mystery · suspense · thriller

*BLOG TOUR* The Secret – K.L. Slater ★★★★★

Blurb; You turn your back for a minute. And now your son is in terrible danger …

Louise is struggling to cope. As a busy working mum, she often has to leave her eight-year-old son Archie at her sister Alice’s flat.

Alice and Louise used to be close. But there’s a lot they don’t know about each other now – like the bottle of vodka Louise hides in her handbag, Alice’s handsome new friend and the odd behaviour of her next-door neighbour.

Archie is a curious little boy. He likes to play on his own at his auntie’s flat until one day when he sees something he shouldn’t. Now he has a secret of his own. One he can’t tell his mum. One that could put him and his family in terrible danger.

My Review; What a read! Brilliant. I enjoyed this… It is well written, easy to read, fast paced and contains short chapters.

At first this story makes you like all the characters and sets out the story perfectly… BUT THEN… It turns… I felt sorry for poor little Archie as no child should have to keep secrets, feel scared or feel unsafe especially around their own family. Then… I also started to feel for Alice! What a little star of a character she is. Constantly taking on little Archie and trying to get to the bottom of it all and expressing her concern, she really starts to build a friendship and bond with the little man even with her own illnesses ongoing.

However, I understand that Louise is struggling to cope but as a mother no matter what your child should come first. She really started to annoy me how much she passed her son onto Alice and didn’t even appreciate that Alice was always there. Taking advantage in my eyes.

BUT THINGS GET WORSE…

You will have to read it to find out. A brilliant read. A well deserved five stars. Highoy recommend. I am loving all of K.L. Slaters stories I have read so far and I think the covers are gorgeous and eye catching.

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