Title: The Apartment
Author: K.L. Slater
# of pages: 266
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Expected date of publication: 28th April 2020
Freya Miller and her daughter are looking for a new apartment considering her husband’s death. By some fortunate coincidence, she’s offered a sleek apartment in the heart of London. It’s an offer that’s difficult to refuse in her financial conditions. Is Freya heading for a trap called Adder House? All it might take a yes and everything that she knows will change forever!!!
Freya Miller narrates the story, except for a few instances. Those chapters have a mention of 1920 journal entries in the narration. Freya is raised in foster care thus she has the skill set to survive in rugged conditions. She keeps her head high, despite facing a severe financial crunch and death of her husband.
Slow and steady, the story picks up the pace and the mystery build-ups with elegance. As the chapters progress you navigate through Freya’s life before she turned up at Adder House. The brilliant aspect of the book Slater created a sense of creepiness through her writing. Her writing is addictive.
The book is a depicts of today’s society (can’t say much as it might be a spoiler).
I have always loved her writing and the way she creates a mystery around the narration. She is an expert in creating clever plots. Slater has effectively used her words to convey Freya’s grief, dilemma and her feeling of losing reality.
The only aspect I wished it was different is its ending. It felt it didn’t suit the creepiness that was built at the start of the book.
That brings me to the point that I have read other works by K L. Slater and they are brilliant. This book is delightful but isn’t good as her previous ones. Nevertheless, that doesn’t stop me from reading her books.
The Apartment is an enthralling and addictive read while giving you goosebumps at every turn of a page.
My rating is 3.5 stars.
Thank you, NetGalley and Amazon Publishing for the book in exchange for my honest review.