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Publisher’s expectations had me intrigued but
Reviewed in the United States on May 21, 2020
the story is a snoozer, for the first 70%, well written tho’ it might be🙄
Author, K. L. Slater, has filled the pages of “Little Whispers” with so much minutiae, it’s as if she was world building in a SciFi Saga, only this is DEFINITELY NOT that; not even close🥴 This isn’t even psychological or thrilling - it’s narcissistic and manipulative; the 1% preying on the masses. Argh...it’s a long, drawn out plot that could have been accomplished in half the pages or it needed more arcs to the story. As it stands right now, it’s BORING🙉❗️
Mechanically, Slater has done a decent job. The grammar is good, dialogue matches the characters and they are interesting enough but need more development. There’s limited prose, which is an huge problem in what is supposed to be a psychological thriller; where’s the psyc/tho’t world🧐❓ How about the descriptions of thrills, anticipations, angst, terror - ANYTHING to make this “breathtaking”, as the description suggests. I will give her props for writing a clean book. Your 13 year old and your Nana could all read this without issue - no foul language, sexual content or descriptive violence.
The last 30% of the book is good and reads like the resolution of a mystery, not a thriller. The last chapter and Epilogue felt like additions that an editor recommended be incorporated into the story; instead of doing that, they were tacked on. The information was nice to have but it didn’t enhance the thriller or psychological aspects, at all.
So many positive reviews for this author had my expectations rather high. Unfortunately, this book was a “Little Whispers”📚