Marie Reviews One Step Too Far by Tina Seskis

One Step Too FarOne Step Too Far by Tina Seskis


An apparently happy marriage. A beautiful son. A lovely home. So what makes Emily Coleman get up one morning and walk right out of her life – changing her name, holing up in a grotty house in North London, taking a dead-end job where she won’t be found. Has she had a breakdown? Was it to escape her dysfunctional family, especially her malevolent twin Caroline who always seemed to hate her? And what is the anniversary that looms, threatening to force her to confront her past? No-one has ever guessed her secret. Will you?


This book starts out in one voice, and switches point of view frequently. It also switches to a narrator point of view at intervals. It can all be very distracting if you are not paying close attention. If you don't want to be confused, keep your mind on the story.
It was an interesting tale of how Emily finally snapped after spending her entire life dealing with her not no sane family. She runs away and tries to start a new life, leaving me trying to figure out what happened that was so bad it would force her to such extremes and such a drastic change in life style. It was not revealed until the very end, extremely suspenseful. I was very surprised with the final telling of the tale.
I feel like some of the book was unnecessary, could have been cut out and it wouldn't have made the story less interesting, maybe it would have even made it less confusing. I also questioned how her husband couldn't find her for a whole year. She was using her real name.
Over all, I enjoyed it, and was kept on edge waiting to finally figure out what that turning point was that changed Emily Coleman to Cat Brown.
I was given a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review.


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