Title:- The Narrator
Date published:- will be published on January 6th 2023
No. of pages:- 363 pages
Genre:- Psychological Thriller
Overall rating:- 4/5
What if the chance of a perfect life… put your daughter in grave danger?
Being a single mother is tough, but I’d do anything for my little girl Scarlet. I’d given up on my career as a voice actor when the call came, but suddenly I was the new narrator for a secret book from bestselling author Philippa Roberts, who has been missing for eight months. It was a lifeline for me and my daughter.
I hated that it meant leaving Scarlet with my ex in his perfect new home with his perfect new girlfriend. But I knew it was the right thing to do.
But as I start reading Philippa’s new novel, I start to wonder if it’s no coincidence that I’ve been chosen to narrate it. There’s something hidden in the pages of this book, I’m sure of it. Some clue to Philippa’s disappearance. And I don’t feel safe. I think I’m being watched. My room has been searched.
And then my ex’s girlfriend calls in tears and everything starts to click together. If I don’t find answers fast, I’ll lose more than my second chance. I’ll lose my daughter
The Narrator is about a best selling author named Phillipa Roberts who was being kidnapped at the beginning of the book. Eve who is the audio narrator of her books finds out that Phillipa’s wife, Fleur had discovered an unfinished manuscript. Eve was chosen to narrate the book and finds the book gives a clue about her disappearance. Eve was also not happy to leave her daughter Scarlet behind with her ex Hugo and his perfect girlfriend, Saskia.
Unlike her previous books, I didn’t find this book as intriguing as her previous book. Also I didn’t find this book fast paced as her previous book but maybe it was just me. Nevertheless, this book had some twists and turns, the ending was what was a completely unexpected ending. Slater however manage to keep the reader hooked into the book, which I think was a good job. I do like that we got a sneak peak at what the publishing world is really like out there and overall, in my opinion, it was a good thriller book. Worth four stars.
Many thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for the ARC. The review is based on my honest opinion only.
im is the number one bestselling author of sixteen psychological crime thrillers. She has sold over two million copies of her books worldwide. 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 and lives with her husband in a small Nottinghamshire village.
Publishers: Bookouture, Sphere, Grand Central, Audible
Agent: Camilla Bolton at Darley Anderson