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I am a huge K.L.Slater fan and always look forward to her new books, sadly this time it wasn't worth the wait. It was so slow paced I found myself skimming through the pages, then everything seemed to happen way too late in the book for me to care .There was so much explaining of the plot by the characters themselves at the end of the book, that I felt even they didn't really know what was going on  either. I would never have guessed this was by one of my favourite authors if her name hadn't been on the cover!
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This was not my favorite KL Slater book but was a pretty decent story overall.  It centers around Darcy, a widowed mother of 2 young sons, and her relationships with her husband's family, her husband's mistress, and the new man in her life.  There were some twists throughout the book and the end kind of escalated quickly and took on a different pace than the rest of the book.

I think the reason I didn't love this book is because I didn't connect with Darcy.  She made decisions that I didn't think a reasonable person would make (letting her inlaws run her life, moving herself and kids in with a man she pretty much just met, etc.) and I found myself irritated with her more than empathetic throughout the book.  I also felt she jumped to conclusions and over-reacted to the things that were happening around her, though some of those perceived over-reactions turned out to be the right instinct. 

All in all, this is a fast read with some suspense and surprises so it's worth a read, especially for those who liked Slater's other novels.  Netgalley provided me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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I have read several books by this author and this one is by far my favorite, What a great story, found myself looking over my shoulder that’s how engrossed I was reading this one, Fantastic and highly recommend. Thank you publisher and netgalley for this arc in exchange of an honest review.
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Excuse me while I pick my jaw up off the floor! I’m new to this author and boy am I glad I was granted this ebook! I love a book with twists and turns but after awhile, most become so predictable. This is one book that had so many unique turns my head was spinning! Where do I begin? Darcy is raising her two boys after the death of their father three years prior. Her late husbands sister and parents help her care for them and she is grateful for that but she wants to start having a bit more independence with her children and dating life.  One day at the park, there is small accident with one of her children and her son is saved by a handsome doctor with a young daughter who she quickly falls for. What follows is mental games between multiple characters that you will not be sure who is lying and who is “helping”! Darcy is paranoid about the woman her late husband was having an affair with, Daniela, and her new doctor boyfriend George, has a stalker ex girlfriend named Opal who just won’t get the hint. But who’s fooling who? Who can Darcy trust? I literally did not see the last few twists coming. And I doubt you will either! Give yourself a day to devote to this book. I couldn’t put it down!
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This may be one of the shortest books I've read in a while, but by golly, it's got more twists and surprises in it than one three times its length. That brought another plus: That meant I didn't want to put it down - and I didn't have to!

I'll give the author props for something else; all too often, with female characters in situations like this (more on that later), at least one of them is such a hand-wringing, self-doubting, paranoid person that all I really want to do is smack her upside the head. Not so here - even when Darcy, a single mother who's struggling from the devastating loss of her husband, disapproval from her late husband's family and trust issues with the new man in her life. Oh sure, she has her emotional ups and downs, but at no time did I yell into my Kindle, "Get a grip, woman - put on your big-girl pants and move on!"

Following some kind of mental breakdown after her husband died, his parents took custody of her two young sons. Now, she's trying to prove she's capable of taking them back to live with her. Early on, one of her sons suffers a severe asthma attack and his rescue inhaler is nowhere to be found. Enter George, a local doctor, who runs in to save the day. His good looks and single-parent status aren't wasted on Darcy (nor are hers on him), and - you guessed it - they start what Darcy hopes will be a beautiful relationship.

Shortly after she and her boys move into George's fancy mansion, though, she gets a bunch of flowers with a dire message. George claims they're from an ex-girlfriend who's now stalking him, but he's not forthcoming with details. Darcy is concerned that she's not getting the whole story, but she's reluctant to ask because, as it happens, she's got a few secrets she's not ready to share with George. 

Plenty of other intriguing characters keep the pot stirred, including a long-time housekeeper who isn't happy that Darcy may be usurping her job and a woman who, shall we say, came between Darcy and her late husband. It all comes to an exciting end as new details are revealed, making for a book well worth the time to read. Many thanks to the publisher, via NetGalley, for the opportunity to read an advance copy.
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Single is a  book you can sit down with and tune out the world. 

A good read with twists and turns that keeps you turning the pages.

Everyone has a secret , some more than others.

Who can you believe, who can you trust?

Everyone looks at everyone else suspiciously.  

Not as straightforward as you might think!

Great read !

Thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture for the opportunity to read Single .  Don't miss it.
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Another great book by this author.  Lots of twists and turns throughout the book.  I usually can guess how its going to end,  but this one really had some great twists at the end that I never imagined. Looking forward to reading more by KL Slater!
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I really liked this book! The twists at the end were some I absolutely did not see coming. I thought I had it all figured out and it was going to be one of those that I was disappointed in, but wow…This is one of those books I almost want to reread now that I know how it ends, just to see if I could pick up on any hints throughout the story. I only gave it 4 stars because the beginning seemed a little slow to me, but to be fair it did take time to introduce the characters and show how they all fit together. If you like psychological thrillers, I would definitely recommend reading this book!
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Another cracking read by KL Slater and what a twisted mess of lies we unravel in this one!  Talk about mind-blowing! Well-written as always with a cast of characters that will have you suspecting each and every one of them of wrong-doings and sneaky behaviour. The story winds up gradually until we find ourselves launched into a breath-taking ending.
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I always get excited when another book from K.L slater comes out and wow what a brilliant book this is. Twists talk about twists, this book had so many it is madness. But, in a good way.
Darcy is still struggling over the death of her husband Joel; she has two boys. But, is slowly coming to terms with it. At first, she had some mental health issues, but she has luckily had help with the support from Joel’s parents Brenda and Leonard and sister Steph.
When Darcy goes to the local park with her sons and Kane and Harrison, Kane has a fall from the rope bridge that brings on his Asthma.  She searches for his inhaler but its not there. She panics and feels helpless but suddenly George a dashing doctor from the local hospital comes to help. He helps Kane. A few days later she goes to the hospital that he works in with a Thank you card and that’s when their relationship begins.
Darcy can’t believe her luck; she is going out with a dashing doctor. Not telling Joel’s family at first because they wouldn’t approve. But their relationship is not all rosy when George tells her about Opal Vardy that used to work at the hospital who he had a brief fling with, is now his stalker and she is also feeling guilty of the secrets she herself holds.
This is another gripping suspenseful thriller from K.L slater. This had great characters and like I said previously lots of twists you didn’t know who to was telling the truth and who was lying. It was great for keeping you enthralled in the book and I didn’t want this to end. I think this book had the most twists in it I have ever read. Amazing 5 stars from me.
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Wow, wow, wow!!! I am still getting over that ending. What a fantastic book this was. I have read many of this authors books and this was by far the best one yet.

This book was about a woman who had lost her husband years earlier who is still trying to move past it with her two children. She finally meets a young and handsome doctor but is he who he seems to be. This doctor has a chilling past but can she see this in time before her or her children get hurt. You find out these answers and more by the end of the book. 

I want to start off by saying that I loved the twist at the end. It was like a roller coaster ride that I never wanted to get off from. I had to reread it just to make sure what I read was true. I would have never saw it coming. I thought I knew what was going to happen and then bam the author through me for a loop. The ending truly made this book great. I also liked the plot. A woman meets a man and was hoping for her fairy tale ending that never came true. It was actual a nightmare that she could never wake up from. She had to decipher what was the truth and lies before it had a disastrous end for her and her children. This book was absolutely amazing and I enjoyed every word of it. 

Between the plot, characters and all the twists in this book it made it an easy and fast read. I would definitely recommend it and happily give it 5 Hearts❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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I was a bit disappointed in this book. I had read The Silent Ones by this author and really liked it so I did have good expectations, it just fell a bit flat. It was an okay psychological suspense thriller, but the pacing was a bit off. It started off interesting and I did want to stick with it to see how it would all resolve in the end, plus it’s a fairly quick read so I did not have to wait too long to get to the meat and potatoes. There was too much repetition and shallow characters that I didn’t form any attachments too. Also, i think it took too long to build up to the mystery shockers without enough satisfying little bread crumbs to keep us guessing and second guessing what would be next. 

Thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture for the opportunity to read this ARC.
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LOVED THIS!! This author has very quickly become one of my favs for a go to enjoyable thriller that’s entertaining but doesn’t require too much thought in concentration on your part. It’s enjoyable with just enough suspense and intrigue to keep your interest.
Highly recommend!
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A quick, easy read. I could imagine watching this as a TV drama. I’ve read all of the author’s other books and will look forward to the next. Thank you to Netgalley and the author for the ARC.
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Although I usually enjoy K L Slater’s books, I found this one a bit far fetched and repetitive.
Thanks to the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read it.
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How does K L Slater manage this? I have read quite a few of Slater's books and each one of them has baffled me to the core with its twists and turns. It's not like one big surprise, more of a series of totally unexpected direction the story takes that always astounds me. Most of her principal characters are themselves unreliable making it more of a muddle in our minds and sometimes there are chapters interspersed that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever but she always, always brings perfect clarity by the end chapter where even the infinitesimally small speck of detail is cleared.

Single is the story of Darcy a widow with 2 sons who has had trouble adjusting to her husband's death, the grief rendering her unable to take care of her 2 boys for sometime. Her in-laws step into provide timely help but soon becomes micro-controlling so much that even after 4 yrs, she's not given the blessing to step out there and start dating. The trouble starts brewing as she meets a handsome doctor George who is a doctor and a single father. There's difficulties from every corner and the agitation soon puts Darcy in a soup with no clear way of moving forward. 

The story is fast-paced and thrilling that keeps the reader glued to the pages and recommended to all readers who love a good thriller.

Many Thanks to NetGalley, Bookouture and KL Slater for a chance to read and review this book.
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Thanks netgalley for allowing me to read this excellent thriller, I really enjoyed it.
Darcy found out after her husband died that he was leading a double life .
Darcy Then found out that her husband had also been living with another woman .
Her two sons were devastated at loosing their father, but Darcy was angry and just could not understand how her husband could do that to her.
Then one day picking her sons up from school she felt she was being watched, and feared it could br Daniela Friost the other woman in her husbands life.
 Darcy then meets George a doctor, and hopes he will make her life better, and that’s when the book gets really exciting.
Great thriller loved it.
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Such a unique book! I was intrigued the whole time. I want more of this story! Wow is all I can say.
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My seventh novel by this author. This novel has an interesting cast of characters and I spent much of the book trying to diagnose them all!

I was never bored and did start to question one particular character's actions- wondering what they were hiding. I even made up one twist on my own that actually was wrong, but hey, I thought it was good. The other twist, I did predict. And there were some good twists and turns that surprised me.

I enjoyed it although it wasn't as mesmerizing as some of her previous titles - that were such page-turners (for me). I know I've read tons of psychological thrillers and it is getting harder for me to be fooled. I do enjoy her writing though and look forward to future Slater novels. I have her newest Audible title The Apartment and I'm excited to give it a listen.
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Twisty and turny in a fun way, this one kept me guessing the whole time.

The quintessential Saturday afternoon read, it's short and easy to zip through with a satisfying conclusion!

Thank you to K.L. Slater, Bookouture, and NetGalley for giving me this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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