What can I say, I loved One Step Too Far by Tina Seskis! It’s a great book and I can see it easily being a best selling film too.
I found myself immediately drawn to the writing style and immersed in the different characters.
The book flips between the present day and the past and you know they will eventually converge revealing the full situation behind the dramatic life change taken by our lead character, Emily Coleman.
All of the roles in the story are well defined and I found that I had clear and distinct thoughts about each new person as they were introduced and their back story was drip fed.
Emily/Cat is likeable and so clearly hiding and healing from an ‘event’ which lead to her running away from everything and everyone. I find I usually guess the answers to things like this one very early on in books whereas with ‘One Step Too Far’ I had a few ideas floating around in the my head before the final answer was uncovered.
The tension and suspense really builds up as you read on and I think I read the last 50% of the book in one (heavily coffee fuelled) sitting as I simply had to know what happened next!
This is truly a really engaging book to lose yourself in and I hope you love it as much as I did.
Synopsis: Tina Seskis’s stunning debut novel, One Step Too Far, is a gripping and haunting psychological thriller.
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? How will she survive? And what is the date that looms, threatening to force her to confront her past? No-one has ever guessed her secret. Will you?
If you love The Girl on the Train we promise that you will love One Step Too Far, an absolutely unputdownable story of secrets and heartbreak.