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Summary

He'll make sure she never wants to leave.... 

Holly never thought she'd move back to her hometown, but then something terrible happened. She doesn't know if she can recover. But she knows she can never tell another soul. 

People say her neighbour, David, is 'different'. He doesn't go out much, and never after dark. But in David, Holly finds just what she needs: a friend. Someone who's always there. 

No-one knows Holly's secret or where she lives. She has left the past behind. She is sure of it. So why does she feel as though she's in terrible danger? 

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

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A Drama That Doesn't Quite Deliver

The thriller genre is a fairly broad church containing everything from Jack Reacher's famously high body counts to the kind of books that K L Slater writes. These Slater books are more well-written dramas than outright thrillers and this one more than most. I found it engaging and enjoyable even though it is an extremely patient and low key setup. It is of course extremely well read by Lucy Price-Lewis who is one of the best narrators in the business for these kinds of books. There is a lot to like here.

Unfortunately, after the slow patient build up the last hour or so of the book suddenly goes a bit crazy. Although several of the key characters are built up for potentially odd behaviour it all just loses cohesion in a frantic final denouement that just didn't feel fitting. There were just too many convenient examples of characters dialling up the unexpected.

I will stick with this author, she has a quality of writing about her and an eye for making relatively mundane situations genuinely engaging but I felt oddly dissatisfied at the end of it all. She just didn't convince me like she has in the past.

49 of 50 people found this review helpful

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Gripping Psychological thriller

very well read by the narrator and never expected the ending. I have enjoyed all of K.L. Slaters books and can't wait to read any future books.

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Excellent thriller

This book keeps you second guessing all the way through with a nice twisty ending

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The Visitor

This was OK crime thriller, but rather unbelievable and far fetched at times. The character of David was written as though he was autistic, but it was never explicitly stated.

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another wjnner

loved it as i do all her books. the character's the twists and the never saw that coming ending. keep them coming k l slater.

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Brilliant!

Really enjoyed this. Great author. Held my attention all the way through and provided a great ending.

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An okay listen

I have listened to a few other KL Slater books and really loved them so was looking forward to this one, however to be honest it was a bit disappointing. Not as many twists and turns as her other stories and quite predictable

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Disappointing

There was so much scope for this story to expand, it just seemed like the bare bones. I like the author normally so was disappointed, I was waiting chapter by chapter for it to start properly. All the way through I was expecting more, in all the reader was good but the plot was poor. Sadly I did not enjoy it.

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Dull, dull.....dull!

Very strange. Long and drawn out. Really hard to follow because nothing really happening. Stuck with it on the assumption something had to happen soon.....but alas it didn't. Dull, dull, dull. Really sorry to the author but not for me.

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A well read story populated unlikeable characters

Most stories, particularly of this genre, have at least one likeable character. This story revolves around several characters, all whom are psychologically damaged or have nasty secrets. Made the listening quite uncomfortable for me as I could sense that there would be no Hollywood ending to satisfy. I have read other books by K. L. Slater and know that there are always twists and turns and probably an unlikely one towards the end. The twist in this story was more unbelievable than most but since I hadn't formed a fondness for any of the characters, it made little difference. Not the best but readable.

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  • Mystical Lady
  • 17-05-18

Beginning was slow but picked up

At first I thought it would be a dud. Glad I didn't stop listening. The twists and turns really threw me and the ending was awesome. A good book all around. I'm glad I bought it. 😀😀

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  • Anonymous User
  • 19-07-18

Great book

Great book with a great twist but it wasn’t the best from K L Slater

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  • Brian A
  • 18-05-18

Good not great

I've read all of K L Slaters books. While not on the level of some of her past books it's still not bad. Took me awhile to get into this one but it picks up about halfway in. Not bad but she has better ones.

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  • Feviegirl
  • 24-05-18

Dull - and then ridiculous

I've read all of Slater's books, and, while none are what could be called "substantial", this one hits a new low. It's an average, albeit boring, story for three-quarters of the book, and then BOOM: it becomes completely ludicrous and laughable. Even Lucy Price-Lewis can't save this drivel. I think this will be my last Slater book.

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  • DinAls
  • 02-09-18

Keep reading, a slow start but well worth the time.

I rather enjoyed this story, though a bit slow to start, K. L. Slater is a sneaky😀 one, and just when you begin to wonder if you should invest your precious time BAM! The real intrigue begins and so does the rollercoaster ride.
Listen, read or both BUT don’t miss out on this story.

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  • A&S
  • 22-08-18

Suspenseful

Great Narrating. Story very captivating and suspenseful. It held my attention and had a very unexpected ending.

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  • lisa
  • 13-08-18

loved it

easy on the ears to listen too, kept my attention thru the entire story. was very surprised at the ending didn't see that coming.

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  • Tony Damiani
  • 02-07-18

Misses the mark

I'm a big KL Slater fan. She simply missed the mark with this one. It took soooo long to develop Holly's backstory that the reader was much less invested in her. Without spoiling the plot, I must say it would have been so much better to drop at least some of her motivation much earlier in the book. The twist at the end was well thought out but by then you just didn't care enough about the characters. This had some of the makings of a really great psychological thriller but missed the mark completely.

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  • Deanna K.
  • 18-06-18

Can't Even Finish

Debating to ask for my money back on this one. At this point I don't think I'll even finish the book

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  • Theresa P.
  • 13-06-18

OK

I had a hard time keeping focused. I like my books to move more swiftly.