Title: Finding Grace
Author: K.L. Slater
Publication Date: February 14, 2019
Page Count: 342
My rating: 4 stars
About the book:
This morning, my daughter sat right here, munching her breakfast, too excited to finish it. Now, she is missing.
The day after her ninth birthday, Lucie and Blake Sullivan agree, for the very first time, to let their daughter, Grace, make the four-minute walk back home alone from a friend’s house just down the street.
They joke with friends about hiding behind bushes to ensure she is safe. But the joke turns sour when Grace does not appear.
Despite the best efforts of the police and local community, Grace seems to have vanished into thin air. With hope fading fast, Lucie knows she can rely on her husband to support her through such dark times. That is until the day she makes a shocking discovery, hidden in Blake’s desk, and suddenly she begins to doubt everything she knew about the man she married.
But Lucie harbours a terrible secret of her own. One that she has never shared with anyone, even Blake …
And as the search for Grace reaches fever pitch, Lucie receives a terrifying message. If she is ever to see Grace again, Lucie has no choice but to face the past she tried hard to bury forever. And she must do it alone.
The most gripping psychological thriller you’ll read this year from the bestselling author K.L. Slater. If you love The Wife Between Us or Gone Girl, you’ll be totally hooked on Finding Grace.
Every time I see a new psychological thriller from K.L. Slater I can’t help but do a little happy dance in my excitement anticipating a great read. Long time fans and new readers both will most likely enjoy this latest, Finding Grace as it’s another solid story from a great writer.
Lucie and Blake Sullivan are parents to nine year old Grace who like most children these days thinks she’s one step away from adulthood. Grace is adamant that she doesn’t need her parents walking her back and forth from her friends home, she’s nine already not two! After much bickering and back and forth Lucie and Blake finally agree to let her walk home on her own.
Despite having agreed to allowing Grace a bit of independence the parents of both girls have agreed to keep an eye out on Grace as she walks, hopefully without her noticing. Unfortunately the plan goes awry when Blake slips and falls hurting his ankle instead of taking up his post to watch for Grace and in the blink of an eye Grace goes missing.
Being very familiar with this author I know ahead of time that I would enjoy her writing and it wouldn’t take but a page turn or two to become engrossed in her new story. This is definitely one of those good psychological thrillers that has you questioning each character along the way as the story unfolds. Definitely still a fan after this latest read and can’t wait for the next as it will surely be full of twists and turns too.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.
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About the author:
Kim is the million-copy bestselling author of seven psychological crime thrillers. Her eighth thriller, FINDING GRACE, will be published 14th February 2019 and is now available for pre-order.
Kim’s titles are also published in paperback by Grand Central in the USA and Sphere in the UK.
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 had 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. She has one daughter, two stepsons and lives with her husband in Nottingham and Yorkshire.
Publishers: Bookouture, Grand Central, Sphere, Audible
Agent: Camilla Bolton at Darley Anderson
Author website: http://www.KLSlaterAuthor.com
Facebook: KL Slater Author