Closer by K. L. Slater Review

Closer is a psychological thriller that will have you guessing from start to finish. To be honest, I had sort of a hard time getting into it at first and almost discarded it but something peeked my interest so I kept reading and boy am I glad!!

Here's a synopsis:
Shaun and Emma have agreed to split up. Now, Shaun has a new woman in his life. Joanne Dent. She's also Emma's boss. When their daughter Maisie starts spending time with her dad and his new "family", Emma soon notices a change in Maisie's attitude. She shuts herself from the world and looses weight fast. Emma knows Joanne is not who she says she is but nobody will listen to her. She has to find out what's going on before it's too late for Maisie.

The story flicks between characters, mainly from Emma's point of view, to her daughter Maisie and Emma's boss Joanne. From the start and all the way through the book, I was on Emma's side. Like her, I would go to all lengths to protect my kids and make sure they are happy and living at their full potential. I was getting so irritated by Shaun's dismissive attitude when Emma expressed concerns about their daughter, Maisie. I wanted to shake him so he would wake up and realise his daughter was in distress. As for Joanne, I thought she was straight up evil. The worst stepmother to Maisie. Making her feel so self conscious about her weight and making it known her own daughter, Piper was perfect in every way. As for Maisie, my heart broke for her. This 10 year old little girl had to not only deal with her parents splitting up, she was shoveled right and left between her mom and her dad with his new "family".

Closer was a truly gripping read that makes the reader feel all sorts of emotions. Some characters truly got under my skin. The author did a phenomenal job in keeping the reader on the edge of their seat until the very end, which I didn't see coming at all!

Thank you NetGalley, Bookouture and K. L. Slater for my electronic copy in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating: 4 stars


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