One Little Mistake by Emma Curtis book review



One Little Mistake written by Emma Curtis, publisher Transworld Digital, is available NOW in ebook format.

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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 makes a split-second decision that risks everything she holds dear, 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 . . .


I was gripped from the first few pages of this psychological story.  I have to admit psychological thrillers are not my usual preferred genre but I was gently persuaded to give this story a go.  I love stories about people, personalities and relationships and the author, Emma Curtis, had packed this story full of all this and more.

Vicky Seagrave from the outside had it all; three beautiful children, a loving husband, great network of friends and a job she loves.  However, one fateful day she let’s her heart rule over her head and risks everything that matters to her.  This sudden lapse of judgement brings devastating results and Vicky’s life starts tumbling around her.  Like a line of dominoes one mistake, one lie leads to more; bringing heart ache, chaos, deceit, betrayal, confusion, manipulation, blackmail, danger, hurt and despair.

Vicky thought she could rely on her best friend, Amber, for her support during this traumatic time but unbeknown to Vicky, Amber had an ulterior motive.  Amber and Vicky have been best friends since they met at a pregnancy class six years ago.  They soon found a kinship with each other and have been inseparable since.  However, Amber had met Vicky before, a long time ago when they were young girls.  Vicky cannot recall this at all as it was only a brief encounter but to Amber it was a time she will never forget.

Emma Curtis cleverly tells this story from two different perspectives and times.  The mistake from here and now which cultivated a whole host of chaos to Vicky’s life.  And of a traumatic time of a young girl wanting the love she deserves but facing something much more sinister.  These two stories are compelling in their own right.  Very dark issues were revealed and are quite harrowing to read but the author, Emma Curtis, dealt with these matters quite sensitively.  There were scenes that I couldn’t quite believe what I was reading , they left me astonished and shocked.  I was gripped and captivated, my heart was pounding and the twists and turns shook my core.  A stunning psychological thriller that is thought provoking, engaging and dramatic.  A page turner that took me out of my comfort zone that left me compelled to find out what happens next.  5/5*

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