Thursday, November 13, 2014

Review: One Step Too Far by Tina Seskis

One Step Too Far
by Tina Seskis

Publisher: William Morrow
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  No one has ever guessed Emily's secret.

Will you?

A happy marriage. A beautiful family. A lovely home. So what makes Emily Coleman get up one morning and walk right out of her life--to start again as someone new?

Now, Emily has become Cat, working at a hip advertising agency in London and living on the edge with her inseparable new friend, Angel. Cat's buried any trace of her old self so well, no one knows how to find her. But she can't bury the past--or her own memories.

And soon, she'll have to face the truth of what she's done--a shocking revelation that may push her one step too far. . . 

Kritters Thoughts:  Emily leaves behind her husband and family with no warning and leaves no information behind as to where she is going.  She starts a whole new life, job and wants to start over.  At the same time, the reader is finding out about her past and the crazy childhood that may have helped lead her to this decision.  

Emily was an interesting character and even after the book is complete, I am not sure if I ever really liked her or understood her - but I am ok with that!  I felt detached from her because I was slowly learning about her backstory and I couldn't understand why she had made the big life change that she did.  

The one thing I would wish for is for the reader to be given her reasoning earlier in the book.  Once I found out her reason for leaving I felt like it was too close to the end to enjoy it - the build up was too long.  

I enjoyed this one and was glad to hear how her childhood affected her life as an adult, that made the book for me.  The other thing that I wished would have been a little more of the story told from her husband's point of view, I loved the few moments that we heard from him.

Rating: definitely a good read, but can't read two in a row

Ebook 2014 Challenge: 62 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Edelweisss.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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