The Marriage – ARC Book Review

The Marriage: An absolutely jaw-dropping psychological thriller by [K.L. Slater]

Ten years ago he killed my son. Today I married him.

Ten years ago my darling son Jesse was murdered and our perfect family was destroyed. My strong, handsome boy, so full of life, became a memory, a photo I carried with me everywhere.

But today I’m finally close to finding happiness again. My ash-blonde hair has been curled into ringlets. Carefully placed white flowers frame my delicate features. The small, drab chapel has been prettied up with white satin, and there are tiny red hearts scattered on the small table where I will soon sign the register with my new husband.

The man who killed my son.

My friends and family can’t understand it. My neighbours whisper in the street whenever I walk past. How can I love a man like Tom?

They don’t really know me at all…

The most unputdownable psychological thriller you’ll read this year from the bestselling author K.L. Slater. If you love The Wife Between Us or Gone Girl, you’ll be totally hooked on The Marriage.

No. of pages:- 356 pages

Published:- will be published on 20th May 2021

Publisher:- Bookouture

Genre:- Romance

Wow! Ten years ago, a boy named Tom accidentally kills his friend, Jesse and was sentenced to ten years in prison. Then after he was released from the prison, he marries Jesse’s mother, Bridget, which was a shock to both Tom’s parents and Jesse’s girlfriend, Coral. What was the real motive behind Bridget marrying Tom? Is it for revenge? Tom’s mother, Jill is determined to find the reason and would do anything to annul the marriage.

I was so hooked into the story from the beginning and didn’t really want to put the book down. The story is told from the perspectives of Bridget and Jill, Tom’s mother, spanning back and forth between past and present. The story got more intense, dramatic with twists and turns you didn’t expect. The author did a good job keeping the reader hooked into the story and as I read on, I was craving for more! The characters to me are OK, though some characters I didn’t like much. The twist at the ending was unexpected that I couldn’t even believe that ending!!!

Overall, this is the second book I have read from this author and she didn’t disappoint me in anyway! An epic thriller with twists and turns that will keep you up all night–worth four stars!

Thank you Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC–the review is based on my honest opinion only.

K.L. Slater

Kim is the two-million-copy bestselling author of fifteen psychological crime thrillers. She has also written four Carnegie-nominated Young Adult novels as Kim Slater for Macmillan Children’s Books. Kim has an MA in Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.

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