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Blink Audiobook

Blink: A psychological thriller with a killer twist you'll never forget

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Publisher's Summary

Three years ago Toni's five-year-old daughter, Evie, disappeared after leaving school. The police have never been able to find her. There were no witnesses, no CCTV, no trace.

But Toni believes her daughter is alive. And as she begins to silently piece together her memories, the full story of the past begins to reveal itself - and a devastating truth.

Toni's mind is trapped in a world of silence. Her only chance to save herself is to manage the impossible: she must find a way to make herself heard. She must find her daughter.

A compelling, gripping thriller with a breathtaking twist that will keep you awake until the early hours. Perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, Behind Closed Doors and The Sister.

Please note that the last chapter of this audiobook was missing on release. This has been rectified and the full audio made available as of 28 February 2017.

©2017 KMW Enterprises Limited (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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    MarisaReads Seattle, WA 23/02/2017
    MarisaReads Seattle, WA 23/02/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Fast Paced Page-Turner"

    A good, well-paced novel that will grab you and keep you hooked until the last moment! Toni is a single mother recovering from the death of her husband and struggling to raise her five year old daughter Evie with the help of her mother but in a new town and with a new job, she feels alone. Evie seems to have taken the interest of her teacher's assistant, but she suddenly hates going to school, and Toni marks it up to adjustment. When Evie goes missing, the mystery is taken to new heights.
    There are many moments of clues in the story that you must try to retain to puzzle out later. There are several creepy characters in this book and you just don't know who to trust. The end is an explosion of twists and reveals, but I wished that the stories woven together were pulled together a little more, or the story drawn out a bit. The end felt like a bomb exploding oddly from a slow burn. Other than that, an easy read that entertains and thrills at times. Recommended!

    23 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Simon Somewhere between a pair of headphones. 18/02/2017
    Simon Somewhere between a pair of headphones. 18/02/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Blink! just Don't Miss It!"

    Another high quality thriller with the usual excellent narration from Lucy Price-Lewis who is one of the best female narrators out there. I found this one very well-written, it’s tight and economical and it feels like it packs quite a lot into its relatively short length. I say that but really not an awful lot happens, there is a lot of the ordinary side of life in here an yet it somehow just works. It very much deals with how we often struggle when the veneer of security that we think protects us is broken and life turns on tragic events. How seemingly strong people can be brought lower and end up being made to look much worse by the careless judgement of modern society.

    It uses a clever device of someone trapped within their own mind and the events of three years previously. The plot twists and turns and it’s genuinely difficult right up until towards the end to see your way to the ending. For me that actual ending itself was just slightly weaker than the rest of the book but I’ve read much worse and the journey to get there was genuinely exciting and unpredictable. Well worth a credit!

    22 of 25 people found this review helpful
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    Caroline Mitchell United Kingdom 27/02/2017
    Caroline Mitchell United Kingdom 27/02/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Genius - loved this book"
    What did you like best about this story?

    You know when you sit in stunned silence after finishing a book? Those few minutes when you're trying to get your head around the revelations which delivered a perfect ending? That's me now. This is the first book I've read by KL Slater and will definitely not be the last. The characters in this book were so believable and real, I found myself getting annoyed with them, wanting to hug others and wanting to give the main character a good telling off at times too. Only a skilled writer can draw the reader into this extent and I tip my hat to Kim for she writes with beautiful, touching believable prose.
    The second half of the book is very face paced and as each twist and turn is expertly delivered, I found myself unable to carry on with everyday life until I knew just a little bit more. It's outstandingly clever, definitely the kind of book I wish I had written myself. If you like a good psychological thriller with lots of twists and turns, then you will love this book.


    Any additional comments?

    The narrator did a fantastic job too.

    14 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    william mulligan 22/02/2017 Member Since 2012
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    "Don't bother"

    Sorry but ending seems rushed. Also
    the main character seems rather weak and pathetic. The twists are unbelievable and the whole thing a waste of time.

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    Book -devourer UK 12/04/2017
    Book -devourer UK 12/04/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Badly written and predictable"

    This is a depressingly poor novel, packed with cliches and manufactured tension and without a single believable character. The twist was entirely predictable.

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    Snowdrop 05/05/2017
    Snowdrop 05/05/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Really like this book"
    Would you listen to Blink again? Why?

    Yes. In time. I enjoyed the story and the performance.


    What about Lucy Price-Lewis’s performance did you like?

    She understood the characters, didn't go over the top with silly voices, and she moved the story along really well.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    If I had the time, yes. Even so, it didn't take me long.


    Any additional comments?

    A very clever story, with a few twists. I am usually good at concluding who is who and what is what, but a couple of twists in this book were surprising. It had a proper ending.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Kirsten Carlyle 02/05/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Great story"

    Great, thought provoking story with a few good twists. Leaves you in suspense until the end. Good pace and narration. Would recommend.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Chrissie 22/02/2017
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    "Thin storyline of child abduction."

    A thin storyline is stretched woefully in order to complete a book. Implausible characters, surround a grieving widow and her young daughter in a tale of child neglect and emotional abuse, ultimately child abduction and revenge. The child is the most engaging character in the book which despite the flimsy writing is well narrated. Not a good read, and in my view sensationalist treatment of very serious subjects.

    19 of 23 people found this review helpful
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    Laurence Sanderstead, Surrey United Kingdom 08/07/2017
    Laurence Sanderstead, Surrey United Kingdom 08/07/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Far fetched"

    Concept is ok, but the characters are often OTT and act pretty unbelievably a lot of the time. Lead character (Toni) is pathetic. I got quite irritated by that half way through and it was a struggle to keep listening.
    Narration is good.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lesleyv 12/04/2017
    Lesleyv 12/04/2017
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    "Not sure what all the fuss is about"
    What did you like best about Blink? What did you like least?

    This book is ok but not quite the masterpiece it is made out to be. I found it all quite irritating. Not quite sure what the killer twist was really it all seemed a bit overdone.


    Do you think Blink needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No I'm not interested enough in the characters.


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  • Michelle Harder
    09/05/17
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    "Entertaining"

    Right up until the end, I enjoyed it, so I'll give 4 stars. To me, the journey is just as important as the destination, and I found that I enjoyed the story even if not the payoff so much. The end felt rushed and a little forced...like trying too hard for the big twist...only the big twist wasn't really that big. In order for the twist to work well for me, there has to be adequate foreshadowing and clues along the way for me to look back and think OMG, why didn't I see that?!!! The twists in this either came out of left field or were too obvious. One more nit, which is wrapped up with the big twist is that the villain explained themself. I hate that. It's such an overused and cliched device in mystery/thrillers that it has begun to throw me out of the story every time I come across it. I can suspend disbelief for a story if it's something fresh, but I cannot suspend disbelief that every villain always gets the opportunity to spill their guts at the moment they are caught out, giving away all of their motives and methods in one long vitriolic diatribe. I've stopped reading books at the end when it happens, it irks me so much. This particular villain's rant was so close to the very end that I went ahead and finished....which, again, the end was just so rushed and sloppy that it didn't take long. In short: worth the read if you, like me, are ok with being entertained for the duration of the story even when the end is weak.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • meg
    20/09/17
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    "as always I love k l Slater books"

    I read the reviews for this book and I have to say I don't think it started slow. I was hooked right from jump. and couldn't stop listening. I have never been disappointed with any of k l Slater's books they are always so good. I can't wait to see if any other books of hers come to audible

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shenise Ramdeen
    07/06/17
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    "Complete waste"

    Bought this thinking based on the great reviews and was greatly disappointed. This was a waste of a credit.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Wendy CSL
    New Brunswick, Canada
    09/05/17
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    "Okay"

    The story was OK. It was somewhat predictable and the way some characters tied together was somewhat far fetched, however, it was entertaining and a quick read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Prose
    09/04/17
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    "Ending was a disappointment/ Spoiler Alert"

    I enjoyed the book as far as it pulled me through , making me want to know more. But the ending was such a disappointment because 1, I felt that the author got sick of writing and quickly wrote through an ending so that she could put it to bed. Two, such a big deal was made out of her taking the sedatives through the entire book, only for the ending to make like it was no big deal at all. There were many characters who could have been the kidnapper. The writer did a good job at making me wonder who it could have been. But at the end I was so let down, because the true kidnapper(s) were not even suggested that they could have been the ones. I felt a bit tricked. I felt like the author was having a little party and the reader was not invited. I gave it five stars because it did keep me interested, I just was disappointed at how the author did the ending as if on a whim.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • JK907
    Seattle, WA
    02/04/17
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    "BY FAR BETTER THAN "WHAT SHE KNEW""

    The summary is misleading, this is an excellent suspense/thriller that really does keep you on your toes. I compare this with "What She Knew" because I read it and the ratings are high, but this book, "Blink", has several more characters and therefore suspects and interweaving plotlon

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tiana Watson
    30/03/17
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    "Great Read"

    It was a bit confusing at the end to determine who was what due to different aliases but it was a great plot and kept you guessing until the end! which I love.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Erin100
    16/03/17
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    "Decent story."

    Held my interest. Easy to stay with.
    Wraps up in a neat little bow a bit simply but I won't complain.
    Narrator was very good.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Elizabeth
    30/08/17
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    "Blink"

    The story was well written. However, I expected a true psychological thriller. I had the story figured out in no time and it disappointed me.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Peggy
    Mount Pleasant, SC, United States
    09/09/17
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    "Really really bad"

    I would have returned it if Audible had let me. Bad plot, poorly writing but the narrator did what she could, I guess.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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