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The Visitor by K.L. Slater #BookReview #travelingsistersread

The VisitorThe Visitor by K.L. Slater

Brenda’s rating & Review: 3 of 5 stars

I was lost in the shadows of the trees in the murky coulee with three of my Traveling Sisters reading The Visitor.

The Visitor is a fast, easy and entertaining story that started off a little slow for us but still kept us interested enough to turn the pages.

K.L. Slater does a good job creating mysterious characters here with our main characters Holly and David. Both characters had us feeling a little uneasy with one who is always watching and the other one pretending to be someone they are not. Like our characters, we started to feel a little vulnerable in the coulee and we kept looking over our shoulders for someone watching us or tracking us down. As secrets are revealed we started to feel a little less vulnerable and the story didn’t quite come together for us as well as we would have liked.

Published on March 2, 2018

Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and K.L. Slater for a copy to read and review.

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Susanne’s Review

Holly is a woman with a past which haunts her. Now she returns to her home town with an agenda. Finding a place to live is easy. A woman named Cora takes her in. Little does Holly know, Cora has secrets too. David, Cora’s next door neighbor lives with his mother. He keeps tabs on everyone in the neighborhood. He even has cameras setup outside of his home (not that anyone knows that) and he also fills a notebook with everyone’s daily activities. It’s kind of like a neighborhood watch to the extreme. Over time, Holly and David become friendly. When both of their pasts catch up to them, they need each other’s help. And then, well, something wicked this way comes.

David is creepy and his actions kind of scare you, but then so do Holly’s. She is twisted and wholly unlikable. “The Visitor” by K.L. Slater was a well written mystery/suspense though I found it to be somewhat predictable, which was unfortunate. It was however a fast-paced, easy, enjoyable read.

Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and K.L. Slater for an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

 

 

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Last Night by Kerry Wilkinson #BookReview #travelingsistersread

Last NightLast Night by Kerry Wilkinson

Brenda’s rating & review: 3.5 of 5 stars

I was lost in the mushy, grassy field in the desolate coulee with Kaceey and Susanne reading Last Night. Things started off a bit slow for us with this story and at times we wanted to nod off in the coulee, however, there was enough suspense to the story to keep us turning the pages right to the end.

Kerry Wilkinson does a good job creating an interesting, unlikable, and unreliable character here with our main character Rose. A dense fog soon fell over us in the coulee as we tried to piece together along with Rose the missing pieces from her memory. She kept us guessing as she created confusion with some twists and turns and we could feel her fear with every turn she took. The tension built for us as she starts to unravel the mystery of what happened last night and in the end, the fog cleared and we were satisfied with the ending.

Publication date March 28, 2018

Thank you, NetGalley, Bookouture and Kerry Wilkinson for a copy to read and review.

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Kaceey’s Review

3.5 Stars

Rose just had the oddest of nights. On her drive home from an out-of-town meeting, she mysteriously awakens in her car, in the middle of a field. Drawing a complete blank, no clue what happened, how she got there. And just to add to the shock of it all, Rose notices blood on her windshield! But she’s unhurt…and there is no one else around.

Rose is a woman shrouded in mystery. What happened all those years ago that she doesn’t want anyone discovering? What exactly happened in that field? And why won’t she confide in her husband?  Her car keys are in the fridge, her work card is missing, AND to remind you…Rose waking up in the field! Is someone gas lighting her? Or is she really losing it?

This is the second book by Kerry Wilkinson I’ve read. While I absolutely loved The Girl Who Came Back this one didn’t quite rise to the same level. Don’t get me wrong – it had all the mystery and twists I look for, but it never “grabbed me.” I missed the connection with Rose.

Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Kerry Wilkinson for this ARC to read in exchange for an honest review.

Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Kerry Wilkinson for an ARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review.