How far would you go to protect your happy home?
Sara made one promise to herself when she was growing up in foster care: that if she was lucky enough to have a family, she’d always do whatever it took to protect them. Looking around her home with its cosy kitchen and living room, where her energetic teenage daughters and gorgeous four-year-old son all eat, play and live together, she knows she’d do anything to keep them safe.
So when Sara’s husband Matt loses his job and every shred of his confidence with it, she knows it’s up to her to bring the family back from the brink. Though she doesn’t know where she can possibly find the money they need to keep afloat.
Until her boss at work offers her a deal. He’ll help out. She just has to do him one little favour.
But could trusting him save Sara’s family, or will it be a mistake that costs her absolutely everything?
This year’s most gripping psychological thriller – perfect for fans of My Lovely Wife, The Girl on the Train, and Something in the Water.
A Cracking Read!
Well, there are more than a few shocks and surprises in this one!
Sara’s family mean everything to her; having spent her formative years in care she has only ever wanted a safe and secure family unit for her three children. As she looks around the home she share with her husband Matt, teenage twin girls and four year old son, Sara knows she will do whatever she needs to to protect them. Then Matt loses his job, decides to set himself up in business but needs an influx of cash to get him started. And that’s where Sara begins a downward slope, managing to get herself into a position she never though she would. The question is, how does she climb her way back out again?
A thrilling and exciting read, skilfully crafted and showing off all the author’s experience – what a book! It’s fair to say I couldn’t have guessed what was happening and had very little idea of what was coming next. One Mistake kept me guessing all the way through and the surprises kept on coming right up to the very end. A cracking read! Fantastic characterisation and a fast moving storyline packed with detail! I cannot recommend this one highly enough and have no hesitation in giving it a full five sparkling stars!
My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: psychological thriller
- Format: ebook, paperback, audiobook
- Size: 328 pages
- Publisher: Bookouture
- Publication Date: 5 May 2020
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Rona Halsall was a management consultant for twenty years, spending most of her time writing strategies, business plans and grant applications, before dedicating herself to creative writing full-time. Her writing skills have been honed by reading voraciously, as well as undertaking an open university creative writing course.
Rona is a keen book reviewer and belongs to a number of online book and writing groups. She has three grown-up children, and two step-children and she lives on the Isle of Man with her husband. Her first book, Keep You Safe was published by Bookouture in August 2018.