Check out our review of The Narrator by K.L. Slater. A standalone thriller with an intriguing mystery.
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the narrator by k.l. slater Book Review
There’s nothing I enjoy more than a tight psychological thriller. A book that has you guessing right until the very end. A read that twists and turns, where you don’t know quite what you’re looking at until the author choses to reveal it to you. That is what I was hoping to get out of The Narrator by K.L. Slater. And, although I did enjoy coming along for the ride, it didn’t quite leave me gasping at the end.
The Narrator was a tight, well told story that hit all the right beats and happily led you past red herrings and puzzle pieces. But, it was Eve our main protagnist’s, frustration and anger with her manipulative ex-husband that was the most compelling and emotionally honest part of this book. At one point I was fully willing and eager to believe that someone as despicable as him was fully capable of terrible things, even if it made no actual sense. I just disliked him that much.
But, it didn’t quite get passed average. The main issue I have with this book is that it never really gathered any tension or feelings of danger. It won’t leave you on the edge of your seat, desperate to know what will happen and if our protagonist will ever be the same. The mystery unfolds as Eve plods along solving it. The grave danger to her daughter, as promised in the blurb doesn’t ever materialise. It was more Miss Marple than Misery.
But, if you want a well told, easy to read thriller this is a solid, if uninspired entry into the genre. Perfect if you want an interesting mystery, but aren’t in the mood for anything intense.
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