The Marriage by KL Slater – review.


Ten years ago he killed my son. Today I married him.

Ten years ago my darling son Jesse was murdered and our perfect family was destroyed. My strong, handsome boy, so full of life, became a memory, a photo I carried with me everywhere.

But today I’m finally close to finding happiness again. My ash-blonde hair has been curled into ringlets. Carefully placed white flowers frame my delicate features. The small, drab chapel has been prettied up with white satin, and there are tiny red hearts scattered on the small table where I will soon sign the register with my new husband.

The man who killed my son.

My friends and family can’t understand it. My neighbours whisper in the street whenever I walk past. How can I love a man like Tom?

They don’t really know me at all…

The most unputdownable 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 The Marriage.

About the author

Kim is the two-million-copy bestselling author of twelve psychological crime thrillers.

Order of publication:


BLINK (2017)

LIAR (2017)




CLOSER (2018)



SINGLE (2019)


THE APARTMENT – eBook & paperback formats available (2020) April




THE EVIDENCE – eBook & paperback formats available (2021) July


Her digital titles are published in eBook by Hachette’s Bookouture and in paperback by Sphere (UK) and Grand Central (USA). She also writes Audible Originals which are subsequently published in ebook.

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:

Twitter: @KimLSlater

Facebook: KL Slater Author

Instagram: KLSlaterAuthor

My thoughts

What a twisty delight ‘The Marriage’ was to read! KL Slater certainly knows how to hook a reader. I mean, who wouldn’t want to know more about the woman who married her son’s killer? Could she be that forgiving or does she have an agenda? Those were the first questions that ran through my head.

I found myself easily getting into the minds of the main characters, especially Bridget’s and Jill’s, and I struggled to work out who was behind all the tension and bad things that were happening. My suspicions fell on all of them at some point but the revelations were those of the OMG variety.

The Nottinghamshire setting was just perfect and I had no trouble at all visualising Jill’s and Bridget’s houses, the streets and the charity shop.

I felt the tense family moments which kept me racing through the pages like mad to find out what was happening. Time flew while reading this book and I literally couldn’t put it down. It was a fantastically fast and tense psychological thriller and it is definitely a must read for fans of this genre!

Thanks for reading!

Why not check out one of my other blog posts? Maybe you’ll find your perfect read.

One Left Behind by Carla Kovach – COVER REVEAL!

Carla Kovach – author of Amazon and iBooks bestselling DI Gina Harte crime series.

About Carla

Welcome to my blog! I’m the author of the DI Gina Harte Series, first book is called The Next Girl. I love and live for writing and reading (and sketching - haha). My other passion is filmmaking. My feature film 'Penny for the Guy' is a work in progress. If you enjoy a bit of horror, look out for it in the future. I'm on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. Feel free to join me on other platforms. I blog about many random things but books, travel and art are my favourites.
This entry was posted in Book Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

3 Responses to The Marriage by KL Slater – review.

  1. Pingback: Indefensible by MA Comley – review. | Carla Kovach – Author

  2. Carla says:

    Hehe, it would probably be one for Anna. 😅😁❤️


  3. Great review – and crikey! Even I’m drawn to read this and it’s not my sort of genre at all!
    And with the amount of books already in my TBR ‘tower’ perhaps I should let Anna read this and tell me about it. 😀


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s