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THE MISTAKE

Kim Slater (K. L. Slater)

  • Original Title: THE MISTAKE
  • Publication date: October 2017
  • Publisher: BOOKOUTURE
  • Country: GB
  • 314 print pages
  • Crime fiction/Psychological Thriller

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  • Epoch: Contemporary
  • Time Period: 21st century
  • Location setting: United Kingdom
  • Themes: FAMILY, Siblings, Mourning, PEOPLE facing life, Search for the truth, Death, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Manipulation, Rivalry, SOCIETY DYSFUNCTIONS, Violence

Pitch

8-year-old Billy goes missing one day, out flying his kite with his sister Rose. 2 days later, he is found dead. 16 years on, Rose still blames herself. One of the few people she trusts is her neighbour Ronnie, but one day she finds something in his attic that turns her world upside down.

Comments

A No.3 UK Kindle Bestseller

Translation rights sold: Italy

Kim Slater is a British author of YA novels. She is a double Carnegie Medal nominee and her first title, SMART, was nominated for a total of 23 awards. She went back to university at the age of 40 where she gained a first-class honours degree in English & Creative Writing and an MA in Creative Writing with distinction. She writes adult psychological thrillers as K. L. Slater. Her books in this genre include SAFE WITH ME. With these books she has achieved four Kindle top five bestsellers.

Summary

Eight-year-old Billy goes missing one day, out flying his kite with his sister Rose. Two days later, he is found dead.

Sixteen years on, Rose still blames herself for Billy’s death. How could she have failed to protect her little brother?

Rose has never fully recovered from the trauma, and one of the few people she trusts is her neighbour Ronnie, who she has known all her life. But one day Ronnie falls ill, and Rose goes next door to help him… and what she finds in his attic room turns her world upside down.

Rose thought she knew the truth about what happened to Billy. She thought she knew her neighbour. Now the only thing she knows is that she is in danger…

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  • Author’s biography

    Kim Slater is a British author of YA novels. She is a double Carnegie Medal nominee and her first title, SMART, was nominated for a total of 23 awards. She is published in 8 languages worldwide.
    She went back to university at the age of 40 where she gained a first-class honours degree in English & Creative Writing and an MA in Creative Writing with distinction. She writes adult psychological thrillers as K. L. Slater. Her books in this genre include SAFE WITH ME. With these books she has achieved four Kindle top five bestsellers. Bookouture says she has sold one million copies in two years.