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April 30, 2020     Ami-May     Book Reviews

One MistakeOne Mistake by Rona Halsall
Publisher: Bookouture
Publication Date: May 5, 2020
Pages: 308
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Source: Netgalley
Genre: Crime, Crime Fiction, Fiction, Psychological, Thriller
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How far would you go to protect your happy home?

Sara made one promise to herself when she was growing up in foster care: that if she was lucky enough to have a family, she’d always do whatever it took to protect them. Looking around her home with its cosy kitchen and living room, where her energetic teenage daughters and gorgeous four-year-old son all eat, play and live together, she knows she’d do anything to keep them safe.

So when Sara’s husband Matt loses his job and every shred of his confidence with it, she knows it’s up to her to bring the family back from the brink. Though she doesn’t know where she can possibly find the money they need to keep afloat.

Until her boss at work offers her a deal. He’ll help out. She just has to do him one little favour. But could trusting him save Sara’s family, or will it be a mistake that costs her absolutely everything?

This year’s most gripping psychological thriller – perfect for fans of My Lovely Wife, The Girl on the Train, and Something in the Water.

Rating Report
Plot/Narrative

Sara married to Matt, two teenage daughters and a four-year-old Son. Life seems perfect until Matt looses his job along with his confidence. It is now her job to bring in the money and her boss offers her deal to do him a favour. She will do anything for her family. Family is her top priority, because of her and her sister growing up in foster care.

An interesting plot line with many lies, deceit, financial problems and so much more. Many surprises and misdirections throughout, a gripping unputdownable book.

4 stars
Characters

Sara is the main character, she is a likeable character but also somebody you wish you could slap around the face with a wet fish. At first seems, it she has a happy marriage with a good man, but his true colours show with his selfish attitude, his behaviour towards Sara and the children.

I loved the relationship between Sara and her Sister, Hailey. We get many glimpses of their childhood, which adds to the story greatly.

James is another character who you love and hate, especially him being a 'too nice' person and leaves you wondering how you feel throughout, constantly.

4 stars
Writing Style/Pacing

Ronas writing is awesome, she knows how to craft a story with many themes that many people go through every day, create an interesting backstory of a horrible childhood and does so brilliantly. crafting many complicated, untrustworthy characters and a brilliant plot line.

4 stars
Themes/Settings

This is a fast-paced book full of suspense, misdirections, twists and turns and keeps you addictive along the multiple level plot lines.  It is psychological,  engrossing, thrilling, suspenseful thriller which I thoughly enjoyed.

4 stars
Cover
4 stars
Overall Thoughts

An Engrossing, addictive, suspenseful thriller full of misdirections and twists and turns. intriguing characters you love and hate constantly changing your opinion throughout. A top-notch writer with a brilliant plot with multiple levels. 

4 stars
Final Rating 4 stars
four-stars

About Rona Halsall

Rona is the author of Best Selling psychological thrillers KEEP YOU SAFE, LOVE YOU GONE, THE HONEYMOON and HER MOTHER’S LIES. Her next book, ONE MISTAKE, will be out 5th May 2020.

Rona lives on the Isle of Man with her husband, two dogs and two guinea pigs. She is an outdoorsy person and loves stomping up a mountain, walking the coastal paths and exploring the wonderful glens and beaches on the Island while she’s plotting how to kill off her next victim. She has three children and two step-children who are now grown up and leading varied and interesting lives, which provides plenty of ideas for new stories!

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