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Summary

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 enthralling psychological thriller you’ll listen to this year from the best-selling author K.L. Slater. If you love The Wife Between Us or Gone Girl, you’ll be totally hooked on The Marriage.

©2021 K L Slater (P)2021 Audible, Ltd

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Good but Inconsistent

Quite a few discrepancies with this. for example.. the main character goes to Jail at 18. 10 years later he is released and can drive? There are other inconsistencies too. But they are weak enough to be ignored and on the whole the premise is good.

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Good but predictable

I love this author but I feel like she's churning out novels and they aren't as good as they used to be. overall I enjoyed it but I had predicted the ending 6/8 in and thus the final two hours were just frustrating to listen to.

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K.L.Slater never fails.

Another excellent story line, beautifully narrated. Cannot wait to listen to another of her books.

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Page Turner!

Awww, what a riveting storyline. Had me hooked right from the beginning. The book kept me interested all the way through and I never guessed the outcome before it was revealed. Really clever construction. Loved the little twist at the end too. This is the first book by this author I have read ..... and I already have her next title in my library!

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Great Audible book

I really enjoyed this book . It keeps your attention for the whole way through. Not the ending I’d expected so the twists in the story made it more entertaining.

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Original

Certainly an unusual story. Enjoyable listen. Greatly enhanced by terrific narration. Plot relies on a lot of unnecessary secrets but probably wouldn’t be an intriguing story otherwise.

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Not the best of KL Slater

I absolutely love her books and read them all. This one didn’t have quite the same suspense as others. I still enjoyed it though

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Was ok

Just ok...but silly and not repetitive. Went on and on and could have been more succinct.

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Intriguing

Weird idea but good plot, well written and cleverly narrated. Well worth a listen
Won’t let you down

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Fantastic. couldn't put it down

loved it Another! Another great read . highly recomend as with other books by the same author.

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  • Mark D
  • 22-05-21

Decent

Nothing exceptional in this book. It was an interesting, but predictable listen. The editing was a little sloppy. Halfway through Jill starts calling her husband Richard which confused me since his name Robert.

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  • Tawny
  • 30-05-21

Welp...

This was like a puzzle where the pieces don’t quite fit right. I really like Slater, and I love Lucy Price-Lewis, but this one misses the mark for me.

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  • charlotte
  • 22-05-21

predictable

I have always liked K L Slater, had high expectation for this one.
I am kind of disappointed, this one is different from her other novels, not as exciting.
Lucy Price-Lewis, as always, performed exceptionally, amazing narration.

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  • lorialb
  • 27-05-21

Loved this book

I have read every book by this author. The marriage was a great book and didn’t disappoint. Loved the twist!

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  • Margaret Griffith
  • 30-05-21

Sneaky

Took me way longer than usual to figure out "whodunnit'! Nice little twist. Well played, Slater 😊

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  • Wendi
  • 27-05-21

Slater has written better..

The Marriage by KL Slater was a mediocre psychological thriller. The 'psychological thriller' part took a long time to get started, and I started to wonder if this element would ever present itself.

Two moms, each with a son the same age, are best of friends. Their friendship abruptly ends when their sons get into an altercation which results in the death of one, and the manslaughter charge of another. Ten years later, the convicted son marries his late best friend's mother, regardless of their past and their twenty plus years age difference.

The story is fairly absurd and the ending is not the greatest, but Lucy Price-Lewis does a phenomenal job of narration as per usual, and Slater is a talented author for this genre so I would still recommend the book.

-Wendi

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  • Kait & Jared
  • 04-06-21

Interesting premise but so Slow..

I enjoyed the performance from the narrator, she made the story worth it in the end. However, I was waiting for the book to get to the interesting part and I waited.. and waited. It was a struggle to not give up and start a new book but once I start a book, I finish it. After all was said and done, it was an okay book.

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  • Glenna
  • 31-07-21

Love it

Great story...I wasn't sure at first but a 1/4 thru the book I couldn't stop listening!! I like the plot and all the characters...A must read or listen to!!

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  • g
  • 27-07-21

Good and entertaining

Enjoyed the book some good twists clueless though as to the woman at the very end of the story is

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  • Kisha Nichelle
  • 24-07-21

As per the other review

I totally heard the Richard/Robert mistake. Besides that, good story, I was entertained. I’ll definitely check out other books from this author.