Publication Date: 23rd Feb 2017 from Transworld
Source: Review Copy
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 . . .
Really enjoyed One Little Mistake and it is an extremely thought provoking page turner.
Strangely, considering it IS a psychological thriller that does have that popular and gorgeous twisty goodness in it, that was not the part that gripped me. When you read a lot of psychological thrillers, as I do, surprises in actual plot twists are rare but One Little Mistake didn’t need that anyway because you had Vicki and you had Amber.
There is a lot of insightful reality in One Little Mistake. Vicki outwardly has the perfect life, the perfect family but if you dig a little deeper you soon see the real life stresses and strains, the old adage about not judging until you’ve walked a mile in someone’s shoes comes into sharp focus here. Never the less her life is pretty good – until she makes one little mistake. It is unthinking and one of those throw away moments that we all may come to, even if not in the same way, at some point in our lives. That spur of the moment act during which things go terribly wrong.
Then we have Amber. Seemingly a great friend to Vicki, her most trusted confidant, of course that is who Vicki looks to in her time of need. But Amber is not as steady as would first appear, scratch her surface and you’ll find something very different. The relationship and then the relationship breakdown of these two is where this story comes into its own. Gripping, cleverly written to really show all the layers of each of the women, drip feeding personality page by page until you get to the core of them both, it is utterly riveting. Utterly.
There are plenty of twists and turns along the way, the truth of what lies behind Amber’s personality and actions, yes the mystery element is great and fans of the twist will enjoy it muchly as did I. But what Emma Curtis does here so brilliantly is the nuances of human nature, the truth that whatever we show on the outside can never truly reflect what we are on the inside. It is that element of One Little Mistake that held me in its thrall.
I have no problem whatsoever recommending this on several levels.
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