Why yes, I did just make a blog post about this book and how it says the over used phrase that is now like nails on a chalkboard to me, but honestly I really thought that this was a good book! Liar by K.L. Slater is the story of a woman named Judi, who takes care of her son Ben and his two children after the death of Ben’s wife Louise. That is until Ben finds a new girlfriend, Amber, and Judi gets shoved to the curb.
Amber is the perfect partner for Ben, it seems, she knows exactly what he likes, dislikes, and can do everything that Judi was doing for Ben, like picking up his children from school, or doing the laundry and cleaning the house. Of course, this irks Judi, and Ben tries to explain to her that it’s all for the best, the boys need a mom, and Judi is getting up there in age.
But there is something about Amber that Judi just doesn’t like. Maybe it’s the way she picks at the Sunday lunches that the family always has, or maybe it’s the way she snaps at the boys when Ben isn’t around. Something sinister is going on here, and Judi is bound to find out.
Of course Amber knows exactly what Ben wants, she’s only been following him for months. Her whole plan is to get into his life, and destroy anything she can possibly get her hands on, that includes Judi’s relationship with her grandchildren.
As soon as you pick up this book you won’t want to put it down, it’s definitely a page turner. The beginning of the book starts with the end, and although you can try and guess what really happens, you won’t really know until the very last pages. This is my first K.L. Slater book that I’ve ever read, and I was really impressed. She created a villain that got under your skin, but also made you feel sorry for, and her characters were real and engrossing. One other thing that I really enjoyed about her writing is that she created Judi in the first person, and Amber’s narrative was in the third person. So that you really understood where Judi was coming from, but Amber was very allusive. I plan on checking out more of this author’s work in the future, but for now, I think you will definitely enjoy this book if you are into psychological thrillers. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars, I received this one from Netgalley!