Top positive review
AN EXCELLENT PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER
Reviewed in Australia on 25 June 2017
Liar, by K L Slater was a well-thought-out and cleverly written story in the psychological/thriller genre about family control and it was absorbing. The plot also depicted lies, revenge, rivalry, ruthlessness and friction. The beginning of the book grabbed my attention immediately and I remained captured until the conclusion. I love a good, challenging puzzler and this book contained twists and misleads that were actually a surprise.
The characters were well-defined and developed. Widower and father of two young sons, Ben Jukes, seemed vulnerable, lonely, weak and later he became confused and torn. Beautiful Amber Carr, his new partner, seemed secretive and manipulative with sociopathic tendencies and her mind appeared set on implanting herself into the family. Judi, Ben's mother, seemed controlling, proud, over protective, consumed, desperate and fearful for her son and grandsons. The two women appeared strong willed, possessive and possibly unbalanced. At times, I was unsure what to think of them. Who was the villian? Who was the real liar? How far would each one be willing go to win the coveted prize of Ben and the boys?
The 'ride' was emotional, complex and disturbing, but intriguing. I can highly recommend this outstanding narrative to readers who love an excellent thriller. This is my second Slater read and she doesn't disappoint.