Blink by K. L Slater

blink-by-k-l-slaterAbout the Book

What if the person you love most in the world was in terrible danger … because of you?

Three years ago, Toni’s five-year-old daughter Evie disappeared after leaving school. The police have never been able to find her. There were no witnesses, no CCTV, no trace.

But Toni believes her daughter is alive. And as she begins to silently piece together her memories, the full story of the past begins to reveal itself, and a devastating truth.

Toni’s mind is trapped in a world of silence, her only chance to save herself is to manage the impossible. She must find a way to make herself heard. She must find her daughter.

 

Review

I read Slater’s first book last year. Safe with me was a memorable, fast-paced psychological thriller. I didn’t like the ending but I still enjoyed the book so I was super thriller when I found out that the author has a second book.

Blink by K. L Slater begins with a chapter titled before. In this chapter, we get to find out about the missing child. In subsequent chapters, there are narrations about events that took place three years before and other chapters about present events. The narration goes back and forth between the two timelines with the past dominating the first part and the present taking over the final part. The two timelines helps in explaining the events that led to Evie’s disappearance.

The book has multiple narrators. Toni is the main narrator. We get to see her trying to start a new life with her daughter after the death of her husband. Toni is likeable and easy to sympathize with even though I didn’t agree with all her decisions. She is portrayed as loving mother who is currently undergoing some struggles. There is another dark, twisted narrator whose identity I will not reveal for now. I have already said this before but I am always intrigued by the darker narrations. This narration was scary yet intriguing as we got to see the workings of a very twisted mind. I also really liked the fact that Evie was also one of the narrators. Another key narrator is introduced towards the final chapters of the book. The book definitely had really well-developed, memorable characters.

One of the main characters in the story is in a coma. I was fascinated by this character’s narration. It was interesting to see things from this perspective especially because the character is trapped in a world that nobody else can reach. The identity of this character remains a mystery up to the final section of the book. All along I thought that I knew who it was but I was dead wrong.

What I really liked…

Blink by K. L. Slater is quite suspenseful read, masterfully narrated. I couldn’t put the book down and I ended up getting through it last Saturday. The multiple narrations are interwoven skillfully to heighten the tension and bring everything together. I liked the twists and revelations throughout the book. I had a number of suspects throughout the book but I couldn’t have guessed the identity of the kidnapper.

I definitely recommend this book to all fans of psychological thrillers. If you are looking for a twisted, fast-paced thriller with unique, well-developed characters then I definitely recommend this one.

About the Book

  • Title: Blink
  • Author: K. L Slater
  • Kindle Edition, 295 pages
  • Expected publication: February 16th 2017 by Bookouture
  • Source: NetGalley ARCs
  • Rating: 5 Stars

 

 

 

 

 

23 thoughts on “Blink by K. L Slater

    1. The coma narrator was definitely different. I can’t imagine what it would be like to hear people and not be able to respond in any way. Creepy but weirdly fascinating narration lol

  1. Great review. I love whodunits and have actually started a series in the sub-genre. I like the way the reader acts as an investigator. Following the clues. Making assessments. And it’s nothing like a healthy dose of suspense to keep you on your toes.

    1. Thank you and I totally agree with you. I like mystery/thrillers for that same reasons. I especially like it when authors give readers so many suspects so you keep trying to solve the mystery up to the end 🙂

  2. Very well-articulated review, Diana. Where do people come up with the ideas for these books? Not only is the premise terrifying, but the idea of a character narrating from a coma? I don’t read thrillers… but this one really intrigues me. We shall see if I end up reading this or not. I’ve added it to my TBR!

    1. I totally agree with you. The whole coma narration was quite interesting and new. It made me think though. Can you imagine what it would be like to be trapped in a world like that. If you can hear people but can’t respond in any way. Its terrifying but fascinating at the same time 🙂

      1. There is a disease called Lock-In Syndrome where something similar to that happens. It’s terrifying. John Scalzi’s Lock In is a sci-fi book based on that. But there is also a memoir I haven’t read about the editor of Elle in Paris experiencing it. He learned to speak to people by BLINKING. WHAT?! I really need to read that book…

        1. OMG that is interesting. I think that is the condition that the coma narrator was on and I guess you’ve guessed exactly why the book is called blinking. Without sharing any spoilers, the whole story is about a missing child. The patient in a coma knows what happened but she can’t tell anyone because she can’t communicate. Thanks for letting me know about the memoir. I need to read that one 🙂

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