You shared a secret with the wrong person.
Janey Markham is thrilled to be moving with her family to Buckingham Crescent, the smartest address in a desirable suburban town.
Worried she’ll be excluded by the glossy local mothers, Janey is thrilled when she meets Tanya, the kind of woman she has always looked up to. Tanya takes Janey under her wing, and her teenage daughter Angel is amazing with Janey’s little boy. As Janey and Tanya grow closer, Janey feels she can finally leave her troubled past behind.
But then everything changes…
In a weak moment over a bottle of wine, Janey finds herself telling Tanya her most shocking secret. Why wouldn’t she trust her new friend?
The following day, Janey sees Angel, with a man old enough to be her father, pushing someone into a car. The next day a body is found and police appeal for witnesses – and share a picture of the same car…
When Janey tells Tanya she is going to the police, Tanya turns threatening. She’ll stop at nothing to defend Angel, even if her daughter is guilty. If Janey says anything, Tanya will make sure that her dark secret gets out.
Janey faces an impossible choice. Stay quiet about what she saw that terrible day. Or speak up, and destroy the family she has worked so hard to protect…
About the author
Kim is the million-copy bestselling author of twelve standalone psychological crime thrillers.
Order of publication:
SAFE WITH ME (2016)
THE MISTAKE (2017)
THE VISITOR (2018)
THE SECRET (2018)
FINDING GRACE (2019)
THE SILENT ONES (2019)
THE APARTMENT – AUDIBLE ORIGINAL only (2019)
THE APARTMENT – eBook & paperback format also available (2020)
LITTLE WHISPERS (2020)
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 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, Sphere, Grand Central, Audible
Agent: Camilla Bolton at Darley Anderson
Author website: http://www.KLSlaterAuthor.com
Facebook: KL Slater Author
Suburban based psychological thriller at its very best!
Buckingham Crescent should have been the start of a new and fabulous life for Janey and her family, but secrets, deceit and lies will always put a stop to that.
So, who’s to blame? With whispers on the school playground, an overworked husband and a new set of friends with dynamics that Janey can’t quite fathom, there’s definitely something rumbling under the surface – but who is to be believed and who is lying? Where the blame lies is a huge question. I was treated to so many suspects and plenty of potential motives.
I loved the writing, it was so easy to read and keep reading. I really enjoyed how I as the reader got to experience the unfolding of the story along with Janey as she made her discoveries. It was definitely a case of, just when you thought you knew, think again – and then maybe, think again. Also, Susan’s chapters had an eerie feel to them – almost spine tingling.
The denouement was exciting and a proper race to the end. And I loved the final chapter. Just perfect!
Thanks for reading!
Carla Kovach – author of Amazon and iBooks bestselling DI Gina Harte crime series.