Finding Grace

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 22 Feb 2019

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I enjoyed reading this book. It had a good story to it. I liked the variety of characters in it. It is my first book read by this author. I hope to read more books by this author.
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Well Kim Slater has done it again, she just gets better and better and I just love the style of her writing.  I particularly liked how it kept moving from the past to the present and it kept me interested from the very beginning and I soon got involved with all the characters.

Overall this is a gripping psychological thriller with a great twist at the end and I can thoroughly recommend.  Well done Kim I cannot wait for your next book.

Thank you to Netgalley and Bookouture for giving me the opportunity to read this fantastic book.
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A great story line with brilliant main characters..  I read this book in one sitting as I couldn't put it down.
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Wow, I'm a big fan of K. L. Slater and having enjoyed all her previous novels, I couldn't wait to read this one ad it is her best yet.

Although stories about missing children are overly common nowadays, this one's builds a gripping tense plot. The characters are complex multilayered and unreliable with surprising twists and dark secrets all along.
I also loved the unpredictable outcome, all this made it an exciting addictive read that I devoured in one day.

Thanks Netgallery, Bookouture, and author K.L. Slater for an ARC of this novel and looking forward to read more  by the author.
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Finding Grace by KL Slater seems to have brought back the author's superb skill set in this novel that creates tension at the outset. Missing children novels are a dime a dozen lately, but Slater has set this story apart with a tense and gripping backstory. There's a lot going on with plenty of red herrings, mysterious actions by husbands, neighbors, fathers, etc., but I was pleasantly surprised at the outcome of the story, and way it twisted and turned along the way. Good book and looking forward to more from Slater. Netgally kindly provided me a free copy of this book for an honest review.
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This was exactly what you expect when you request a book by K L Slater . Exciting , pacey , plenty of suspects and red herrings . I really enjoyed it . Grace has just turned 9 and is allowed after some persuasion to walk home unaccompanied from her friends house just up the road . In the few minutes that it takes Grace goes missing and there is no trace of her anywhere . Her parents Lucinda and Blake have secrets of their own as do their friends and family . I must admit that I pretty much had everyone down as a suspect and one time or another and was quite surprised at the outcome . A brilliant read yet again 5 stars .
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Lucie and Blake are the parents of nine year old Grace who has gone missing on her short walk home from her friend's house at the other end of their street. Both Lucie and Blake are hiding secrets from each other, one a recent secret and one a long hidden secret from the past, neither of them likely to have anything to do with Grace's disappearance. Or do they?

At first I thought, 'not another missing child mystery', but it turned out to be so much more than that. An engaging and well written psychological thriller with enough twists to keep me guessing to the end.
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A nine year old girl has seemingly vanished on a walk home from her friends house, even though the friends father is supposed to be watching from his end and her father is supposed to be looking for her to arrive home. In this story everyone seems to be hiding something and one of these secrets may hold the key to Grace's disappearance. I enjoyed this book from beginning to end.
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K.L Slater seems to keep getting better with each book that I read. I was super excited to get sent this new book and was not disappointed. I was hooked from page 1 and had to keep reading until I finished it. This is a great psychological thriller that I strongly recommend.
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I would like to thank Netgalley and Bookouture for this ARC of Finding Grace.

This is my second book by K.L. Slater and she is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors.  Finding Grace did not disappoint; it was suspenseful and sinister and I couldn't put it down.  

Grace is a 9 year old girl who is wanting more independence.  Her parents (Lucie and Blake) agree to let her walk home from her friend's (Olivia) house, after all it's just down the street.  Lucie and Blake have set up a strategy to watch her come home (in a way that she doesn't she's being watched).  As Lucie is waiting for Grace to burst through the door, a sinking feeling is hitting her as the minutes pass.  Grace doesn't come home.  The search for Grace begins and so does a road of lies, twists and suspenseful plots.  Secrets don't stay burried forever.  

Very good read!!  I loved the twist at the end!
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A nine year old child goes missing and everyone is trying to find her.  This book has lots of twists and turns and many long kept secrets.  It does flip from present back to the mother's college years frequently, while only giving small bits of the secret.    At some point everyone is a suspect due to the many secrets being kept but the ending does tie everything up.  A very good mystery
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After relentless pestering from nine year old Grace, mum Lucie finally agrees to let her walk the very short distance home from a friend’s house, with appropriate safeguards in place. It will be no surprise to readers that Grace disappears. As the police investigate, the press hound Lucie and her husband, the public rushes to judgment and Lucie grows ever more desperate, a number of secrets are about to come to light...

Of course, missing child stories have been ten a penny lately, and this did feel a bit psychological-thriller-by-numbers at times (Mysterious Bad Thing in heroine’s past, gradually revealed in flashbacks: check). This particular Bad Thing was quite an original one, though, to be fair.

The story is very readable and generally well plotted, although in retrospect there are a few too convenient coincidences and a few things which don’t really make sense, unless I missed something. (Why did Grace leave her backpack at Olivia’s? Why would she happily get in a car with someone who she last saw saying horrible things about her Mum? How incredibly coincidental that this person happened to be driving past at the exact and only moment that Grace was unobserved!)

An enjoyable escapist read but nothing that will stick in my mind.
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Lucie and Blake are about to go through every parents worst nightmare when their eldest child goes missing. Within minutes of her going missing you can very much feel the tension starting to mount. It was almost unbearable at times, as hours go by and she still hasn’t been found.

I love how the author has you pointing the finger at so many people. I couldn’t make my mind up as to who could be behind Grace’s disappearance. Throw into the mix that there is something we don’t know about Lucie’s past and how that could feature in the present day, well the reader is in for one bumpy ride!

Finding Grace has plenty of twists and turns with some shocking outcomes. The suspense and tension literally jumps out from every page, keeping the reader alert and on edge throughout. An O to the M to the G of a read!
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Finding Grace by K.L. Slater is simply full on from the word go.  A nine year old child goes missing.  Two parents are in pieces.  One of them is a liar.  A not unfamiliar premise, but this one has enough twists and turns to keep you guessing right up to the final page.

Lucie and Blake Sullivan have a seemingly happy marriage and have settled into domestic contentment with their two children, Grace, age nine and baby Oscar, six months.  When Grace goes missing while walking home from a neighbour's house. secrets begin to emerge, and perhaps all is not as cozy as it seems.  As a neighbourhood constituent of Blake's tells Lucie, "plenty of us can see right through the facade."

The story unfolds primarily in dual timelines, through Lucie's recollections of sixteen years previously at university while she was in a relationship with the shady Stefan, and her current state of affairs surrounding the disappearance of young Grace.  We also hear the ominous musings of an unknown voice, someone who is watching, and waiting for Lucie's life to fall to pieces.

This is a novel that grabs hold and simply does not let go.  I could not turn the pages fast enough to discover what had happened to Grace on a seemingly safe and familiar walk through her own neighbourhood,  This is ultimately a cautionary tale, reminding us that the truth will always come out, and keeping secrets from the ones we love the most often yields the most dire of consequences.

Many thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture for this wonderful ARC.
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Finding  Grace by K. L. Slater was a psychological thriller that I read in one day because I could not put it down.
After a day out with her friend Olivia and family for her ninth birthday Grace disappears on her way home. The police are called and there is a search to find her.
The book alternates between present day and Grace's mother Lucie's experiences at university many years before.
A story full of secrets and lies that has many twists and turns. 
Thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture for my e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
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Loved the sound of this book and couldn't wait to start reading it,and I wasn't disappointed .It was a simple idea but the book was far from simple .I could picture the little girl walking home on her own for the first time,and her parents horror when she didn't arrive home.I couldn't wait to find out what had happened to her,and was reading way too late.No spoilers but I enjoyed the back stories as well as the present day drama.I thought it was a very entertaining and well paced book,and I enjoyed reading it.Thanks to the publishers and netgalley for an ARC.
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Just outstanding!!!! I read this book so quickly as I really couldn’t put it down, every time I did I found myself gravitating back to my kindle just to read a little bit more. It’s written in such a way that keeps you guessing and turning the pages want to know more as the tension builds. The characters are extremely well written so much so it was hard to work out quite what was going on and who did what making it a very clever book full of twists and turns, entertaining, absorbing and a damn good read what more can you ask ..just read it !!
My thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture for the chance to read the ARC in exchange for my honest opinion.
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Another great on the edge of your seat book by this author!! Great book all around. Enjoyed all the characters and the twists. Keep them coming K.L Slater, we will be waiting!!

Thanks to net galley and the publisher for an early release of this book.
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I'm sure most of you will know by now that K.L. Slater is one of my favorite psychological thriller authors and I always squeal a little whenever a new title comes out. And guess what? It's that time again! Oh yes, a new psychological thriller is coming to the stores very soon and what an absolute scorcher at that! K.L. Slater has truly outdone herself with her newest story Finding Grace, and I'm already having a feeling it will appear on my list of 2019 favorites... Such suspense! Such twists! If you like nailbitingly good psychological thrillers that keep you on the edge of your seat, look no further because you have found something new to read. I literally cancelled all plans, sat down and devoured Finding Grace in one sitting. Yes, it was just THAT good. You can never go wrong with her books, but this one might just be my new favorite... So, what's to like? First of all, it's the writing style which is just as solid, engaging and fabulous as always. You get not one, but TWO chilling storylines and secrets and mysteries to unravel... Flashbacks to sixteen years ago are mixed with the current dreadful situation, done in such a way that greatly enhances the suspense without things becoming confused or slowing down the pace. My heart went out for all of them and I just had to keep turning those pages to find out both what happened to Grace and what happened with Lucie all those years ago... And trust me, I definitely didn't see the reveals coming. Plot twist bomb after plot twist bomb will be dropped on you as you get more tangled up in the web of secrets and lies. They just keep coming! And trust me, some of them are seriously shocking. Finding Grace ticked all the boxes for me and more, and I can 200% recommend it to any fan of the genre. It's simply a must-read!

Finding Grace is definitely a great way to start the year with a bang. Well written, intriguing, suspenseful, complex and nailbitingly good: oh yes, say hello to my very first 5 star read of the year! I'm a big fan of her work in general and this one might just be my new favorite. What seems to be another kidnapping case at first glance turns out to be so much more... With a lot of extra layers, flashbacks and twists to form a properly complex and well executed plot. You will want to clear your schedule for this one, because it will be VERY hard to stop reading before reaching that final page.
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Imagine you have a 9 year old daughter ( Grace ) and you agree to let her walk home from a neighbours house, after a trip to Alton Towers, you and Grace’s friends parents are watching but a chain of small events mean as she turns the bend In the road no one can actually see her, just for a minute....then shes gone...disappeared....into seemingly thin air...
Distraught parents ( Lucie and Blake ) then have to face this realisation and find out why she has gone
The first part of the book gives  nothing away, there are hints and clues and you KNOW things are not as they seem, I felt a tense foreboding, it was palpable, I was almost anxious as little by little you realised there was more and more going to be discovered....cleverly woven together via the past past, the recent past and the present
As the book progressed you found out more and more and ( as an avid reader, been there, seen that 😃 ) cockily I thought I had it worked out...quite a few times, I hadnt!!....then the terrifying conclusion which again led me down one path to abruptly stop and turn 360^ as once again the author cleverly added more ‘twists’ to the tale
K.L.Slater writes books at an amazing rate, this being her 8th psychological thriller but the standard never slips and in fact I think this is one of my favourites
I have to mention 2 wonderful characters Nadine ( Lucies MIL) who I pictured kinda Joan Collinsey and was wonderful in her ( unwarranted ) cutting remarks and Barbara Charterhouse ( a local resident who actually plays a vital role in the end ) who was equally awesome in her twin tweeds and brusque manner!
A very easy to read and enjoy book which I read in 2 sittings and was unflawed in its suspense, story and characters 
10/10 5 Stars
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