intricate and while some of the chapters seem out of place, at the end it all comes together in a nicely wrapped package. 

I have been a fan of Ms. Slater for awhile now, having read many of her books, and this one is just fantastic. If you love her, you’ll love this one. And if you’ve never read her – well, what are you waiting for?!

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Tense chilling well written everything you want in a edge of your seat thriller.K.L Slater never fails I devour each of her books staying up way to late to finish.#netgalley#bookouture
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Darcy is grieving the death of her husband and caring for their sons after a breakdown has been really hard. Thank god his family have helped her. When she meets the charismatic doctor, George, and his daughter, Romy, can Darcy look towards a bright future. 
This was such a gripping read and one of KL Slater’s best books I think! Thank you to netgalley and the publishers for this arc in exchange for my honest review.
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I adore Slater's novels and this one was right up my alley! Darcy is struggling with the trauma of her dead husband, Joel and the secrets he kept. Now a single mother to her two young sons, she also must juggle Joel's parents and sister who have insinuated themselves in her life and want to control her because she had a breakdown after Joel's death. Determined to remain single, she quickly falls for George, a handsome doctor who conveniently saves her son's life at a carnival. But of course, things are not what they appear to be! George has a stalker and Darcy is cyber-stalking the woman whom she believes ruined her marriage. Every character is flawed (except the children) and everyone has secrets so you won't know what to believe. It's a roller-coaster ride for sure, racing toward the end. If you enjoy a good psychological thriller this is a good one!
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This is the first book I've read by this author and it certainly won't be the last.  I was gripped by this book from the start and as it went on I had no idea who to believe or not believe.. I certainly didn't expect the plot to unfold as it did. Great read.
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Darcy is desperate to put the past behind her. She's still struggling after a difficult few years, so when the heroic Dr George bursts into her life, it seems like all of her dreams are about to come true. But Darcy and George both have their secrets, and when things in their relationship take a dark turn, Darcy is about to realise how quickly a dream can turn into a nightmare...

POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD. DO NOT READ ON IF YOU DON'T WANT SPOILERS.

Ok, I seem to very much be in the minority here, but I really wasn't a fan of this one. Lets start at the very beginning, and address that confusing mess of an opening. The sections set three years ago is just weird. Why include it? The whole purpose is seemingly to make you doubt Darcy's mental state, but it's just sort of then dropped. Which makes no sense considering she apparently spends all of her time cyber-stalking someone. Her actions are very much that of someone who is not entirely stable, but this all gets completely swept under the rug after the reveal of who actually is the baddie. At that point, all of the previous legwork making her out as unstable is completely ignored, which just felt odd. 

The amazing twists everyone talks about? Really not that great. There are constant references to Darcy's big secret, which I assumed was her breakdown, but instead ended up being this very odd nonsensical reveal about her and Joel that really just ended up being brushed under the carpet. The identity of the villain? You can see it coming, but all of the weird twists and turns that follow this reveal are absolutely mind boggling. The whole 'masterplan' thing is just plain daft, and leads to an ending that completely contradicts a good 50% of what actually happened in the book. Essentially, you're expected to believe that everyone in the book is a bit mad, or at least very close to it. All because of one person and their incredibly ability to manipulate everyone else? It just isn't plausible, and leads to a book that is just full of melodrama and ridiculous, unexplainable events that are glossed over to give a pretence of everything being neatly wrapped up. 

Also, calling this a thriller is way too far of a leap. Where are the thrills? Oh God, someone sent Darcy some organic vegetables, terrifying! There is no tension, no fear, no build up, just flat plodding along writing which leads to a sudden information dump of absolute rubbish that you're expected to see as this amazing twist. Definitely not one I'd recommend.
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Believe all the hype - Single is gripping, unputdownable and full of twists. 

The opening of the book is disturbing with the woman dressed in winter clothes on a hot July day as she prepares for a family court hearing.  From the outset KL Slater drops in hooks for the reader that make this book completely engrossing and hard to stop reading.   The suspense keeps building and building, and I was so fearful for Darcy with everything that was going on.  There’s a cast of characters who all seem to have their own agendas and sinister intentions, and I didn’t know who to trust.  Darcy is in the middle of the plot, with threats coming from all directions, and yet she has her own secrets she wants to keep hidden.  I was expecting a bit more of a shocker about who Joel really was, but the twist about the trust of their relationship took the story on another dimension.

I’ve rated this book five stars because for me it has all the ingredients of a good psychological thriller.  I love a book that you get completely lost in, can’t put down, and sends your anxiety levels rising for the fate of the characters.  Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for an advanced copy in exchange for my personal review.
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When Darcy, a widowed single mother of two young boys, meets a handsome doctor, she feels like her luck has changed. As a romance develops between the two, each claim to have a stalker.  But do they?  A classic psychological thriller.

The plot moves quickly with surprising twists and turns that kept me on the edge of my seat. The connection to the past added another dimension to the present story. I could not put this book down until I knew how everything fit together.
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