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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

One Little Mistake by Emma Curtis - Book Review


Vicky Seagrave is blessed: three beautiful children, a successful, doting husband, great friends and a job she loves. She should be perfectly happy.

When she risks everything she holds dear on a whim, there's only person she trusts enough to turn to.

But Vicky is about to learn that one mistake is all it takes; that if you're careless with those you love, you don't deserve to keep them . . . 

'A tense and utterly engrossing story' Tammy Cohen, author of WHEN SHE WAS BAD and THE BROKEN

'A compelling page-turner which kept me reading well into the night.This book will make any woman look at her best friend with more than a touch of suspicion . . .' Jane Corry, author of MY HUSBAND'S WIFE

'A page-turner that explores how friendship, mothering, marriage, and events in the past can collide in unexpected andtumultuous ways' Beth Miller, author of THE GOOD NEIGHBOUR and WHEN WE WERE SISTERS

'A brilliant, gripping read. I couldn't put it down' Claire Douglas, author of THE SISTERS and LOCAL GIRL MISSING

Release Date - 23rd February 2017

Amazon UK  £2.99 Kindle edition


Emma Curtis was born in Brighton and brought up in London.  Her fascination with the darker side of domestic life inspired her to write One Little Mistake, her first psychological suspense. She has two children and lives in Richmond with her husband.

Find her on Twitter @emmacurtisbooks


Another thought provoking  thriller to enjoy if you love this genre!!  Kept me intrigued from start to finish and is full of twists that most will fail to predict!

As we follow the story of Vicky we soon see that those we think that have it all are often thinking they don't and that the grass is always greener on the other side.  When Vicky begins to take her family for granted it sets in motion a chain of events that see her whole life turned upside down.

Another major part of this storyline is the issue of trust. Vicky thought she could trust her best friend, Amber, but armed with every insight into her friends' life it soon turns out that knowledge is power and can be used against you - if that friend isn't all she says she is!  The green eyed monster rears  its' ugly head many a time and definitely makes you think twice about trusting those closest to you!!

It is told over 2 timelines - 2010 and 1992 - and this works so well in building up a picture of events over the years and just how someone elses past can destroy your future!

It brings the question of responsibility clearly into focus and how a split second decision can change things forever - is it always worth the risk?!

None of the characters come out of this story very well with their behaviour and their selfish acts but it an insight into what makes people tick and that isn't always a pleasant thing and is written so cleverly that you find yourself imagining what would you do that in those situations!  Hopefully not with the same consequences!!

Thoroughly enjoyed the ride this page turner took me on so will be looking out for more from this author in the future!

Thank you to Emma Curtis and Rosie Margesson at Pengiun Random House for the advance copy in exchange for my review 

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