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Publisher's Summary

My husband was not a monster. No matter what they say....

The day my husband, Michael, stepped in front of a lorry after being questioned by the police, my world fell apart. He was devoted to me and our six-year-old daughter. But they’d connected him to the disappearance of a young mother from our tiny village.

Now I stand at Michael’s funeral, clutching my little girl’s hand, with tears in my eyes as I insist to all our friends that he died an innocent man. Yet the questions have started, and nothing I say will stop them digging for the truth.

But none of them can read the secrets in my heart, or know about the phone I found hidden in his toolbox....

I’m determined that my daughter will not remember her father as a monster. I will erase any hint of wrongdoing in this house whatever the cost.

Because to keep my daughter safe, the last thing I need is for people to start looking at me....

A completely gripping psychological thriller from the author of the number one best seller The Marriage. If you like Gone Girl, The Girl on The Train and The Wife Between Us then you will love The Widow.

©2021 K L Slater (P)2021 Audible ltd

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Twists & Turns!

The Widow by K. L. Slater, narrated by Lucy Price-Lewis was an awesome audiobook! Not only is the storyline suspenseful and engaging, but it's also filled with unexpected twists and turns, making for an unpredictable outcome! I'll let you read the plot summary on your own so I don't give anything away, but just know there is more than one storyline to follow. Pay attention to the dates and if you start to feel like there are too many characters to keep track of (like I did), just keep listening because any minute it will all come together and start to make sense.

In addition to the great writing, I found the narration by Lucy Price-Lewis to be outstanding! I am really happy I chose to listen to this one instead of read it because there was never a dull moment. I loved listening to her performance and definitely plan to hear more in the future.

Overall, I give The Widow by K. L. Slater, narrated by Lucy Price-Lewis 4.5/5 stars. The writing and narration are both top-notch, and fans of the genre are going to love it!

Thank you for reading my review. I hope it was helpful. :-)

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Ignore dramatic reviews

Ignore the main review that says this is so so terrible.. just give it a listen.
Some books start off slow, this is one. I mean, honestly it’s just a typical KL Slater story..the end is, for the most part, easily guessed. the story in between isn’t awful like one read it is. Great? No…Terrible? No….But, simply GOOD. Lol.

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Also glad I ignored previous reviews

I listened despite some negative reviews and enjoyed the book. There were enough twists to satisfy and I found the transitions to be smooth and believable. I would recommend the listen.

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enjoyable but not gory

I read some other reviews before getting it and was doubtful. This book didn't keep me on the edge of my seat,but it was good. No sex scenes, nothing gory. it was a mystery. I enjoyed it. I would read another by this author.

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Glad I didn’t listen to other negative reviews

I enjoyed this book! I love K.L.Slater books. It had me unsure up till the end.

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loved it.

Great narration and storyline. loved the accents and characters. Devoured it!! definitely would recommend this one!

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Complete waste of time

Repetitive, predictable, ridiculous story. To compare this book to Gone Girl and Girl on the Train is just wrong.

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Great Find!

This book was so good. It was suspenseful, great plot twists, great characters, loved it. I hope to read more of KL Slater!

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fabulous book

I read some negative reviews and almost decided not to give a listen to this book. I am so glad that I did. It didn't have me captured at first but is the book went on I was hooked. Do yourself a favor and listen to this book, It's wonderful.

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Couldn’t stop listening

Finished listening in 2 days. Loved the twists and turns that kept me guessing and wondering.

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  • Tess D
  • 12-21-21

Dull style of writing, ok plot

A little formulaic as it was easy to guess a lot of the plot very early on, but the main problem is that the writing style is so boring. It's almost how a child would write. We have to listen to every mundane thought that goes through Kate's head, and even if something is blatantly obvious it's still over-explained just in case we are too stupid to work it out for ourselves. I am astounded at some of the reviews that claim it's beautifully written - I can't imagine what they have read previously that makes this book receive such praise. The fast forward button was my saviour.

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  • David M
  • 12-20-21

Domestic Thriller

Usual domestic thriller with the woman as the lead character, lots of politics revolving around Mums at the school gates, straying husbands....that kind of thing. And of course being a thriller, there has to be a murder.
So, it's not intellectual, but really well done, plenty of twists but an easy listen. Nothing too complicated. Something to keep the listeners' interest all the way through.

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  • Lorna
  • 12-19-21

Enjoyable, but a few questions

This is very much an easy listening thriller, as another reviewer has said. There are a lot of threads, deftly woven together, and a neat tying up at the end. Downsides for me were rather too many long passages with people describing their feelings at length, no sense of even mild peril, and some rather unbelievable acts of forgiveness. Beautifully read.

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  • Weliza
  • 12-18-21

As always, K L Slater delivers

I am a big fan of K L Slater, and this book continues her legacy of interesting plots and easy listening. I enjoyed trying to work out the plot and I was surprised at the end. Highly recommended. Download it soon!

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 12-20-21

Enjoyable

I do like K L Slater's storylines, but in every book the kids are precocious bratts. Spoilt, demanding and whining. I wish she'd leave them out or at least, try to make them likeable!

Apart from that, I enjoyed this book lol

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  • JabberwockJess
  • 12-23-21

Trite and predictable

I found this book to be quite boring overall, with stilted unrealistic dialogue and a humdrum story. the best thing about it was the narrator who did the best she could with the source material

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  • lesley m.
  • 12-19-21

very Broadchurch

Great read. a bit of a lengthy introspection, but complex, well ordered plot. would recommend!

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  • EmilyD
  • 01-19-22

Over explaining!

I can’t believe I finished this. The writing was so bad it made me cringe throughout. The author over explains everything and the narration is flat and dull. The characters were also lacking. The storyline was ok enough to make me want to finish but it wasn’t worth it. Very amateur.

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  • Helen Mary Bingham
  • 12-20-21

A great listen

Great story with some twist and turns, well told too. I will definitely listen to more books by this author.

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  • Roger
  • 12-26-21

competent

The writing is competent but with zero originality. In fact a catalogue of well worn English phrases.

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  • Maz
  • 01-23-22

One of the best thrillers I’ve ever read!

Totally unputdownable…. A well thought out plot that has many twists and turns and most importantly an ending that doesn’t disappoint!
Full on entertainment and beautifully read!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-22-22

Additive

I absolutely loved the twists and turns. I found myself looking for any excuse to listen to this. Really fabulous.

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  • Greed
  • 01-16-22

slow burner

An interesting story, a little slow but overall not bad. I struggled with Michael not telling Kate what had happened as there relationship was "so" strong the one person he could have confided in was her, that took this book down a notch.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-04-22

dumbed down

as a murder-mystery, I had to keep reading to find out who dunnit, but the lead character was annoyingly soap-opera-ish and the narrative so repetitive, that I had to play at 1.3x speed to get to the end faster.

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  • Emma
  • 03-14-22

struggled

i really struggled to get into the story. I could not finish it and didn't get very far into it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-19-22

Disappointed

Took way too long to get into the story. Then the twist at the end made the whole story pointless. Was terrible!

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  • Robyn
  • 02-19-22

Amateurish

I don’t know if I can finish it. The structure is amateurish with counties technical errors. Groaning as I listen. The author really needs to undertake research into police and social services protocols for starters.
I’m surprised a publisher bothered.
Dreadful.

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  • julee latimer
  • 01-22-22

Excellent listen

Really enjoyed this story with its interesting characters and involved plot. Narration was fantastic including different accents and ages. Characters were multi layered, will be looking for more from this author. The only thing I didn't like was the title as it gives so much away at the start.

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  • Lisa McGarry
  • 01-22-22

Unexpected

Captivating. Loved it, kept me involved from the very start . Could not stop listening.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-23-21

Excellent ,.. story with a twist

Thoroughly enjoyed the storyline and narrator was awesome with their voice and accent making the characters come to life when reading.
Really good storyline I thoroughly enjoyed this book certainly kept a gripped well done to all

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