Over the moon to have been asked to take part in KL Slater’s Safe With Me blog tour. For my stop, I have an extract to share! Head iver to the fabulous Book Addict Shaun‘s blog too as we are both sharing the #BookLove today! Woohoo! But first, how about we find out a little about the author and this awesome book!
About The Author
For many years, Kim sent her work out to literary agents but never made it off the slush pile. At the age of 40 she went back to Nottingham Trent University and now has an MA in Creative Writing.
Before graduating, she received five offers of representation from London literary agents and a book deal which was, as Kim says, ‘a fairytale … at the end of a very long road!’
Kim writes psychological crime thrillers for Bookouture. Her first book, ‘Safe with Me’ is published on 3rd November 2016.
Kim is a full-time writer and lives in Nottingham with her husband, Mac. Between them they have three grown-up kids; Kim’s daughter, Francesca, and Mac’s sons, Nathan and Jake.
She also writes multi-award winning YA fiction under the name Kim Slater.
Author website: www.KLSlaterAuthor.com
Facebook: KL Slater
About The Book
Thirteen years ago someone did something very bad to Anna. Now it’s her turn to get even …
Anna lives a solitary existence, taking solace in order and routine. Her only friend is the lonely old lady next door. She doesn’t like to let people to get too close – she knows how much damage they can do.
Then one ordinary day Anna witnesses a devastating road accident and recognises the driver as Carla, the woman who ruined her life all those years ago. Now it’s Anna’s chance to set things straight but her revenge needs to be executed carefully …
First she needs to get to know Liam, the man injured in the accident. She needs to follow the police investigation. She needs to watch Carla from the shadows…
But as Anna’s obsession with Carla escalates, her own secrets start to unravel. Is Carla really dangerous or does Anna need to worry about someone far closer to home?
A compelling, gripping psychological thriller, perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train and The Sister.
Keep reading #bookjunkies! Below is a fabulous extract that will pique your interest and most certainly whet your whistle for more!
Safe With Me
So, they’re tucked up in bed at last. You take a handful of matches and you light each one, watching the burn die to a powdery black dot.
The embers in the open fireplace are dying down but there’s still the white hot core, deep in the centre, still powerful enough to help you set things good and straight one final time.
‘Two squashy seat cushions piled on the floor, four squashy seat cushions piled on the floor.’ It’s fun to sing to the tune of ‘Ten Green Bottles’.
You push the chair right up next to them so the fabrics are touching. You carefully extract two balls of molten coal from the ashes with the tongs, carefully placing each one in the middle of the cushions. Now you sit back to watch them melting in, deep down. The glowing balls sink greedily into the soft foam, and the scorched fabric cover of the cushion shrinks back as if it’s trying to escape.
There is no noise and you enjoy the silence.
Entranced, you watch as the small flames start to dance, flicking their pretty, lethal tongues. The power amazes, terrifies and comforts you, all at once. You feel the layers of protection you have tried to coat yourself with over the years being stripped away. You needed them so you had a chance of getting through each day and drunken night but you are safe now. The flames will make it safe.
You have tried to tell them many times, of course, tried to ask for help. But they didn’t understand what you were trying to get through to them. And now the rawness of your fear, your sadness – it’s here for all to see in the sharpness of the thick, sulphured air.
You mustn’t cough. You don’t want to wake them, set the sillies screaming and crying. Leave them to their dreams, they will learn soon enough.
The flames grow larger, then fuse together. You know it’s a sign that they are silently promising to help you and yet, for a second, you actually consider changing your mind. You could stomp down the flames and shout for help. You could wake them up.
Then you hear it.
‘Let us do our work,’ the flames whisper. ‘Everything will be better in the morning.’
And that’s when you decide to finally walk away.
Oooooooh! Think I will be bumping this one up the TBR pretty quick! Below are the links to grab yourselves a copy! Happy reading #bookjunkies!