Delighted to welcome you all to my stop on the blog tour for I Made A Mistake by Jane Corry today! My thanks to Ellie Hudson at Penguin for the invitation to join and to Jane Corry for the fabulous review copy!
Author : Jane Corry
Title : I Made A Mistake
Pages : 464
Publisher : Viking / Penguin UK
Publication date : May 28, 2020 (paperback)
| ABOUT THE BOOK |
IT STARTED WITH A KISS… AND ENDED WITH MURDER.
In Poppy Page’s mind, there are two types of women in this world: those who are faithful to their husbands, and those who are not. Until now, Poppy has never questioned which she was.
But when handsome, charming Matthew Gordon walks back into her life after almost two decades, that changes. Poppy makes a single mistake – and that mistake will be far more dangerous than she could imagine.
Someone is going to pay for it with their life.
| MY THOUGHTS |
I do so love it when a new Jane Corry book wings its way into my little hands because I always know I’ll be in for a treat. Her psychological thrillers tend to centre around realistic and relatable characters that pull you into the story from the get-go. So to say I was excited when I Made A Mistake found its way to me is a huge understatement.
Poppy Page is a married mum of two, who runs a successful casting agency for extras. While attending an event one evening, she comes face to face with her first big love. Matthew is charming, handsome and everything Poppy’s husband is not. Despite the fact that Matthew broke Poppy’s heart all those years ago, the physical attraction is still there. One thing leads to another but Poppy’s mistake has dire consequences. Someone is going to end up dead.
The reader first meets Poppy while on the stand in a courtroom. We know from the first few pages that someone has died but we don’t know who, nor who has been accused of any wrong-doing. Courtroom settings are my thing entirely so to see the story kick off this way pleased me enormously. Especially because I was unable to figure out what was happening at first. Hook, line and sinker.
So, there’s a bit of a mystery to be solved here but I Made A Mistake is about so much more than that. Some cliches came to mind instantly while I was reading. You can never go back, for instance. That annoying one that always makes us think the grass is greener on the other side. Be careful what you wish for. All of that, but also the impact our treatment of others, or the way they treat us, can influence our lives for years to come. All actions have consequences. Sorry, that’s the last cliche I’ll be using, I promise. But it’s all thought-provoking at times, for sure.
On top of that, I Made A Mistake also features two very different perspectives on life, motherhood and marriage. Because the reader doesn’t just get to learn about Poppy’s circumstances but also those of her mother-in-law, Betty. I adored Betty from the moment I met her. Her story, told in letters, offered great insight into how different things were for married women back in the day. These chapters had me absolutely hooked, while evoking a range of emotions from sadness to anger.
Jane Corry’s books never fail to keep me completely gripped from start to finish and this one is no different. I had an incredibly hard time putting it down and I flew through its pages. There’s so much more to this story than first meets the eye and I thoroughly enjoyed discovering all of it, all the way through to its brilliant conclusion. Jane Corry never disappoints and I Made A Mistake may just be my new favourite book by her. I absolutely can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.
I Made A Mistake is available to buy in ebook format. The UK paperback is out this Thursday!
| ABOUT THE AUTHOR |
Jane Corry is a writer and journalist (Daily Telegraph and women’s magazines) who worked for three years as the writer in residence of a high security male prison. This experience helped inspire her Sunday Times Penguin bestsellers ‘My Husband’s Wife’, ‘Blood Sisters’, ‘The Dead Ex’, ‘I Looked Away’ and ‘I Made A Mistake’. She has now sold over a million copies of her books word-wide.
Jane also writes short stories as well as a weekly digital column about being a granny for My Weekly. As well as this, she speaks at literary festivals all over the world. Many of her ideas strike during morning dog-jogs along the beach followed by a dip in the sea – no matter how cold it is!