The Bedroom Window by K.L. Slater

Published: May 19, 2023


Pages: 330

Genre: Psychological Thriller

KKECReads Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.

K.L. Slater, aka Kim, is the number one bestselling author of twenty psychological crime thrillers. She has sold over two million copies of her books worldwide. She has also written four Carnegie-nominated Young Adult novels as Kim Slater for Macmillan Children’s Books. Kim has an MA in Creative Writing and lives with her husband in a small Nottinghamshire village.

They say they have no children. So who did I see at the window?

My darling little boy Albie adores playing at our new neighbours’ house. And after the terrible year we’ve had, I feel so lucky that we can start over in this perfect place, with new friends who treat Albie like the son they never had. He can’t stop talking about the tree house they’re building him, and the cookies they bake together.

But as time passes, something starts to feel wrong. Why don’t they ever open the front door more than a crack? They told me they had no children, so who does the small pink tricycle I saw in their hall belong to? And why can I hear a lullaby drifting across the garden when I’m tucking my own boy into bed?

Then, one night, I see a small shadowy figure in their bedroom window…

I thought I’d learned my lesson about trusting the wrong people, but now I’m forced to wonder what this perfect couple are hiding.

And if I try to save that little helpless figure in the window, will I do what I’ve always feared most, and put my beautiful boy’s life in danger…?

“Someone has been watching me.”

Lottie is relieved when her husband, Neil, recovers from his accident. Even more so when he is offered a great job with a nice salary and a cottage for them; it’s the fresh start they all need. Until Lottie realizes she can see into Neeta and Ted’s house from the bedroom. Now she is waiting to see what secrets are revealed.

This was quite the ride. The twists, turns, and secrets were well executed and kept the plot moving.

The characters were all well-developed. Lottie was a bit of a nosy neighbor, but she felt justified. Neil just wanted to get back to some semblance of normal. Neeta and Ted want to appear like a golden couple. Everyone has secrets.

The way this story was told was interesting. I enjoyed the alternating timelines and the development of the plot. The storyline was unique, and the twist was well done. I did not see it coming.

This started as a slower burn but quickly picked up to the point the book became difficult to put down.

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