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Single

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Thank you NetGalley for an advanced copy of Single!

Wow, what an emotional rollercoaster this book was!! Darcy is a single widow who one day meets the handsome, charming George when he saves her sons life. Darcy’s in-laws think it’s too soon for her to be dating after the death of her husband Joel, but Darcy is happy with George! However, George has a woman, Opal, stalking him and his daughter Romy, and Darcy is starting to get very nervous in regards to her sons’ safety. But Darcy has some secrets of her own and someone is anxious to fill George in. I felt reading this book I didn’t know who to believe and who to like... one second a character seems nice and you really like them and then bam! They do something that makes you think “what????”. There were so many twists in this book and once you found out who Darcy really is, who Opal really is and who George really is, you’ll be shocked at the terrible events that happen!!
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In a saturated, cynical market, kudos to those authors that can still manage to pull off a shocker every now and again.

Whose story can you trust? Where do your loyalties lie? 'Single' is a book that can be summed up in pairs: Son #1 and Son #2; Marriage #1 and Marriage #2; Schmuck #1 and Schmuck #2; Crazy Ex #1 and Crazy Ex #2. The best pairing of all, however, was Shock #1 and Shock #2. Yes, I got tripped up not once, but TWICE! 

I would liken reading 'Single' to being strapped into a car with a broken axle on the Tilt-A-Whirl carnival ride. You're gonna get  tossed around until you don't know which way is up. Yet, in the end, you can't deny that it was one helluva ride.

All superlatives aside, this book stands out in its cleverness and execution. K.L. Slater knocked it out of the park. 5+ stars.

Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture, and K.L. Slater for an ARC of 'Single' in exchange for an honest and voluntary review.
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Another stunning novel from KL Slater.  Every book is stunning and a true mystery.  
In this Darcy meets new man George and the only thing standing in their happy ever after is Opal, George’s obsessed ex girlfriend.  Darcy is also struggling with her ex in laws and their need to stay in their grandchildren’s lives.  You almost think you can guess how the story will unfold but I guarantee you won’t have a clue.
Loved every twist and turn.  The only negative is what to read next as it won’t live up to KL Slater, fingers crossed her next novel won’t take long!
Thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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Well a great big enormous WOW  this was such a brilliant read, totally compulsive and everything you want in a psychological thriller !! 
I read a lot of thrillers and sometimes this has a detrimental effect as I tend to guess a lot of the twists in these type of books but this one took me totally by surprise with its many twists and it was a book that I just devoured. This is my third read by K L Slater and is by far my favourite even though I loved the other two this one just had that something extra that took it to the top of my list. 
I thought all the characters were exceptional well crafted and liked Darcy in particular as she was a flawed character in part due to a break down in the past which leaves her easy to be manipulated and slightly gullible.
So for me this was a book I couldn’t put down and can highly recommend for psychological thriller lovers.
My thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture for giving me the chance to read the ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.
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Wow, I LOVED this book!!! 5 stars easy!! This is my first novel by K.L. Slater and most certainly will not be my last.

Darcy, a young mother of two, is trying to overcome a difficult past when she almost loses her son at a playground from an asthma attack. A handsome doctor George rushes in to save the boy. Overly trusting and ready to move forward with her life, Darcy begins dating George. But how well do you really know someone? Darcy feels like she is being watched and fears for the safety of her boys. Obsession, lies, betrayals interlace this spine-tingling thriller.

This is the kind of book you cannot put down or stop thinking about. I often had chills and felt like I experiencing this story as the main character. There is no way you will be able to guess the ending. You will have to enjoy the thrilling ride until the end to figure it out.

Thank you, Net Galley, for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Single by K.L. Slater is another gripping tale from an author who has very quickly established herself as a must read for me.  Fans who are expecting a fast-paced thriller that keeps you guessing through a myriad of twists, turns, and jaw-dropping reveals will not be disappointed.

Darcy is a woman on the brink when she meets dashing surgeon George.  Struggling to maintain a relationship with her in-laws following the death of her husband, Joel, Darcy is grappling with her new reality as a single mother to two young boys.  When George and his daughter, Romy, enter her life, Darcy dares to believe that after four long years she may once again have found happiness.  But when George's crazed ex makes an appearance, along with another unwelcome entity known to Darcy, the seemingly perfect world that George and Darcy have tried to create seems to hang in the balance, becoming jeopardized by an unreconciled past that refuses to relent.

This is an engaging thriller that will certainly hit the spot for any K.L. Slater fan.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture for this ARC.
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As I have come to expect from this author this is a gripping psychological thriller. After her experiences with her late husband Darcy trusts no one, least of all herself. Someone must be lying to her but who is concerned for her welfare and who is trying to manipulate her for their own benefit. Surely she deserves to be happy at last.
This book kept me awake until the early hours, promising myself time and again that I would only read one more chapter until I was too far into the story to stop. All in all it's a really great read.

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Wow! Fantastic psychological thriller I couldn’t put it down! Fast paced and intriguing you just want to keep on reading!
Fantastic characterisation I particularly liked Darcey, Opal and Leonard! The whole story of single mum darcey recently bereaved, her in laws and Dr George not to mention Opal and Daniele makes for an outstanding read with a shocking ending that I didn’t see coming!
This book also helps to highlight how a traumatic/ difficult childhood can have far reaching repercussions and manifestations ad in the case of George! 
Chilling, emotional and thrilling a great package!
Thank you net galley for this early read!
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First Sentence:

The day of the hearing, it was mid-July, scorching hot and I’d dressed in jeans and a thick cable-knit sweater with a roll neck.

Single by K.L. Slater is one of those books that I read in one sitting, shaking my head at the absolute terribleness of people, yet loving every minute of this high suspense thriller! This book has more ups and downs than a roller coaster and more twists and turns than a complicated maze! I had no idea who to trust and what ulterior motives each character was hiding until the end. 

Darcy, the main character, is passive and gullible - easy to take advantage of; she has suffered a break-down from a past shock and betrayal and this drives her character. It is also the basis for the initial plot but it goes so much deeper and so much darker. After the death of her husband, Joel, she loses her children temporarily to Joel’s family. When she regains custody, she meets charming and dare I say, perfect, George. Told in multiple points of view, there are a few chapters when the reader is left to wonder who is narrating but it completely works for the story and felt a vital part in keeping the suspenseful atmosphere. Darcy is extremely likable but I also wanted to kick her for being so docile and meek at times but she is the right character for this tale. The secondary characters are well written and integrated into the story effortlessly, each with a purpose to the story, I love this! No extraneous characters for filler!

This is such a suspenseful thriller that I would recommend to any fan of the genre. I’ll be reading K.L. Slater’s past work and her future work and look forward to it!

Thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture for providing Single by K.L. Slater for me to read and review!
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WOW! Kim Slater does it yet again with this her 10th psychological thriller and anyone who reads my reviews know I have loved them all and every time a new one is out its my new favourite, well, again, ‘Single’ is my new favourite!
Just how many twists and turns can you get in one book?, being a bit of an ‘old hand’ re psychological thrillers I think I have read most things but this book is genius at how 
the plot keeps you guessing and guessing and then guessing some more
Darcy’s life is a mess, then she meets debonair surgeon George, its love, real love and nothing is going to stop it, not Georges stalking ex and not his housekeeper Maria who seems to have more than cleaning on her mind!
Not even the wonderfully played ex in laws of her previous hubby, you couldn’t wish for a better couple to love to hate in a book
Every character is well done and all have secrets and agendas, most are telling lies and all seem to be converging on Darcy to ruin her perfect romance
Be careful who you trust Darcy, you have more than one psychopath to deal with
The story ends shockingly on a few
scores and one part had me saying ‘no they really did that’ out loud!!
Suspenseful drama at its best, as always told in a way to engage us and just 100% enjoyable
And a Christmas scene that had me wanting to go to the log cabins where it was set to experience it
Fabulous read 
10/10
5 Stars
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I loved Single! After reading this I’ve just ordered Blink since I loved K L Slaters writing style. 

Darcy was a wonderful character, warm and friendly but with her own flaws. I found her extremely realistic. The storyline was fantastic as well, I was on edge the tension keeps on building  and there’s some minor twists along the way that I found really entertaining.

My only issue with Single is the last 15% of the book. I mean that all came out of nowhere and wasn’t expected at all. Unfortunately not in a good way. I’d give the first 85% 5 stars and the 15% 1 star!
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I read Single from start to finish in about 1.5 hours.

While I did enjoy the story, it felt like it was a bit rushed at times, and the ending was not satisfactory for me. Darcy was an interesting character and I really enjoyed reading about her. 

All in all, it is a good enough book to read, and I would recommend it!
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WOW WOW WOW!!! What a fantastic book!! I couldn't put this one down. Just when i thought i knew what was going on i changed my mind, and yet again. Twists twists and more twists. i love this author but this book blew me away best yet from her!


Thanks to net galley and the publisher for an early release of this fantastic book.
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