Finding Grace

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 22 Feb 2019

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This is a book that will grab your attention from the very first sentence until the last. I am a huge fan of K.L. Slater and every book that I have read is as good as the one before. Absolutely rush to pick this winner of a book and prepare to loose yourself in the story. Already looking forward to the next one. Happy reading!
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This book has many twists in the plot.  Slater will keep you guessing until the very end!  This wasn't my first book by Slater & it surely won't be the last!

Lucie & Blake, let their newly nine year old daughter, Grace, walk home from a friend's house for the first time.  Her friend lived just down the street, so they agreed both sets of parents would watch her until she reached home.  After a set of unfortunate incidents, Grace disappears on her way home. Lucie begins questioning & doubting everything & everyone during the investigation, even her husband, best friends & neighbors.  Will they find Grace, who is a diabetic, before it's too late?

Definitely a page-turner & worth the read!!
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Finding Grace is about a nine year old girl that goes missing. It takes less than five minutes for Grace to walk home from her best friends house. And in that  time she disappears. Her mom has flashbacks of her time in college and and if the things she did has anything to do with Grace being gone.                               I enjoyed the book very much. I've never read this author before but I will read .more by her in the future. The ending has a little surprise twist  to it.             I want to thank netgalley  for the opportunity to read this book for a honest review.
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5 Stars

Thank you to NetGalley, K.L. Slater and Bookouture for letting me read this amazing book. 

I loved Blink and have the other books by this author still on my to read shelf, so I'm really looking forward to reading them. 

This book is an amazing read and full of twists and turns that I was not expecting. A real page turned that I would highly recommend. 

Well done K.L.Slater for gaining another fan and giving us an amazing psychological thriller that had me booked and feeling slightly scared at times.
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Really enjoyed Finding Grace.  In my opinion it stood out from other novels with similar storylines because it really hinted that it was “this person” or “that person is lying” And you’d think that you knew who took Grace and then keep reading and something else would change your mind.  I loved the present and past story lines as well.
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Thank you Netgalley for the opportunity to preview this ARC of Finding Grace by K.L. Slater.

Lucie and Blake are taking a big leap of faith as parents by allowing their 9 year old daughter, Grace, to walk home alone from a friend's house alone.  However, what should have been a quick five minutes, quickly turns into a nightmare as Grace never comes home, despite being watched by her parents, and her friend's parents.  

As the investigation ensues, Lucie doesn't know who to trust.  Are her neighbors who they really seem?  Does her politically active husband have things to hide?  Or have old demons from her college days returned to haunt her.  Regardless of what it is, her diabetic daughter needs to be found.

I did enjoy unraveling this one, but ultimately I found the writing weak, or to be fair, weaker than I have read in stories like this.  The ending in particular fell really flat.
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Finding Grace is the eighth psychological thriller, a fast-paced psychological thriller that will reel you in, from beginning to end by best-selling author K. L. Slater. This Even though it deals with another “missing child” plot, I am amazed at the high quality of writing, that she continues to achieve. I am a fan of her writing, and have read all of her books.

Lucie and Blake Sullivan’s daughter, Grace, had been on a trip to Alton Towers, with her best friend, Olivia and her parents, Bev and Mike, as a birthday treat for turning nine years old yesterday. Grace’s parents allow, for the very first time, to let their daughter, Grace, make the four-minute walk back home alone from a friend’s house just down the street. 

But no sign of Grace…she doesn’t return. Every Parent’s nightmare!

Her parents are devastated! What if someone has taken her?

The police are notified and the search begins, but to no avail.  Grace seems to have vanished into thin air. 

But both Lucie and Blake have secrets they are keeping from each other. Lucie harbours a terrible secret of her own. One that she has never shared with anyone, even Blake … 

Then Lucie receives a terrifying message. If she is ever to see Grace again, Lucie has no choice but to face the past she tried hard to bury forever. And she must do it alone. 

This is a fast-paced plot, well-developed characters that builds to a high climax. I love the twist in the end that I didn’t see coming. Highly recommended.

Many thanks to Bookouture via NetGalley for my digital copy.
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I received this book "Finding Grace" from NetGalley and all opinions expressed are my own. This book is a really slow read. When I read a thriller I want to be on the edge of my seat. I want to look forward to reading the book. I did not feel that way with this book. The missing child story - who done it? Guess I have to pick my selections more carefully.
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How does a parent cope when their child goes missing ?  This is what happened when Lucie and Blake Sullivan make the decision to allow their 9 year old daughter walk home alone from her friends house . Although it’s only a five minute walk and unbeknown to Grace her parents and her friends parents are watching her every step of the way . So why does she not arrive home and where is she ?  It’s every parents worst nightmare.

Yet again KL Slater has written another great psychological thriller .  I found it hard to put down and read it very quickly . It wasn’t a fast paced read but one that was full of suspense and I found myself suspecting numerous people and not knowing who to trust .   A great read.
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“Finding Grace” is a new psychological thriller by K.L. Slater.  Grace just turned nine years old, and all she wants is to walk home from her best friend’s house just around the bend.  Lucie and Blake, her parents, finally agree, but when Grace doesn’t make it home their lives will change. 

A police investigation begins and with it brings out secrets from the past and present, but whose secrets are the reason for Grace’s disappearance? And will they figure it out in time to save their daughter? 

This was my first book by Slater, and I really enjoyed it. The story starts in the present day and at times goes back to the past.  I liked this style of writing for this story because it helped with the plot.  It was a solid thriller that had some surprises along the way.  There was one big twist at the end that I really didn’t see coming.  That says a lot for me about a thriller.  I look forward to reading more of Slater’s books. 

Thank you NetGalley and Bookouture for and ARC in exchange for my honest review.
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"What happens to the bad things people have done?"

Lucinda (Lucie)Sullivan is about to find out the high price she's going to pay for something she did back in her university days. Now married to Blake, a local councilor, Lucie has a 9-year old daughter named Grace and an infant son, Oscar. Things are going well for the little family and Lucie has put her anxiety disorder to rest and is enjoying domestic bliss well enough when the unthinkable happens. Grace is walking on her own for the first time, home from visiting a friend just a few minutes up the street, when she vanishes. Despite the fact that she was being monitored by two grown men on opposite ends of the street, Grace does not make it home. Police are called, news appeals are done, and Lucie is existing in a twilight of dread and panic. When days go by without Grace being found, Lucie gets a note from someone in her long buried past. NO SPOILERS.

The story moves along at a good pace with a few surprising twists along the way, but I never worried for Lucie or Grace for some reason so the suspense and chills weren't as prominent as usual for a psychological thriller novel. I think it may be because I've read so many "missing children" books this past year. I can't say, either, that I warmed to Lucie or felt a real level of empathy for her plight. 
I've read all of this author's previous books and will continue to do so in hopes that her next one will grab me a bit harder. The writing, as always, was excellent and I'm sure many will find this tale compelling.

Thank you to NetGalley and Bookouture for this e-book ARC to read and review.
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K.L.Slater   Finding Grace

I’m a fairly new guest to K.L. Slaters warped and twisted mind, but it’s a place I will definitely be visiting again.  What a book, my only problem was that I had too many jobs to do so didn’t have peace to read it as quickly as I would have liked. I was quite chuffed with myself as I guessed one or two bits but I’m glad I was nowhere correct with about who the main culprit turned out to be.  

Grace has spent days telling her parents that ‘she’s nine, she’s a big girl now’ and that she was big enough to walk home alone; after all it isn’t much more than a four-minute walk.  Eventually giving in to her they make a deal that her friends dad Mike is to watch her from that end and Graces dad, Blake is to take over from round the bend and watch her home. After all they live in a nice ‘respectable’ area, these things don’t happen to people like them, do they?

This is what happened next, Grace didn’t come home.  Mike heard his wife calling him so he went back into the house and didn’t watch her, as he should have done. As her dad is walking down the path, the moss covered path he slips, maybe if he wasn’t staring at that damned phone he would have seen her and she would have been safe, wouldn’t she? 

When you look at the wider characters almost all of them have lied, almost all of them have lied and all of them are afraid to speak out. Apart from Blake’s mother that is who had no filter whatsoever and she certainly had no love for Lucie that was for sure. 

I’ll happily recommend this to every fellow bookworm I meet.  5 stars from me.

Read for an honest review.  Thank you Bookoutre and Netgalley
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'Freezing cold fingers unfurled at the bottom of my spine and commenced a slow crawl up each and every vertebrae.'

"I must’ve walked this route a thousand times with Grace , and at our nice easy pace, it’s never taken more than five or six minutes to get from Mike and Bev’s house to our own front door. Grace should have certainly at least reached the bend.
 I get there, panting. I can visualise her surprised face as I bump into her… She’ll chastise me for checking up on her. I’m not a baby, Mum. I’m NINE now! Her new favourite phrase echoes in my head. 
My eyes are clouded with fear as I round the bend, but I force myself to focus. To breathe. 
There’s a woman walking a dog, a young mum with a toddler in a pushchair and a couple of teenage lads who’ve just hopped over the fence from the small park.
 But I can see immediately that there is no sign of Grace."

Newly released February 14, 2019. Now Available! Highly recommended!

Finding Grace by K.L. Slater is a fast paced, psychological thriller from beginning to end! If you like twisty, chilling reads, this one is for you! 
The first book I read by was BLINK and it nearly did my nerves in! This was no exception, doing a proper job of jangling them up yet again! I never knew what I was in for around the next bend and was caught off guard every time! Silly of me for thinking I had it all worked out! I have many more of novels on my shelves and they are all on my list to read this year. I wonder what kind of shape my nervous system will be in by the time I'm done. But I can't wait to find out! 

Thanks to NetGalley, Bookouture, and K.L Slater for my digital copy to read and review.
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This was my first time delving into a book by this author. I know I'm a day late as Valentine's Day was yesterday but I think I'm in love.
I can't believe I've been missing out on this author for so long...
Finding Grace is simply outstanding. 
From the minute I picked up the book I was engrossed. I didn't want to leave it down.
How could your daughter disappear when you say you were watching her walk home?
Did you take your eye off her for a few seconds?
Nine year old Grace vanishes into thin air when walking home from her friend Olivia's house which you can almost see from her own house.
Her dad is out watching for her, slips on some moss in the garden and from the time it takes him to get back on his feet, Grace has vanished.
You can feel the hairs rising on the back of your neck such is the panic and tension in the air as her parents wait to hear what news the police will bring them. 
Each one suspecting the other one isn't telling the truth...
It has got to be every parents worst nightmare...
Superb storyline, amazing characters.....
Check this one out, I promise you won't regret it....
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Love KL Slater books so was excited to be given the opportunity to read this. 

The background: Lucie, the main character is married to Blake and is mother to 9 year old Grace and her brother baby Oscar. The story line centres around Grace going missing during a 5 minute walk home (her first walk home alone) from her friends house after a day out.  Frantic with worry, they call the police. They, along with neighbours etc. start searching for Grace but she doesn't return after a few hours.

Everyone is talking and asking what kind of parents would let their nine year old walk home alone.  It is also all over the media as Blake is a newly elected councillor.

The story switches  from Lucie’s early days to the present time.  We discover her what happened to shape her into the person she is today.  She wonders if what happened sixteen years ago  has anything to do with what is happening to her now.

They all also have secrets that they don't want revealed and there are twists and turns in this book that will keep you guessing until the end.

 Many thanks to Netgalley, Bookouture and KL Slater for an ARC in exchange for a review.
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The day after her ninth birthday, Lucie and Blake Sullivan agree, to let their daughter, Grace, make the four-minute walk back home alone from a friend’s house just down the street, for the very first time.

What starts as a joke turns into a nightmare, when Grace goes missing midway. Despite the best efforts of the police, Grace seems to have vanished into thin air. Soon Lucie discovers that Grace’s disappearance is more sinister than it looks and to find her, she has to face her long buried past. 

The theme of a missing child has been done before a lot but what sets Finding Grace apart from the rest is the engaging writing style and the clever plot twists. The story pulls you right in and simply does not let go. 

You get drawn into the story of Lucie's search for her daughter and the ever changing suspects. I loved how the author created a series of possible suspects, right from the start. Every time you think you have cracked the mystery, another twist changes the course of the story. The story feels a bit repetitive just before the end of the first half. But, overall the story is fast paced and has plenty of twists and turns. 

The story really shines in the second half. The story seamlessly shifts between the past and the present which keeps you guessing about what will happen next in both the timelines. It’s like reading two stories at one, each with its own twists and each tied together by a common thread. 

As an author of seven psychological crime thrillers, KL Slater is clearly a master of her craft. She maintains a fine balance between the thriller and an emotional story right till the end. This book was paced perfectly and the climax ties all the loose ends logically with a satisfying end. Overall, Finding Grace is an entertaining & absorbing thriller full of twists and turns. 

Many thanks to the publishers Bookouture, the author K.L. Slater and NetGalley for the ARC.
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Thanks to Netgalley and Bookouture for an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review 

Finding Grace is an emotional thriller with twists along the way to keep you engaged and a fairly fast pace makes this almost unputdownable.
Lucie and Blake are a happy couple with two children, Grace is having her ninth birthday when we strat this journey and she is pushing the boundaries wanting to be able to walk home from her friends house just down the road by herself. After much persuasion she is allowed but even though safety measures have been put in place Grace disappears in thin air.

WOW!! I don't know where to start doing this one... I was utterly blown away with this. I went into this one thinking it was going to be a straight forward missing child story-line but this one was so much more than that. This has some wonderful twists and turns with this plot. I won't give any spoilers away on this.
This author is just amazing and her characters are so developed you just feel you are right there with them. The tension and plot just keeps building from the very beginning. This will definitely keep you wondering and guessing to the very end!

This is a superb psychological read that you won't want to miss!!  I enjoyed this book from beginning to end and I thank Netgalley for the opportunity to read and review this book.
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Outstanding. Had me hooked from the first page. Gave me goosebumps through the panic, I could feel the tension between the characters. Great read and I will be recommending to everyone.
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an engaging thriller bursting with twists, secrets, lies, and questions!

This was so much more than a missing child story... although that part of the story will really make you think if you are a parent... when do you let your child walk somewhere on their own, whether it be school or a friends house? The little girl Grace in this story is nine and is begging her parents to allow her to walk from their house to her friends house down the street... I was really thinking about this when did I allow my children to walk somewhere on their own? My oldest two kids a boy and a girl are only 13 months apart so it was usually the two of them and I think I was more comfortable with them walking together... but I had a hard time letting my daughter walk alone even when she was 14, however I probably let her go up the street to her friends? Just last night my youngest who is now 16 asked me if he could walk to the gas station to purchase chips and it was dark out and I really did not want him to go, of course he told me that I let his older brother who is 22  go, also my 22-year-old doesn’t live at home anymore... anyways I even struggled with this last night and my kids are pretty grown.... i’m sure you all wanted to know this😉 anyways all this is to say it is hard to let go and give your children the freedom that they need to become capable responsible adults... BUT can you imagine if the first time you allowed your child to walk alone they were snatched? Welcome to Lucy and Blake’s world....

Blake is a councilman, Lucy is a stay at home mom, they live a nice comfortable life with their two adorable children Grace and baby Oscar... then one day they allow nine-year-old Grace to walk home alone from a friends and their lives are changed forever... as the investigation begins into the who? Why? How? The layers start peeling away from Blake and Lucy‘s so-called perfect lives... both these characters were hiding quite a few things from one another, so many secrets, so many lies, so many suspects....

K L Slater is truly a masterful storyteller! This book was paced perfectly, we kept being fed breadcrumbs of information... just enough to satisfy me and make me wanting more... I really enjoyed how the secrets were revealed, I liked trying to figure out what was going on... another well-crafted thriller from a brilliant author!

A compelling thriller that will mess with your head and make you think what would I have done? Twists, turns, secrets, lies, and a bit of a Darkside! Recommend!

🎵🎵🎵 Song Running Through My Head 

I have a tale to tell
Sometimes it gets so hard to hide it well
I was not ready for the fall
Too blind to see the writing on the wall
A man can tell a thousand lies
I've learned my lesson well
Hope I live to tell
The secret I have learned, 'till then
It will burn inside of me
I know where beauty lives
I've seen it once, I know the warm she gives
The light that you could never see
It shines inside, you can't take that from me
A man can tell a thousand lies
I've learned my lesson well
Hope I live to tell
The secret I have learned, 'till then
It will burn inside of me
The truth is never far behind
You kept it hidden well
If I live to tell
The secret I knew then
Will I ever have the chance again
If I ran away, I'd never have the strength
To go very far
How would…

*** huge thanks to Bookouture for my copy of this book ***
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Wow. Where do I even begin with this review? This is every parents worst nightmare their child going missing. It was a rollercoaster of a read, just when you thought you knew one thing… Along comes the next lie, twist or secret to knock you off your feet.

I felt sorry for both parents throughout it is the worse possible thing that could happen to any parent. I did have my suspicions about some characters at the beginning of the story but ofcourse… They were wrong. The story does flick back to Lucies (Graces mother) past while she goes off to university but is set out clearly and doesn’t get the reader confused.

A really clever story that will knock you down again and again with each twist and turn. There are some very devious, twisted and nasty characters in this story which come to light more towards the end. The ending was perfect for me. A real page turner of a read. Brilliantly written, fast paced and contained short chapters which I personally prefer.

A well deserved five stars from me. Highly recommend. A story I won’t and can’t forget about anytime soon. Poor grace. I felt really worried for wellbeing her throughout.
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