You think you know the truth about the people you love.
But one discovery can change everything…
Eight-year-old Billy goes missing one day, out flying his kite with his sister Rose. Two days later, he is found dead.
Sixteen years on, Rose still blames herself for Billy’s death. How could she have failed to protect her little brother?
Rose has never fully recovered from the trauma, and one of the few people she trusts is her neighbour Ronnie, who she has known all her life. But one day Ronnie falls ill, and Rose goes next door to help him… and what she finds in his attic room turns her world upside down.
Rose thought she knew the truth about what happened to Billy. She thought she knew her neighbour. Now the only thing she knows is that she is in danger…
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‘The Mistake’ I’m reading.
‘The Mistake’ I stayed up all night.
‘The Mistake’ I’ve finished.
‘The Mistake’ Or is it?
The Mistake by K.L. Slater is the fourth psychological thriller following on from Liar, Blink and Safe With Me. From the first page to the very last, whether you read slow and steady or fast and furious, its intense perfection and resistance is futile.
There are many deep scenarios to The Mistake centred around Rose, alternating the storylines between present day and sixteen years ago. Sixteen years ago Rose’s younger brother was murdered and Rose herself became embroiled in a relationship with Gareth, an older man. Each and every step thereafter in Rose’s life she has felt an overwhelming responsibility for the death of her brother even though the man responsible is behind bars………but has it all been a mistake.
The characteristic personality of Rose is full of imperfections and peculiarities. Rose carries guilt and pain around like security, an armoured shield due to the lose of her brother and the gulf created by his death. I can see all the different personalities in each and every character within The Mistake, each one seems ordinary on the surface but there are secrets which bubble to the surface with devasting consequences.
I was in awe of the creativity in which the book was produced, the writing stood out with flawless and comprehensive scenarios. The Mistake was built layer by layer, young teenage romance, murder, secrets and lies and above all the hunt for justice. It was like a giant jigsaw puzzle, piece by piece slotted together, secrets were spilled, lies exposed, but there were always parts that didn’t fit, the red herrings, dead ends, pushing me to think again.
I can only describe The Mistake as the ultimate, intense psychological thriller which will have you mesmerized from the word go to the jaw dropping conclusion. Thank you to Bookouture, K.L. Slater and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy in exchange for an honest review.
Kim is the bestselling author of psychological crime thrillers ‘Safe With Me,’ ‘Blink,’ ‘Liar’ and the soon to be released ‘The Mistake.’
For many years, Kim sent her work out to literary agents and collected a 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 received five offers of representation from London literary agents and a book deal which was, as Kim says, ‘a fairytale … at the end of a very long road!’
Kim is a full-time writer and lives in Nottingham with her husband, Mac.
She also writes award-winning YA fiction for Macmillan Children’s Books, writing as Kim Slater.
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