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The Visitor

Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
Length: 8 hrs and 41 mins
4 out of 5 stars (437 ratings)
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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.

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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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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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Excellent thriller

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

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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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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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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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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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-01-19

Such a completely boring book

This story went on and on about nothing. I did not like the characters and the story line was so predictable. It is thanking book you look and see how many characters are left and sign.

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  • vickey houk
  • 03-01-19

Slow confusing

I have read most of this authors books and I usually love them but this one was very confusing it would go back in time and you would get computers because they wouldn’t tell you you were going back in time it was very slow until the very last two hours of the book I do not recommend

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-01-19

very far fetched!

love the narrator (who I think does all of the books by Slater). This book starts off really engrossing. lots of good character development and really suspenseful situations... then the last 30% is, frankly, really unbelievable. i usually really like Slater's books, and I know some of her others have quite far fetched endings, but this one was just... too much. To the extent that I completely lost interest.

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  • Susan Vilas Grulee
  • 28-12-18

This author-narrator combo never fails.

The Visitor is another deliciously creepy psychological thriller by K.L. Slater, exquisitely arrayed by Lucy-Price-Lewis. As in all her novels, there is deep character development, rich layering, and vivid sense of place. I tried one of her books as a daily deal, and am now hooked. I love this narrator so much, I have discovered other authors, by searching for more of her narration.

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  • D. Martzall
  • 12-12-18

meh

Alright to listen too but not very interesting. It was not one of her best books.

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  • Susan D.
  • 14-11-18

The best author!!

K.L. Slater is by far the best psychological thriller author I've found!! Can't wait for another!