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The Marriage

By: K. L. Slater
Narrated by: Lucy Price-Lewis
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Publisher's Summary

Ten years ago he killed my son. Today I married him. 

Ten years ago my darling son Jesse was murdered and our perfect family was destroyed. My strong, handsome boy, so full of life, became a memory, a photo I carried with me everywhere. 

But today I’m finally close to finding happiness again. My ash-blonde hair has been curled into ringlets. Carefully placed white flowers frame my delicate features. The small, drab chapel has been prettied up with white satin, and there are tiny red hearts scattered on the small table where I will soon sign the register with my new husband. 

The man who killed my son. 

My friends and family can’t understand it. My neighbours whisper in the street whenever I walk past. How can I love a man like Tom?

They don’t really know me at all.... 

The most enthralling psychological thriller you’ll listen to this year from the best-selling author K.L. Slater. If you love The Wife Between Us or Gone Girl, you’ll be totally hooked on The Marriage.

©2021 K L Slater (P)2021 Audible, Ltd

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Easy to listen but cheap plot and characters

I like Slater’s books to listen on Audible. Her books are easy to follow even while I am walking the distractive puppy. I found this book was a bit cheap with shallow discretion of characters and far fetched story line. I felt it is like the author wrote it autopilot in a very short space of time. Still, it is easy to follow and good to listen just while you are doing something that requires your attention.
If I give Paula Hawkins’ new book 8 out of 10, I would give this Slater’s book 3.5 for its overall quality.

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A lot of internal dialogue

Nothing happening other than a lot of internal dialogue.. the narrator read all characters the same. DNF.

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slow start but finished well

it took me a while to start enjoying the book but once I got Into it it was hard to stop listening.
funny part is the narrator changed one of the characters names at the start of one chapter and went back to the correct name by the end.
astonished that got through editing

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Says it's ok for a woman to groom a boy ...

Slater brings up the age differences between women and men and praises French President Macron's wife, this made me so sick. Macron's wife groomed him from a young boy; she was his teacher. His parents begged her to leave him alone but she refused. It's disgusting that Slater makes this type of paedophilia "normal".

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Ok but the ending sucked

The story was ok but some of the characters were infuriating and the super quick wrap up ending where everyone was suddenly all friends was stupid and unrealistic. Also £200 a month to pay off her mortgage and put away a nest egg is laughable - the story wasn't set in 1920 when this amount was substantial. There were also 2 random incidents where the Robert character was called Richard by his wife.

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Story Saved By Narrator

I didnt enjoy the book- the story was simple & predictable ... yet confusing at the same time. Many times it made my face scrunch up going "wtf?".. but the narrator saved the story by giving a brilliant performance. so instead of getting 2 stars, the narrator has raised this book to 3 stars. I'd say save your money, and give this one a miss, if you have other titles in your "To Read" list.

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Captivating

Enjoyed the story, and was surprised by the " twist". Totally not what I had predicted. Held me captive from start to finish.

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unsuspecting

enjoyable book, quite unsuspecting right until the very end. well written. we'll narrated. we'll enjoyed.

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Good listen

Another lovely surprise ending by KL. whilst her books seem to be primarily female lead characters I just keep binging them.

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A great book!

As I started the book I was wondering where the story was going to take me….. it did nt disappoint!
Interesting story line….. loved the cheeky ending!
This narrator is superb and very easy to listen to!

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