Title: The Girl She Wanted
Author: K L Slater
# of pages: 172
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Expected Publication Date: 22nd October 2020
Published by: Bookouture
Alexa had a mental trauma two years ago. Alexa’s personality changed after that! She lost her confidence and stopped going out of the house. Carrie Parsons, her sister, stepped in to support her. She helped Alexa in her daily routine and Florence, Alexa’s daughter.
Amidst this, Carrie loses her family. Her husband Cameron cheats on her with her best friend. She comes to stay with Alexa. Carries is drained of emotional and financial strength. One night, Alexa sees sister watching over her daughter, Florence, which raises her suspicions.
Perry, Alexa’s husband, is wary of Carrie, as she has been staying with them for over eight months.
But matters get complicated for Carrie. First, she is implicated by the police in suspicious deaths in the hospital. And then Florence gets hurt in Carrie’s care. Alexa trusts her sister, but with these charges, she wonders about her sister if she is guilty of those crimes.
Set in Nottinghamshire, the girl she wanted is a dark, twisted tale of grief and revenge.
Carrie Parsons is working as a nurse for over 20 years. She works as the ward manager in King’s Mill Hospital. Her record has been untainted but, since her divorce, Carrie had emotional issues.
Alexa and her Perry are delighted that their life is coming back on track. Their life has been great for them, with the birth of Florence and Perry getting the promotion. But Alexa is in between Perry and Carrie’s tug of war. Perry doesn’t want Carrie to be around Alexa or his daughter. His work at an oil rig, off the coast of Aberdeen, kept him away from home for 2 to 3 weeks in a month. What disturbs him the most of his wife’s blind trust towards Carrie!
Alexa’s character develops throughout the book. From the being troubled to be a tenacious person towards the end of the book. She is firm and stands by her principles.
What starts as a simple story ends with a cunning twist! Slater never goes wrong with her plot and the twists. The reader should be ready with her knack to blow the readers with the twists.
The story has a steady pace, and one can finish reading the book in one sitting.
The central theme of the book is about human tendencies and different shades of grey in their personality. But for people, they judge whether it’s right or wrong.
The finale of the book gives a shock to the reader. It’s a deserving end.
Again, KL Slater’s books never disappoint you. If you haven’t read her books yet, it’s highly recommended.