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One Step Too Far - Tina Seskis
One Step Too Far
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The book EVERYONE'S going to be talking about this summer - extract to be featured in The Independent soon. 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 to start all over again? Has she had a breakdown?... show more
The book EVERYONE'S going to be talking about this summer - extract to be featured in The Independent soon. 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 to start all over again? Has she had a breakdown? Was it to escape her dysfunctional family - especially her flawed twin sister Caroline who always seemed to hate her? And what is the date that looms, threatening to force her to confront her past? No-one has ever guessed her secret. Will you?One Step Too Far captures your imagination from the start in this tightly-plotted story that you'll struggle to put down. The author does a wonderful job of keeping the reader guessing and clueless until she's ready to let you in on the secret.  And when she finally does, the reader should be prepared for a jaw-dropper. Seskis' book was a wonderful read that I fully expect to quickly rise on the list of bestsellers. Beautifully written and well-paced, it has an endearing, fascinating and realistic set of characters, many of whom we might recognize from our own lives, with a sense of mystery, sadness, joy and anticipation. The story is powerfully told, descriptive and vivid, with twists and turns which kept me reading, intrigued, until the early hours... A must-read and destined for great success.  Highly recommended 5* at least! WOW! This one is a winner! While the plot might seem like a movie-of-the-week , the gorgeous writing elevates it to fine contemporary literature. By the end, I was truly aching for Emily/Cat, desperate to know her secret. And when it was finally revealed I gasped out loud! This is an excellent example of how a book can play our emotions like an instrument... I am praying that someone options this for the big screen. It s compelling, gripping, frightening, embarrassing, deeply sad and lovely all at once. Just read it. You won t be sorry. I loved this book. Tina Seskis slams us straight in to the heart of her debut novel no warm-up, no fictional foreplay... A neat, intertwining story of interesting characters, told mainly through flashback episodes some dark, but enough which are funny, entertaining, warm and human to make this a rewarding journey. It was so compelling, so engaging, so thought-provoking... I found all the players totally engaging and found myself caring very deeply about Emily's fate. I loved the realist touches about life in London through the eyes of someone completely new to it... The pace was just right, (with) episodes of Mansfield-like stream-of-consciousness that reflected Emily's state of mind at the time and made me feel her panic, rage, fear, whatever. Well done! This book was frustratingly good. Loved all the twists and turns... This is definitely a book I ll be recommending to friends as well as a bookclub for one of their summer reads! I would compare this book to the movie The Sixth Sense there is a major twist ending that hits you right in the gut, and if you go back and read it again, the clues are all there, you just didn t put them together properly. The book is incredibly entertaining, and well-paced to keep you hanging on and wanting more... a great read. Tina Seskis has done a marvellous job of creating a compelling and intense novel. There was not one point in this brilliantly written story that I could clearly know what would happen to Cat. The world building put me right there, watching over Cat s shoulder, living her story along with her. Superb story.  Budding authors should read this novel to see how a good book can be written.  I give this 6 stars out of 5 and can t wait to read more from this very talented authoress.  It would make a great movie!
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780957544321 (0957544324)
Publisher: Kirk Parolles
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Watch - Eat - Read
Watch - Eat - Read rated it
3.0 One Step Too Far
This book as been sitting on my "to read" pile by my bed for quite some time. I finally embarked on reading it and found it a lot lighter and easier reading than expected. The blurb gave me the idea it was going to be a bit harrowing. Surprisingly I found it lighter than expected and a nice read. Th...
Silver's Reviews
Silver's Reviews rated it
3.0 One Step Too Far
Leaving her husband and child both physically and emotionally? What would make Emily, a happily married woman, just leave one day without a trace and make a new life for herself?Emily renamed herself Cat, moved into a run down house, and made new friends that really were not her style, but she didn...
Jessica (HDB)
Jessica (HDB) rated it
3.0 One Step Too Far by Tina Seskis
This is going to be a hard one to review, mainly because the entire plot revolves around a huge plot twist that I refuse to spoil for you. So, yes, this will be a vague review. It doesn't help that I'm entirely on the fence about my feelings anyway. One Step Too Far started out wonderfully. I was in...
Michele Jacobsen
Michele Jacobsen rated it
4.0 Secrets worth hiding....
The secrets women carry and the lengths they will go to in order to preserve those secrets are hot in genre fiction right now. Done well, these novels can be utterly compelling and difficult to put down as our inner voyeur rushes to discover the big reveal and pass judgement on the protagonist. Done...
stephanieelmas
stephanieelmas rated it
I read One Step Too Far on holiday and was seriously anti-social until I'd finished it! From the very first page the reader is left wondering - what on earth could have made Emily leave her perfect marriage, child and home. Part of you wants to dislike her for doing this but she is such a likeable,...
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