Like a number of other reviewers, I was drawn to this book by an email telling me it was “the book everyone’s going to be talking about”. That kind of pre-release publicity sometimes puts me off, but in this case it was absolutely right – this book was a fantastic read, full of twists and turns that keep you on the edge of your seat throughout.
The book opens with Emily on a train, running away from her apparently perfect life with husband Ben and her small son. We hear about her twin, Caroline, a very different – and wholly dislikeable – character. Emily calls herself Cat, and moves into a squalid shared house, where she is befriended by Angel, who has her own complicated history.
This is a book that needs to be experienced – if people aren’t talking about it, they really should be. I’m particularly thrilled that I now have a copy of her second book, A Serpentine Affair (due for release 2nd August in the UK) to read and review, and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.
My thanks to netgalley and Kirk Parolles for e-copies of both books. One Step Too Far is available for Kindle at time of writing for just 99p.