Today I am so thrilled to be sharing my review on its publication day as part of the blog tour for One Mistake by Rona Halsall published by Bookouture. Happy publication day Rona!
One Mistake by Rona Halsall
Release Date: 5th of May 2020
Print Length: 308 pages
Genre: 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.
What a read One Mistake is! Caught in its clutches from the get go, I was on the edge of my seat and through bleary eyes, I read this in one sitting well into the early hours of the morning. Make sure you have nothing else on when you start One Mistake as you will not be able to tear yourself away! You have been warned…
Rona has created an interesting plot that delves into the issue of what one will do when under extreme pressure to keep their family afloat, when they fall on hard times. In desperation main protagonist Sara makes a decision that creates a ripple effect as lies and deceit are uncovered leading to a shocking revelation that I did not see coming!
Witnessing the characters being bought to life was like meeting a new group of people, some you feel for as you get to know them and some you take an instant dislike to! The standout character for me was definitely Sara, my heart just went out to her. After a traumatic childhood, all she wants is a better life for her family than what she grew up in. I enjoyed the character of Hailey (Sara’s sister) and loved the relationship they shared. There is one character that I absolutely loathed, (although very well written for me to feel this way) No need to mention their name. You will know who it is when you read the book…
I always enjoy reading Rona’s work. Her writing is very fluid and engaging and she knows how to get the readers attention and keep them enthralled. I have throughly enjoyed each book that she has released, but for me, I think that One Mistake is her best yet and is definitely a contender to be part of my best books for 2020.
One Mistake is a fast paced read that will have you immediately hooked. With a strong plot that is full of tension and suspense, great characterisation and with a revelation that will knock your socks off, One Mistake is a gripping and must read for 2020. It was an absolute pleasure to read and review One Mistake which I highly recommend.
Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Rona Halsall for allowing me to read an advanced copy of One Mistake which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to NetGalley, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Amazon Australia, Amazon US, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes and Noble & Waterstones. As I am from Australia, unfortunately, I am unable to add to Amazon UK.
One Mistake Blog Tour
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Let’s Get to Know Rona
Rona lives on the Isle of Man with her husband, two dogs and three guinea pigs. She has been a bookworm since she was a child and now she’s actually creating stories of her own, which still feels like a dream come true.
She is an outdoorsy person and loves stomping up a mountain, walking the coastal paths and exploring the wonderful beaches on the Island while she’s plotting how to kill off her next victim. She also makes sure she deletes her Google history on a regular basis, because… well, you can’t be too careful when you spend your life researching new and ingenious ways for people to die.
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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