Title: Little Whispers
Author: K.L. Slater
Date of publication: May 21, 2020
Print length: Paperback, 346 pages
Genre: Fiction, Thriller, Mystery
Edition: ebook (ARC)
You can buy this book from: Amazon
Writing Quality 3/5, Character Development 5/5, ‘Couldn’t put it down’ – ness 4/5, Intellectual Depth 5/5, Originality 4/5, Overall 4.2/5.
I have had Little Whispers by K.L. Slater on my ARC-TBR list for quite some time now but never got myself to start reading it. I don’t know why, but now I know I’ve made a mistake.
Janey hasn’t been living the exact perfect life. At the start of the book, we learn that her mother has told her a secret, with whom Janey is going to struggle until the very end. At this point, we don’t know what the secret was about, but trust me, when you find out, this entire wait will be worth it. The first few chapters are about the life she used to live. Her husband used to be working until late at night, and they grew more distant as the days passed by, until one day when Issac started a new job. He got a big raise, and they managed to move to a new town. A new neighbourhood, a new house, a new job, in other words, a new life, but is it going to be better than what they had before? As soon as she settles in, she meets some of the others ‘Buckingham mums’ (Tanya, Edie and Kyoto), with whom she is going to start being friends. Each of them is toxic (except one, not going to say who, because I don’t want to give you spoilers), but is she going to realise in time who are de good guys and who are the bad guys?
By the time I have reached 20% of the book, I got some major Big Little Lies vibes, and I quite liked that. Rich moms and dark secrets, what do you want more? I still wasn’t convinced about the action, and not quite hooked to the story, but despite all of this, I kept reading. Within a few hours, I reached 70%, and I was happier than ever! The book was easy to read, and the chapters were short. If it sometimes happened to be a longer chapter than expected, the next one was shorter than usual. The length of each one was well balanced, and I appreciate that in a book. Just like that, I reached the 88% mark, and the big secret got revealed. I made a shit-ton of scenarios in my head but never expected what happened next, but after all of this, I felt like the author started to babble. She just threw a bomb at us, but then she kept talking, somehow destroying the whole mood. I had to stop for a couple of times because I got worn down.
After some time, I reached the ending, and it was simply marvellous. I can’t think of a better one for this novel. I nicely put everything together, and, by the time you finish the book, you have your heart at ease. Exactly like it should be!
Overall, I was a great book whatsoever, and K.L. Slater just made my favourite list of authors. I am going to give it four stars out of five because I got bored while reading. A thriller book is not supposed to make you tired, it should keep you at the edge of your seat, and make you stay until 3 am just to finish it. Despite this, I highly recommend it for further reading!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Author website: www.KLSlaterAuthor.com
Facebook: KL Slater Author
The description was taken from her Goodreads page.
Kim is the million-copy bestselling author of twelve psychological crime thrillers. THE APARTMENT, will be published in -April 2020 by Thomas and Mercer and is now available for pre-order.
Kim’s titles are also published by Bookouture, Audible and are available in paperback by Sphere in the UK and Grand Central in the USA.
For many years, Kim sent her work out to literary agents and collected an impressive stack of rejection slips. At the age of 40 she went back to Nottingham Trent University and now has an MA in Creative Writing.
Before graduating in 2012, she gained literary agent representation and a book deal. As Kim says, ‘it was a fairytale … at the end of a very long road!’
Kim is a full-time writer and lives in Nottinghamshire with her husband.
Publishers: Bookouture, Sphere, Grand Central, Audible
Agent: Camilla Bolton at Darley Anderson