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  • The Girlfriend

  • By: K.L. Slater
  • Narrated by: Clare Corbett
  • Length: 8 hrs and 28 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (632 ratings)

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The Girlfriend

By: K.L. Slater
Narrated by: Clare Corbett
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Summary

My husband’s dead. She’s at my door. She owns my home...

The doorbell rings, just days after my beloved husband’s sudden death. I don’t recognise the woman on our doorstep, with her buttery blonde highlights, a diamond bracelet identical to my own and a bouncing baby boy in her arms.

As I show her inside, I notice her eyes grow wide as she takes in our spacious hallway, and the big squashy sofas that we all used to pile on. She glances at the silver-framed family photos and my little daughter hiding behind my skirts.

She looks at me, her blue eyes serious. ‘I’m sorry’ she says. ‘I know this will be hard to hear. But I am your husband’s girlfriend. And this is his son.'

My world implodes. And then she tells me that she owns our home – and that she’s not going anywhere...

An utterly gripping psychological thriller from the number one bestselling author of The Marriage. If you like Gone GirlThe Girl on the Train and Lisa Jewell then you will be hooked by The Girlfriend.

©2022 K.L. Slater (P)2022 Audible, Ltd

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Another Belter

Another Excellent book yet again by KL Slater really enjoyed this excellent book ,well written
excellent narrator as always . love kl skaters books

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Not the usual K L Slater! Very disappointing.

Very disappointing. A silly and unbelievable plot which made little sense. It felt like twists were slotted in with no explanation. I stuck with it hoping it would improve but it didn't. This is the first time that I haven't enjoyed one of her books.

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Brilliant book

The characters, twist and turns, and the unexpected ending. I'll definitely be listening to more by this author.

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Very good ‘read’

Very easy to listen too especially while walking the dog! Easy to follow and to pick up from where you left off

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Not bad

This isn’t my favourite book by Slater but it’s certainly not the worst.
Although I pondered over giving it a pass during the first few chapters I’m glad I persevered as it did start to flow smoother.
FYI The killer was not the person I thought it was! (always a good thing).
There were perhaps a few unnecessary “secrets” to add suspense/drama but I found myself saying “why would you do that?!” out loud, on several occasions, and rolling my eyes!
It was easy to listen to while doing chores & commuting and it wasn’t too gory or unsettling that I couldn’t listen to it in bed.
Overall I’d give it 3 stars ⭐️

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Gripping

I rarely leave reviews but this story deserves a good review, gripping story right to the end. Beautifully narrated,

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Great story

Fantastic twist and well read. Always enjoy K L Slater’s books. I would highly recommend it

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Excellent

loved it..did not want it to finish. another gem from K L Slater. Superb author

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Like an ITV drama

I kept thinking that this was like the audio equivalent of the average ITV drama; i.e. two-dimensional characters, silly plot and a bit cringeworthy. If you're looking for something light to pass the time then this might do, but I wouldn't recommend it if you can find something better to spend your credit on. The narration wasn't very inspiring either. Pretty sure I could do a better job than half of these Audible narrators, I wonder where they get them from,

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loved it!!

loved this book I thinks it's one of her best even though some reviews were negative I found it a suspenseful listen.

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  • Heather Scott
  • 10-12-22

great book

I really enjoyed this book it did have alot of twists and some interesting characters in it.

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  • Serenity McC
  • 15-12-22

One of my favorites so far

I've listened to a lot of K.L. Slater's books, and while they've all been good, this was next level with twists. I love it when the bad guy isn't easily spotted, and this story had multiple layers of intrigue. It was an enjoyable story overall.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-01-23

Twists at Every Turn

Wow! I love this author. This is the 2nd book I’ve listened to since discovering her.

The story is wild and the narration of Silvie’s voice is very adorable!

I’ve just downloaded another book written by this author 😊

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  • DAN MILLER
  • 29-01-23

Loved it

Great story & a great narrator! K L Slater is a fav of mine & this one didn't disappoint!

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  • Mary Grady
  • 28-01-23

Loved Every Twist And Turn

Just when I thought Slater couldn’t do it again…..masterful! I loved it and couldn’t put it down once again.

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  • Jenn
  • 24-01-23

Overall Good Read

This was a good read. Not quite as thrilling as I’d have liked it. The end want the greatest but was overall a good read.

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  • Laura
  • 22-01-23

Never disappointed!

If you love KL Slater read this one! I love the narrator and the story keeps you interested.

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  • M
  • 22-01-23

Oh my goodness!!! Awesomeness’

Wow, this was a great book. I didn’t expect the ending to be that way. I love the narrator. I couldn’t believe it was just one narrator with all those different voices. I love the twists & turns. This author was outstanding! She did not overdo it in the details only provided just enough to make you curious and keep listening, which it did. This was the fastest I ever read a book or should I say, listened to a book; I agree with others this author kept me engaged.

I will be reading all the books by this author; I love a good psychological thriller where all the characters that are introduced could possibly be the person that had an issue with the main character.

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  • Andrew Dunne
  • 21-01-23

Could not put it down…

Love all her books and this narrator is one of my favorites. Finished it in 2 days!

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  • Calyopa
  • 21-01-23

Intriguing story and brilliant narrator

All and all, I liked the book. The reason I gave 3 stars for the story is that in parts it was unnecessarily long. I am ashamed to admit that I skipped quite a few chapters and still didn’t miss any major plot events. I liked the twists and complexity, however the last twist was just wrong for the main character. I don’t like the “gone girl” effect in so many modern novels.