One Little Mistake by Emma Curtis
One Little Mistake confused me. I wasn’t sure about what the mistake was. There were many! Not sure how little they were… And also it wasn’t clear which character should I be sympathising!
I guess it is an okay book overall, but not the best of this genre. I ended up reading this book because it has such an high score on Goodreads. However I’ve read better thrillers this year with much lower scores. Interesting!
This is a story about two friends: Vicky and Amber. Vicky is a proper middle class woman, with a good-looking husband, 2 beautiful children. (Yet another book which kind of claims if a woman has a well-earning husband and a couple up well look after children she has it all.) Amber- who is working in an estate agent, she has a husband and a lovely daughter but she isn’t as lucky as Vicky. Her family lives in a flat, and she can’t financially afford what Vicky can. Oh. Sweet envy? Then, one day, Vicky does a little mistake- or two? As I said, not sure how many. Then shit hits the fan.
There are some secrets to reveal, though they are a bit predictable. To be honest I don’t care if there are ‘twists’ or ‘surprise endings’ in a book like this, that’s not what put me off about this book. I didn’t like the shell covering the female characters, the poor little ‘depressed suburban wife’ figures who is ready to give in to desire. And what about the male characters? They are vague, except one, let me say ‘the villain’ for the sake of not revealing anything. Even that character is quite bland in his portrayal. So although the writing isn’t bad, I ended up not liking this book.
Still, it is a page turner. So if you’re looking for an easy read, it might be the right one for you.
2.5 out of 5 stars from me.
By the time this review is written :
Goodreads score is 4.1
Amazon Score: 4.4
Audible Score: 4.3
Publisher: Penguin, 448 pages, published June 2017