Book Review – Liar By K.L. Slater

How far would you go to protect your family?

Single dad Ben is doing his best to raise his children alone, with the help of his devoted mother Judi. Life isn’t easy, but Judi’s family means everything to her and together, they manage.

Then Ben meets Amber. Everyone thinks this is a perfect match for Ben but Judi isn’t sure … there’s just something about Amber that doesn’t add up.

Ben can’t see why his mother dislikes his new girlfriend. And Amber doesn’t want Judi anywhere near her new family. Amber just wants Ben and the children.

The further Judi delves into Amber’s personal life, the closer she gets to shocking secrets that could change everything. And Judi must make a decision that could lead to the most disastrous consequences.

This psychological thriller follows the lives of an overbearing mother and an obtrusive girlfriend.

Recent widower Ben starts dating the beautiful and mysterious Amber. His life is finally getting back on track and his sons have a mother figure back to help guide them through life and help him with raising them. Something just isn’t right about Amber though, she just seems too good to be true.

Does Amber have an ulterior motive for why she just dropped in to Ben’s life and managed to create a rift between the family? Ben’s mother, Judi, definitely thinks there’s more to this girl than what she’s showing and she won’t stop until she proves everybody right and gets her family back.

This book does something no book I’ve ever come across has done, it gives you the ending first. Yes, you heard right, the ending is revealed to you before you’ve even started the mystery. It is an anonymous POV which I guessed was Amber’s, instantly making me believe her motives are nothing but spiteful and uncalled for. It’s hard not to believe she’s just a crazy woman seeking destruction on an innocent family. She gave me so much anger, the way she had Ben and his father wrapped around her little finger, her abrupt changes to a home Judi had worked very hard at making sure her boys had a cosy and her Amber’s to discipline and favourite the boys when they was happily in a routine without her interrupted everything Judi had perfected.

My heart really hurt for Judi, after being in her grandsons lives every day since they were born, always picking them up from school, having them over at hers pretty much everyday to then having all of those pleasantries taken away from her because Amber had ‘other plans’. Judi can’t help feel that she is unwanted in her son’s live now he has another woman there to fill the void of his passed wife.

The book cover tells us that this is ‘a gripping psychological thriller with a shocking twist’ and Kim does definitely NOT disappoint with the twist. I had to read the twist over and over again to make sure I was reading it right, everything I had gathered up in my head was completely wrong! I started to question whether I was hating on the wrong people, it just completely blew my mind. This ‘shocking twist’ definitely lived up to it’s standards.

I would highly recommend ‘Liar’ to all psychological thriller fans out there!

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