Monday, January 25, 2016

One Step Too Far Book Review

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (December 1, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0062340093
  • ISBN-13: 978-0062340092 
    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. . . 
    My Thoughts:
    I know that life gets hard sometimes and we would all love to have a happy place to go to and forget all the bad things, but in reality, that place doesn't exist and you have to face your sadness and fear and not let it guide you into making even more drastic mistakes.
    I really felt for this character and her need to want to go somewhere that nobody knew what had happened to her. But, I have found that no matter how hard you try to forget, there will always be a part of you that won't let go. Or at least in my case, that is how it goes.
    Sometimes, even in the worst case scenario, telling your story can set you free in ways that you never knew possible. So, Emily will either have to keep running from herself or stand still and just let it really sink in and only then can she heal from her past tragedies and see the possibility of a future.
    Hopefully, she doesn't wait too long because the longer it takes, the harder it will be to go back and correct the mistakes.
    Happy Reading!
    About the Author:
    I grew up in Hampshire, England, where my father worked at Heathrow for British Airways and my mother was in sales. My parents bestowed upon me a certain degree of eccentricity: my dad amongst other things built a boat in the front garden on our commuter belt housing estate, moved us into a touring caravan when our new house wasn’t built, and took us all over the world with his free air travel and limited budget.  I think part of my story-telling is shaped by those experiences.

    I studied business at the University of Bath and then worked for over twenty years in marketing, advertising and online sales, with varying degrees of success, before starting to write.

    I originally wrote One Step Too Far for my mum, whilst attending a local writing class on a Thursday afternoon. I completed my second novel When We Were Friends (formerly called A Serpentine Affair) in 2011. It took me way longer to finally get the books published, and One Step Too Far is now available in over 60 countries.

    Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from you.


    Linda Herold said...

    Wow! Trying to escape your past can be dangerous! Sounds like a good book!

    Jeanna Massman said...

    This book gives readers the chance to experience the ultimate escape and come out unscathed. Will the characters in the book be so lucky?

    Anita Yancey said...

    No, I have never wanted to disappear, not even for a weekend. But I would love a vacation. Thanks for having the giveaway.


    Meredith said...

    I used to take a "me" weekend away. It's been a long time, but maybe I should do it again!