This book caught my attention as the blurb said “The book EVERYONE’S going to be talking about this summer”. I was immediately cynical and thought that’s big talk for a little book, let me be the judge of that!
Emily gets up one morning leaves her seemingly happy marriage, an adorable son and gets on a train to start a new life with a new identity in London. I was intrigued, I couldn’t read it quickly enough to find out why. Why would anyone just walk away and leave family and friends worrying about you? Why did she leave her son behind? What was so bad in her past that she needed a new identity?
It’s a well written, well structured, captivating read. Though flashbacks and multiple point of view perspectives, we get interesting and realistic character development. I totally believed in what was happening especially as some dirtier, grittier aspects of life are thrown it but not for cheap shocks just as a natural development of this story. One Step Too Far is a book, I speed read as I had to know all the what’s and why’s and I had to know them asap! I had a few theories about what was happening but none of them were right The author played me like I was the joker in deck of cards.
However, I do have a few negatives, about half way in, I was getting of tired of waiting for the reveal and the story lagged a little here. Then there was a twist which was a bit too convenient as it moved the story into a direction that it needed to go. But this only distracted me slightly from a very enjoyable read.
Don’t know if everyone is going to be talking about it but I will be recommending it to everyone. Well deserving of 4 stars and to be honest the first half of the book and the end of the book are 5 star worthy for me. Great work for a debut novel and I’m already enthusiastically anticipating future books from this author.
Thanks to NetGalley and Kirk Parrolles for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
Bookish Chat : This is one we can’t do Bookish Chat on until you read it! And I can’t talk about it until you do as I’ll spoil it. Am dying to talk to someone about it so read it and come back to me to discuss!