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Closer

Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
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Summary

I know my daughter better than I know myself, and if there’s one thing I know for sure at this moment it's that Maisie is not okay. 

My ex-husband, Shaun, and I are still friends. We would do anything for our beautiful little girl, Maisie. But now Shaun has moved in with Joanne, and suddenly Maisie has a brand-new family. And there’s something not quite right about it.... 

I know Joanne isn’t everything she says she is. Yet no-one will listen. I need to discover what she’s hiding. Because if I don’t, my daughter will be in terrible danger. 

The most gripping psychological thriller you’ll listen to this year from the Kindle top five best-selling author K. L. Slater. If you love The Girl on the Train or Gone Girl, you’ll be absolutely hooked.

©2018 K. L. Slater (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Predictable

I’ve really enjoyed other books by this author but this lacked suspense and I felt no connection or sympathy for any of the characters. Most disappointing.

29 of 30 people found this review helpful

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A frustrating story

I really wanted to like this story but it was so slow in getting going with no real conclusion. A real anti climax

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Rolled my eyes

Slow and the main character seem to repeat herself a lot and I found myself getting impatient with the story line. Slight twist, which could have lead to something good but book ended

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Not the best

Characters not deep enough quite predictable here was a slight twist but all in all ending poor

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Easy to follow

I liked the easy audible to understand story .... easy and flowed well ... the suspense was good throughout but was a bit of an anti climax and I am not sure how the end could be the end ..... is there a another in its way .......

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Utter twaddle

The premiss of the story was ok but the writing was slow and repetitive. The main characters were neither likable nor believable. I listened to the end but was annoyed by the main character’s foolishness and lack of plausibility as a parent. Some twists and turns but most of them expected.

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The ending...

I love this author and the narrator is probably my favourite. The story was great however I was a little disappointed by the ending. Unless.... there is a follow on book? Overall I love KLSlater and it’s was a good book not one of your best. Keep writing :-)

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waste of a read

rubbish. worst book ever. do not listen to it. trust me. bad bad bad bad baf

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rubbish long winded and NOT a thriller xx boring <br />

rubbish mills and boon stuff. not a thriller.booooring .returning the book. long winded predictable yawny x

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Not up to the usual standard

Described as a gripping thriller, I found this book to be neither. It took an age to get going and then was totally predictable. The main character is unlikable and whines the whole way through the book. The ‘sting in the tail’ was a damp squib which was fairly obvious and the very ending unclear. Not her best.

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  • Wendi
  • 29-12-18

K L Slater.. losing her touch unfortunately...

I am giving this book a VERY generous rating of 3/5 stars because I love the narrator, and because I would hate for someone to read a bad review about K.L. Slater books and think they are all awful. Because, they aren't. Except for this one. And the one before it..

I love K.L. Slater books. I salivate over them. She has such an awesome way of pulling the reader or listener into the story and twisting the plot with a 'SURPRISE' that you just might have seen coming, but probably not.. The 'SURPRISE' in this book was not at all one I saw coming, which is another reason for the 3/5 stars.

So- we have a great narrator, and a fairly good 'SURPRISE.' The problem is.. everything that lead up to the end wasn't good. At all.. In fact, it was confusing and unlikable and I wanted to slap every character in the book. Hard.

We have a busy paralegal (Ellen), her husband (Sean), and their 10 year old daughter. They have agreed to stay together for the sake of their daughter but live separate lives because they've fallen out of love. It's not too long before the Mr. falls deeply in love with a woman, who happens to be his wife's boss.

The wife's boss has her own daughter who is the same age as Ellen's daughter. Ellen's daughter is thrown into a serious conundrum when dad starts dating her friend's mom of course- but then things take a really implausible term. In fact, the story line was so ridiculous and stupid, it was actually hard to finish the book. And the ending.. it would have been ok.. but then Slater adds an additional 'SURPRISE' to the already-shocking moment and it's soooo... dumb.

For those who have never read Slater, please don't start with this book. For those who have, you might want to skip this.. unless you are a die-hard fan like me. (Then again, if she keeps publishing this quality of psychological fiction, even the die-hards will wean off)

Advice to Slater- please quit trying to crank out so many books in such a short period of time. Your fans will wait. Sometimes, good things happen when we wait... (Just a suggestion, of course.)

-Wendi

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  • Princess Proton
  • 27-12-18

Slow in the beginning then too fast at the end

The book wasn’t full of twists and turns until the end. At times, it felt a little slow. I wish that the author would have gone deeper into the “why” - it was obvious but feels like the story ended too soon.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Debbie De
  • 10-02-19

The Closer to the 💓Ending

Lucy Price-Lewis voice is great and impacts how the listeners invocks the experience in the five senses of truly enjoying this audio-book. However, I now after finishing this novel feel as if I have been left unsatisfied after a much awaited sexual encounter... I am so hopeing K.L Slater does not intend to leave fans feeling high and dry? ....

This novel is unfinished and should have given the listeners a glimpse of the real endding?

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  • Jamie R. Smith
  • 19-01-19

Mediocre story

story was slow to deliver. storyline was predictable, except for a plot twist at the end.lead character whiny and weak.

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  • Hera
  • 19-12-18

Ridiculous Story

Reading this book was like eating a half-baked cake! The characters, weren't fully developed or relatable. The story was predictable and was much more like a public awareness advert for eating disorders. I thought it would never end and when it finally did alll was left hanging which is a fad that the smart thriller writers aren't using anymore. I don't think I liked or related to any of the characters and the story was just plain boring. Don't waste your credits on this one!

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4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Angie
  • 23-12-18

Omg

I seriously just have no words for this book right now. I honestly don’t know whether I loved it or hated it 🤔 worth a credit/buy tho. You’ll understand when it’s over.

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  • Teresa Kennedy-Hettwer
  • 11-08-19

Pulls you in. Then ends abruptly b

Hate the ending! Pulls you in. Then ends abruptly. Slow beginning. Lacked substance. Enjoyed the performances.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 18-06-19

Hated the ending

I hated this entire book especially because of the ending. I will never read another book by this author.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Angela M. Dokos
  • 02-06-19

Good book

Great story. Not fast paced but still holds your interest. Unlikable characters, but didn’t ruin the story. Great twist!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-03-19

Kept me interested

I would’ve liked this book but the characters irked me and although there were some twists that I couldn’t have guessed I found myself very upset about the ending.