One Little Mistake – Emma Curtis

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4*

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 . . .

One Little Mistake is a psychological suspense novel. Vicki and Amber have been best friends for a long time. One day, Vicki makes a mistake. Of course she confides in Amber. Who wouldn’t? However, from that point on, things snowball and before you know it, Vicki is caught in a web of lies and deceit, not knowing who to trust anymore.

Now, if you ask me, this isn’t just about one little mistake. There’s a whole bunch of mistakes and I often muttered “stupid”, half expecting the inanimate object in my hand to agree with me. This is probably a great story for a book club or a discussion group as it’s seriously thought-provoking. I have been asking myself what I would have done but the truth is you really don’t know unless you’re in that person’s shoes. I finished this book yesterday and it’s been on my mind ever since, to the point of distraction. As evidenced by the fact I found my grocery list in the dishwasher and my keys in the fridge. Don’t even ask.

The chapters have different points of view and also flashbacks for one of the characters that tell a sad tale of childhood. That sort of thing always confuses me as I end up feeling sorry for a character I don’t even like. The story flows effortlessly and has a lovely pace to it. Vicki and Amber are both wonderfully complex. Nobody is perfect which makes things all the more realistic and believable. Speaking of characters, I absolutely adored Emily and Polly. They are both so very different but likeable in their own special way.

I really enjoyed this one, despite considering dumping my friends and moving away to live like a hermit, and I look forward to seeing what Emma Curtis comes up with next.

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