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Today it’s my turn to be on the blog tour for *The Girl She Wanted by KL Slater. I’m a huge fan of KL Slater books. You may remember my reviews of Finding Grace last year and Closer back in 2018. So I was excited to get stuck into this one. Read on for what I thought.
What if my sister is unstable and everyone can see it but me? What was she really doing standing over Florence’s cot in the middle of the night?
Alexa has always looked up to her older sister Carrie. Carrie lives in Alexa’s family home, and adores her one-year-old niece Florence. Alexa doesn’t know how they would cope without her. So when Carrie is suspended from her job as a senior nurse, accused of the most terrible crime, Alexa reels in disbelief. Alexa knows how caring Carrie is, and as she watches Florence gurgling and cooing whenever Carrie is around, she knows her little girl is in safe hands.
Alexa’s husband doesn’t trust Carrie. He wants her out of the house, unable to ignore what people are saying about her. But when he suggests that Carrie could be a danger to their daughter, Alexa shuts him out. Nobody will ever come between her and her sister.
Then Florence is hurt while in Carrie’s care and Alexa at last starts to wonder. Alexa has always wanted to protect Carrie from the past they have hidden. But does Alexa know what Carrie wants? And will the secret that has kept the sisters together now destroy her little girl?
A completely gripping rollercoaster of a read about the darkness families hide behind closed doors. Fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train will be hooked on The Girl She Wanted.
What I Thought
I think The Girl She Wanted is just as fast paced as KL Slater’s previous books. I would have read it quicker than a few days if I wasn’t so busy! It was hard to put down, but then really easy to pick back up, so the momentum was kept going.
The story revolves around sisters Alexa and Carrie. Carrie is a senior nurse and A&E manager, a well-respected employee of the hospital. When her marriage broke down she moved in with her sister Alexa, and her family. Alexa is very close to Carrie and nothing will get between them.
When Carrie is suspended and accused of a serious crime at the hospital. and then when she is looking after Florence, Alexa’s 8 month old daughter, Florence gets hurt. Alexa’s husband turns against Carrie and blames her. Which Alexa doesn’t believe, as nothing will get between her and Carrie. It causes a lot of tension. I feel for Alexa caught in the middle, plus she has her own anxieties to deal with.
A huge 5 stars from me, full of suspense, twists and turns and keeps you guessing. Thoroughly well developed characters and fantastically written overall. If you have a few spare hours for a who dunnit read, then The Girl She Wanted is for you.
Where To Buy
Here are the other blogs on the tour for The Girl She Wanted. You can check out their reviews and content. Read what they think!
You can check out my book case of past reviews here.
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