The Girl She Wanted by K.L. Slater / #Review #BooksOnTour @bookouture @KimLSlater

What if my sister is unstable and everyone can see it but me? What was she really doing standing over Florence’s cot in the middle of the night?

Alexa has always looked up to her older sister Carrie. Carrie lives in Alexa’s family home, and adores her one-year-old niece Florence. Alexa doesn’t know how they would cope without her. So when Carrie is suspended from her job as a senior nurse, accused of the most terrible crime, Alexa reels in disbelief. Alexa knows how caring Carrie is, and as she watches Florence gurgling and cooing whenever Carrie is around, she knows her little girl is in safe hands.

Alexa’s husband doesn’t trust Carrie. He wants her out of the house, unable to ignore what people are saying about her. But when he suggests that Carrie could be a danger to their daughter, Alexa shuts him out. Nobody will ever come between her and her sister.

Then Florence is hurt while in Carrie’s care and Alexa at last starts to wonder. Alexa has always wanted to protect Carrie from the past they have hidden. But does Alexa know what Carrie wants? And will the secret that has kept the sisters together now destroy her little girl?


Move out of the way, everybody because I am reading a new KL Slater book! This was a sentence that was on my tongue the last few days, but strangely enough I never had to say it. Maybe the way I looked at people when they wanted to disturb me said it all…?! 😉

What did I like so much about the book? Maybe I should rather say what I did not like, but that would make this a very short review. 😊 So I decide to give you the longer version.

The characters were great. Some came out a stronger person, some learned from their mistakes and some got exactly what they deserved.

Did I pick the right culprit this time? Of course not. LOL, but that only shows how well hidden the outcome was.

So, in a nutshell: a wonderful book with lots of manipulations, hidden secrets and me feeling a little bit sorry for the killer even though what they did was very, very wrong. It proves, once again, what a trauma can do to you.

I suppose you can already guess how many stars I am going to give? If your guess was 5, you were spot on. 😊

Thank you, KL Slater and Bookouture.

About the author

For many years, Kim sent her work out to literary agents and collected an impressive stack of rejection slips. At the age of 40 she went back to Nottingham Trent University and now has an MA in Creative Writing.

Before graduating in 2012, she gained literary agent representation and a book deal. As Kim says, ‘it was a fairytale … at the end of a very long road!’

Kim is a full-time writer. She has one daughter, two stepsons and lives with her husband in Nottingham and Yorkshire.

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