Title: The Apartment
Author: K.L. Slater
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Publication Date: April 28, 2020
Page Count: 266
My rating: 4 stars
About the book:
It’s an opportunity she can’t refuse. The woman before her tried…
Freya Miller needs a miracle. In the fallout of her husband’s betrayal, she’s about to lose her family home, and with it the security she craves for her five-year-old daughter, Skye. Adrift and alone, she’s on the verge of despair until a chance meeting with the charismatic Dr Marsden changes everything. He’s seeking a new tenant for a shockingly affordable flat in a fashionable area of London.
Adder House sounds too good to be true… But Freya really can’t afford to be cynical, and Dr Marsden is adamant she and Skye will be a perfect fit with the other residents.
But Adder House has secrets. Even behind a locked front door, Freya feels as if she’s being watched: objects moving, unfamiliar smells, the blinking light of a concealed camera… and it’s not long before she begins to suspect that her dream home is hiding a nightmarish reality. Was it really chance that led her here—or something unthinkably dark?
As the truth about Adder House starts to unravel, can Freya and Skye get out—or will they be locked in forever?
K.L. Slater is another author on my go to list that I don’t even bother with a synopsis anymore as I know I will easily become engaged in whatever new story she has penned. And thankfully The Apartment lived right up to my expectations and was another solid psychological thriller.
Freya Miller is a young newly single mother who has gone through quite a bit in her recent past. Not only did her husband cheat on her and leave her but shortly afterwards before they could divorce he passed away leaving her completely alone in raising their daughter.
Freya hasn’t found work yet and only has a little savings to find herself and her daughter a new place to live. Out of nowhere Freya meets a man who has an apartment for rent in a lovely building in a great neighborhood that all seems way too good to be true. When given a quote on an incredibly low rent Freya can’t pass the opportunity up but after moving in Freya begins to see the opportunity may not have been as good as she thought.
Now I am one that completely enjoys and fast pace thrill ride but dare I say with The Apartment I almost felt as if this one was a little too fast. I couldn’t help but wish the book had been a little bit longer to fully dive into the ominous nature of the story but instead felt as if it were all a bit too rushed into. This was still a great read though that enjoyed and will still be a huge fan of this author.
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 twelve psychological crime thrillers. Her titles are published in eBook by Bookouture and in paperback by Sphere (UK) and Grand Central (USA). She also writes Audible Originals which are subsequently published in ebook and paperback formats by Amazon Publishing.
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.
Publishers: Bookouture, Grand Central, Sphere, Audible
Agent: Camilla Bolton at Darley Anderson
Author website: http://www.KLSlaterAuthor.com
Facebook: KL Slater Author