Author: K.L. Slater
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Publish date: April 28th, 2020
Genre: Psychological thriller
𝑾𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒐𝒘𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒐 𝒔𝒆𝒆 𝒂 𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒐𝒏’𝒔 𝒎𝒐𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒔 𝒐𝒓 𝒔𝒆𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒐𝒘𝒏 𝒇𝒖𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆?
𝐒𝐲𝐧𝗼𝐩𝐬𝐢𝐬: 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 here—or something unthinkably dark?
As the truth about Adder House starts to unravel, can Freya and Skye get out—or will they be locked in forever?
𝐑𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰: 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.
Thanks to K.L. Slater and NetGalley for a gifted copy in exchange for my unbiased review.