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The MistakeThe Mistake by K.L. Slater

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Norma’s Review

Traveling Sisters Read with Brenda, Kaceey & Susanne

THE MISTAKE by K.L. SLATER is a chilling, tense, gripping, and an angst-driven psychological thriller novel that had some exciting twists and turns that was absolutely unputdownable.  I really like these types of stories that have an impending sense of dread in the background and has me so fearful for the main character.  I had a constant uneasy feeling while I was reading this one.

K.L. SLATER delivers a well-done and thought-out story here with short chapters to make this a quick and easy read. The story is told from Rose’s point of view in the present day and from what happened sixteen years ago.  I really enjoyed Rose’s character, she was flawed and quirky.  Some of the issues that the book addresses were sad and emotional to read at times but I think the author handled these issues very well.

To sum it all up it was an enjoyable, exciting, fast-paced, and an entertaining read with a satisfying and surprising ending.  I don’t think this story was at all predictable. Would highly recommend!!

Thank you so much to NetGalley, Bookouture, and K.L. SLATER for the opportunity to read a copy of this book in exchange for a review.


Brenda’s Sister Review

I read The Mistake with three of my Traveling Sisters and we really enjoyed reading this one together and discussing “The Mistake”.

The Mistake is a chilling and unsettling story of manipulation, obsession and control that sent chills through us yet we were unable to put the book down until we reached the satisfying ending.  The story also created a feeling of dread for us as it also revolves around the disappearance of a little boy.  Even though I find this type of storyline to be very unsettling we felt K.L. Slater added just the right amount of dread without causing any unsettling feelings.

K.L. Slater does a good job creating a realistic, naive and flawed character here with our main character Rose and creating a very scary and unsettling situation for her with her relationship with Gareth.  We could feel the control he had over her making us a little uncomfortable but giving us just the right amount of uneasiness to make this story an intriguing nail-biting experience.

Rose’s story is told through the past and present and we learn of “The Mistake” she made and the guilt she carries. We could feel the weight of guilt and the loss that she carried allowing us to question “The Mistake” for ourselves. We recommend this with caution as some readers could find it upsetting.

Thank you so much to NetGalley, Bookouture, and K.L. SLATER for the opportunity to read a copy of this book in exchange for a review.


Kaceey’s Review

I’ve been reading a lot of thrillers lately that deal with obsession and manipulation.
K.L. Slater’s latest thriller The Mistake shows the control one man has over a naive girl, who believes she’s found her true love. How blind we all can be when our emotions take over. How easily we put aside the warnings when our head is screaming NO! Only to follow what our heart wants. Sadly, more often than not, with painful consequences that effect our lives and relationships for years to come.

When Rose is only 18 she meets such a man. A very charming older man Gareth, who begins sweeping her off her feet. Ignoring her inner voice and friends warnings, she is soon in over her head, unable to break free.

K.L. Slater’s portrayal of Gareth is both repulsive and frightening. I felt sickened at his manipulation of Rose as she became more entangled in his web. So frighteningly real. It actually gave me chills. I found myself wanting to warn Rose! But, as with any young woman in love, they need to find out the truth themselves…even if it’s the hard way.

An extremely fast read that was difficult to put down. There are many layers to this story which kept me glued to the pages. As with any great thriller, plenty of twists to keep me satisfied! I certainly recommend!

A traveling sister read with Brenda, Norma and Susanne!

Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and K.L. Slater for a copy to review in exchange for an honest review.

2 thoughts on “Traveling Sisters Review:  The Mistake by K.L. Slater #travelingsistersread #BookReview @KimLSlater @bookouture @NetGalley

  1. Lindsay says:

    Terrific review sisters!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much, Lindsay! 🙂


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