I have read all of K L Slater’s previous novels and they are brilliant, including this one, “Finding Grace’.
Once again, the plot is devious and intricate. Just when I think I know what is going on, I am taken by surprise.
Lucie and Blake Sullivan are married with a nine-year-old daughter, Grace and a young baby, Oscar. Blake is a local councillor and always on the move, dashing around and everybody knows him. The day after her ninth birthday they agree to let Grace walk home from her friend’s house, which is only a few minutes along the same road. Her friend’s father will watch her half the way and then Blake will see her the remaining distance, as there is a bend in the road. She goes missing.
The police and local community are out looking but Grace has disappeared into thin air. Nobody appears to know anything but Lucie has a secret from her student days, which begins to unfurl. In addition Lucie begins to doubt her husband’s sincerity and finds herself searching his office only to find something incriminating.
A complex, brilliant story and highly recommended. Thanks to NetGalley, Bookouture and KL Slater for the ARC in return for my honest review.