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I love K.L Slater’s books – I’ve read most of them! So today I’m excited to bring you my review of her latest jaw-dropper – *The Marriage by K.L. Slater. It’s based on the concept that many of us can’t comprehend – marriage to your child’s killer. Which makes it unique and of course unputdownable like the rest of her books. Go on, carry on reading for my full review!
Ten years ago he killed my son. Today I married him.
Ten years ago my darling son Jesse was murdered and our perfect family was destroyed. My strong, handsome boy, so full of life, became a memory, a photo I carried with me everywhere.
But today I’m finally close to finding happiness again. My ash-blonde hair has been curled into ringlets. Carefully placed white flowers frame my delicate features. The small, drab chapel has been prettied up with white satin, and there are tiny red hearts scattered on the small table where I will soon sign the register with my new husband.
The man who killed my son.
My friends and family can’t understand it. My neighbours whisper in the street whenever I walk past. How can I love a man like Tom?
They don’t really know me at all…
What I Thought
K.L. Slater really pushes the moral boundaries with this one! 48-year-old Bridget has married Tom 20 years younger than her. That part isn’t so bad. BUT Tom has just got out of prison for a 10-year sentence for murdering Bridget’s son Jesse. You get all sorts of thoughts running through your head. What is Bridget’s ulterior motive? Can you fall in love with a person who has taken your child away from you? Deprived your child of seeing his son grow up. Yes, Jesse’s girlfriend was pregnant when he died.
One scene that was the most awkward to read was when Tom has to tell his long-suffering mum, Jill that he has married Bridget. Bridget was Jill’s best friend when the boys were small. The author really keeps you on your toes with this one. You will want to keep reading and reading until the very last page.
The Marriage is superbly written. There are twists, plots, secrets, family heartbreak and more! This one is a winner for me!
For many years, Kim sent her work out to literary agents but never made it off the slush pile. At the age of 40 she went back to Nottingham Trent University and now has an MA in Creative Writing.
Before graduating, she received five offers of representation from London literary agents which was, as Kim says, ‘a fairytale … at the end of a very long road!’
Kim is a full-time writer and lives in Nottingham with her husband, Mac.
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