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The Apartment: a review

Book Details:

Author: K.L. Slater

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

Publish date: April 28th, 2020

Pages: 269

Genre: Psychological thriller

𝑾𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 π’šπ’π’– 𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’‘π’π’˜π’†π’“ 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒆𝒆 𝒂 𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒐𝒏’𝒔 π’Žπ’π’•π’Šπ’—π’†π’” 𝒐𝒓 𝒔𝒆𝒆 π’šπ’π’–π’“ π’π’˜π’ 𝒇𝒖𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆?

𝐒𝐲𝐧𝗼𝐩𝐬𝐒𝐬: Freya Miller needs a miracle. In the fallout of her husband’s betrayal, she’s about to lose her family home, and with it the security she craves for her five-year-old daughter, Skye. Adrift and alone, she’s on the verge of despair until a chance meeting with the charismatic Dr. Marsden changes everything. He’s seeking a new tenant for a shockingly affordable flat in a fashionable area of London.

Adder House sounds too good to be true… But Freya really can’t afford to be cynical, and Dr. Marsden is adamant she and Skye will be a perfect fit with the other residents.

But Adder House has secrets. Even behind a locked front door, Freya feels as if she’s being watched: objects moving, unfamiliar smells, the blinking light of a concealed camera… and it’s not long before she begins to suspect that her dream home is hiding a nightmarish reality. Was it really chance that led her hereβ€”or something unthinkably dark?

As the truth about Adder House starts to unravel, can Freya and Skye get outβ€”or will they be locked in forever?

π‘πžπ―π’πžπ°: This book was quite the page-turner. It was gripping from the first page and while it was paced well, it was one I had a hard time putting down.

It’s a fast read and it was a nice change of pace to read a thriller that wasn’t a slow burn. I didn’t guess the ending but I didn’t really try either – something I have found that makes reading thrillers more enjoyable for me.

I did wish that a few of the characters and storylines had been expanded a bit. Freya was easy to connect with but the other characters, not as much. The ending felt slightly rushed but it had a great twist.

All in all, this was an enjoyable read with great writing and a fantastic creep factor present from the start. This was my first K.L. Slater book and certainly will not be my last. Available from your local bookstore on 4/28/2020.

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Thanks to K.L. Slater and NetGalley for a gifted copy in exchange for my unbiased review.