Book Review: The Marriage by K.L. Slater

What would you do to the man who killed your son? Marry him?


The Marriage by K.L. Slater

Ten years ago he killed my son. Today I married him.

Ten years ago my darling son Jesse was murdered and our perfect family was destroyed. My strong, handsome boy, so full of life, became a memory, a photo I carried with me everywhere.

But today I’m finally close to finding happiness again. My ash-blonde hair has been curled into ringlets. Carefully placed white flowers frame my delicate features. The small, drab chapel has been prettied up with white satin, and there are tiny red hearts scattered on the small table where I will soon sign the register with my new husband.

The man who killed my son. 

My friends and family can’t understand it. My neighbours whisper in the street whenever I walk past. How can I love a man like Tom?

They don’t really know me at all…

The Marr


I’m not sure the best way to begin this review so I’m just going to go out and say it: I was disappointed. While it was a somewhat enjoyable read, I didn’t get the gripping psychological thriller I was promised.

The Marriage has a great twists and interesting characters. Therefore, it makes it difficult to actually pinpoint what it was about this book that left me disappointed, especially without giving away any spoilers. If I really had to drill down in my reasoning, I would say that the story was a bit too far-fetched for me. The twist was good but it didn’t reflect what had happened previously in the book. Also, the plot line that was built up around other characters was left hanging a bit and left me with an unresolved feeling. Likewise, some inconsistencies took away from what could have been a great story.

The Marriage did wrap itself up well in the end so I didn’t close the last page feeling too disappointed.

If you would like to read The Marriage, you can pick up a copy of the book here.

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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