9 hrs and 58 mins
Slater Snares Me Again
Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest
Very good, thoroughly enjoyed,
Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects
STAR RATINGS GUIDE
💛 Who Can You Trust? That's the question in this tense, unsettling and addictive thriller from K.L. Slater.
💚 Alexa loves her sister, Carrie. Carrie's always been there for her and for her daughter, Florence. But as the story unfurls, so does Carrie's trust in her sister. And I felt like I was along for the ride, constantly doubting characters and their motives.
💜 What I loved about this was the intrigue. K.L. Slater is like the chess master of the thrillersphere, always seven steps ahead, always thinking of new ways to confound. She layers lies upon secrets upon illusions and always has sky high stakes, like the threat of Alexa's daughter being taken away by social services.
❤️️ In classic Slater style, there are frustrating injustices that I was desperate to see righted. In this case, it was Carrie continuing to live with Alexa and Florence despite the problems it caused. Now, Slater did take this a bit too far. The lost star is for the classic trope of the naive character. Alexa is slavishly loyal to he sister. Normally, this would completely put me off, but it's more believable here because Carrie is so controlling.