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The Apartment by K.L.Slater

Blurb

It’s an opportunity she can’t refuse. The woman before her tried…

Freya Miller needs a miracle. In the fallout of her husband’s betrayal, she’s about to lose her family home, and with it the security she craves for her five-year-old daughter, Skye. Adrift and alone, she’s on the verge of despair until a chance meeting with the charismatic Dr Marsden changes everything. He’s seeking a new tenant for a shockingly affordable flat in a fashionable area of London.

Adder House sounds too good to be true… But Freya really can’t afford to be cynical, and Dr Marsden is adamant she and Skye will be a perfect fit with the other residents.

But Adder House has secrets. Even behind a locked front door, Freya feels as if she’s being watched: objects moving, unfamiliar smells, the blinking light of a concealed camera… and it’s not long before she begins to suspect that her dream home is hiding a nightmarish reality. Was it really chance that led her here—or something unthinkably dark?

As the truth about Adder House starts to unravel, can Freya and Skye get out—or will they be locked in forever?

Review

Rating:3.5/5

The Apartment is the kind of thriller that slowly spikes and builds up your interest with each turning page and leaves you craving for more.It is a wonderfully crafted novel which makes you feel the as if the incidents happening to the characters are really happening to you.

First of all, I loved the writing style. The character development was great. I loved how each chapter ended with a suspicious detail. It really felt as if I was being watched. The creepiness and the weird sounds at Adder House didn’t just care and confuse Freya I was genuinely creeped out throughout the entirety of the book, just was the power of the author to get me invested. I was hooked to this books til the end.

SO, why not give it 5 stars.Well, unfortunately the book had a few problems. The plot of the books starts with the death of Freya’s husband Lewis. The author gives us a lot of information regarding her relationship wit her husband to the time leading to the death.However, mysteriously, how he died is never fully disclosed.

There were a lot of mysterious events that occurred throughout the course of the story that had no significant impact on the story and seemed unnecessary to me. Although the suspense is built with great detail through the chapters, the ending was a bit meh for me. I expected a more thrilling end to the momentous suspense but only got an explanation with clear logic or reason.

However, I think that the story was beautifully written and would have been brilliant if he ending was up to the mark.

2 thoughts on “The Apartment by K.L.Slater

  1. Sounds like a read-worthy book. I recently read a thriller called Lock Every Door that had a somewhat similar premise. It’s a pity the end is often disappointing. The entire buildup comes to nought.

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