Told in alternating timelines, Blink is the story of a five year old girl who is abducted while her mother is barely holding it together as it is. Blink alternates between the present time, where Evie is missing, and three years prior, which reflect the events leading up to the kidnapping.
What happened to Evie and who took her? Read to find out, and make sure to trust no one…
I loved Blink! This was my first K.L. Slater book and now I can’t wait to read her other novel, Safe With Me! Blink was fast paced, and I was hooked from the first page. Toni, Evie’s mother, is a flawed character who relies on sedatives to get through her day to day life after losing her husband two years prior.
I loved that each character in the book did things that were suspicious, leaving you with the feeling that you can’t trust anyone. There are so many parts of the book that the hair on the back of my neck stood up! For one, part of the present day narratives are told by a woman who is in a hospital, attached to a ventilator. Doctors are convinced she’s in a vegetative state and that she’ll never wake up…only, she can hear and understand everything that’s happening, she just can’t make her body move or make herself talk. That on its own is terrifying! There’s the creepy next door neighbor who has a history of being in jail, the meddling know it all mother, the overbearing teacher who seems to like Evie way too much, and the boss from hell. There are so many characters that are all creepy in their own way! Then, as the story continues, creepy things happen, and Toni starts questioning her own sanity because she loses pieces of time.
If you’re looking for a dark, fast-paced thriller, with deeply flawed characters, each with their own agendas and problems, this is the book for you! A huge thank you go Netgalley, the author, and the publisher for an advanced copy of the book. It was my pleasure to provide an honest review. Blink is officially on sale TODAY 2/16/17, so be sure to pick up a copy!