Review: Blink by KL Slater


What if the person you love most in the world was in terrible danger … because of you? Three years ago, Toni’s five-year-old daughter Evie disappeared after leaving school. The police have never been able to find her. There were no witnesses, no CCTV, no trace. But Toni believes her daughter is alive. And as she begins to silently piece together her memories, the full story of the past begins to reveal itself, and a devastating truth. Toni’s mind is trapped in a world of silence, her only chance to save herself is to manage the impossible. She must find a way to make herself heard. She must find her daughter.

Blink was my first buddy-read with Amy and Danielle, although I did finish the book in a sitting, so we had to discuss everything afterwards. I’ve always loved discussing what I liked or what I didn’t, so this was a great experience. Lately, I’ve been doing this with Diana and Renee, but I’d love to talk books with all of you! Let me know!

Blink was a fast-paced and gripping psychological thriller (I know, I said I would take a break, but I had this one already) that didn’t only manage to keep me addicted for three hours straight but also pulled off a twist I kind of predicted but loved anyway. Undoubtedly, one of the most addictive books I’ve read in a while.

This is the story of Toni, a young mother of a five-year-old whose husband died in the war. We know that, in the present, her daughter has been gone for some time and no one knows where she is. However, most of the action takes place three years before and we get to discover what lead to little Evie’s disappearance.

Written by KL Slater, Blink is a classic psychological thriller where you can’t help but suspect each one of the characters. I even suspected one of the main ones and later felt bad because of my evil thoughts. I won’t say that this is the most surprising book I’ve ever come across, but it was definitely better than the last thrillers I read and I believe my fellow bloggers would really enjoy it. Even though I guessed the “twist”, I was wrong about the “who” and I quite liked how it all came to an end.

As for the points of view, my favorite was “The Teacher“, as it was incredibly creepy and I found myself glued to those sections. I just couldn’t believe how someone could say those things and get away with it. On the other hand, Toni was a fairly typical main character and, as it usually happens, her issue with sleeping pills drove me crazy, so I didn’t like her that much.

All in all, I’d recommend this tense thriller to all fans of psychological books. It will keep you on the edge of your seat and will probably surprise you in more than one way. A clever and compelling read.

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Netgalley – Bookouture, 2017

22 thoughts on “Review: Blink by KL Slater

  1. Diana says:

    Great review Annie. I agree with you about The Teacher. She was so creepy but I liked her narrations. She was so obvious so it was easy to rule her out as a suspect but it was still great to read her sections.

    I am so glad that you enjoyed this book. I did too 🙂


  2. Donna says:

    I can finally read your review now that mine is out, haha! 😀 I’m still not over that OMG moment! The writing had me so gripped I cancelled plans to keep reading! The teacher was creepy, gosh, it makes you paranoid about what your kids experience at school!!

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