Toni is in the process of starting her life over after her husband Andrew
was killed fighting in the war. Now living in a new town, Toni and her
daughter Evie are closer to Toni's mother, but even with family nearby,
Evie is not happy and just wants to go back to their old home so she
can see her friends.
On occasion, Toni takes a pill to help her get through the day and to
sleep at night. The pill causes her to fall into so deep a sleep that Evie
can't wake her up. Because of this, Toni decides to stop taking the pills
and finally find a decent job. She applies for one that she overqualified
for, but she gets it and is happy to have some stability. She quickly
becomes friends with a co-worker named Jo. Meanwhile, Evie has
become close with one of her teachers named Harriet. Harriet is easy
for Evie to talk to, and she opens up to Harriet about her family, which
instead of making Evie feel better, it just make her feel sad.
One day, Toni is running late, so she calls Jo, leaving a message to see
if she can pick up Evie from school. She doesn't hear from Jo but
assumes she will get Evie. With no response, later on, Toni goes to the
school only to find it is locked and no one is around. She heads home,
expecting to find them there. But once she arrives at their house, Evie
and Jo are nowhere to be found...
Three years later, Toni is still devastated from her daughter's
disappearance... but things are about to be revealed. Will Toni find out
Wow, is what I can say about Blink
by K.L Slater. This book had me on pins and needles. Several times I
really thought I had it figured out, but boy was I wrong. To me, this
shows what a wonderful suspense writer Slater is. This book does go
back and forth between the present and three years ago, but I didn't
find this to be confusing. Blink is a
great suspenseful novel.