I can see her through the glass door. She’s smaller in real life than I expected. She looks the exact opposite of the type of woman that might murder her husband.
Everyone’s heard of Simone Fischer. The young mother accused of killing her husband in cold blood, one sunny afternoon, while their son played in the room next door.
So when journalist Esme secures an exclusive interview with her it feels like the opportunity of a lifetime. Simone has remained silent since her husband’s death but after a decade in prison, she is willing to talk to Esme. And Esme, recently freed from her own toxic marriage, is confident she can get Simone to open up.
At their first meeting, when Esme sees Simone sitting across the table from her in jeans and a lemon tunic top, she is stuck by her ordinariness. Then Simone begins to tell her story of an abusive relationship where she was a prisoner in her own home, and Esme decides that the truth needs to come out.
But not everyone is pleased that Esme is telling Simone’s story. And when Esme’s beloved sister is left for dead in a nearby wood, Esme’s life begins to unravel. Forced to question what Simone has told her, she can’t help but wonder if murder was the only way out of Simone’s marriage. Why has it taken Simone so long to tell the world the truth? And will the consequences be devastating for Esme?
An utterly addictive and jaw-dropping read from bestselling author K.L. Slater about the darkness behind closed doors. If you like Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train you will LOVE The Evidence
Holy MOTHER OF ALL TWISTS! If you have ever read a K.L. Slater book, you know you are in for a bumpy ride of twists and turns. Once again, she does not disappoint with The Evidence. Just when you think you know what is going to happen and who has “the evidence” she throws a twist in there… and then keeps them coming!
“Incredible, isn’t it, that I didn’t understand what was happening…that I thought everything that was wrong in my life was my own doing?”
The Evidence will take you through the journey of Esme and Owen’s marriage and Simone and Grant’s marriage. What do they have in common? How are they anything alike? Esme couldn’t possibly want her husband dead like Simone killed Grant. Could she?
“She couldn’t wait to see his face when everything blew up.”
This story will have you wondering from the first page to the last who is intertwined with who and why. Esme is a good mother who just wants what is best for her son but her soon to be ex husband Owen keeps trying to make her out to be the bad parent.
“He’d accused me of being a bad mother. He’d let me think, all this time, that there was a person, a monster out there, walking around, living their life getting away with what they did to our son. And all that time that person was…”
‘However,’ Lewis continued, looking straight at me. ‘Your husband’s DNA did match another historical sample on our system.’
For many years, Kim sent her work out to literary agents but never made it off the slush pile. At the age of 40 she went back to Nottingham Trent University and now has an MA in Creative Writing.
Before graduating, she received five offers of representation from London literary agents which was, as Kim says, ‘a fairytale … at the end of a very long road!’
Kim is a full-time writer and lives in Nottingham with her husband, Mac.