PUBLISHER: Simon and Schuster Canada, Gallery Books
PUBLICATION DATE: February 5th, 2019
Thank you to Simon and Schuster Canad and Gallery Books for this eARC copy of Her One Mistake via NetGalley.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
What should have been a fun-filled, carefree day takes a tragic turn for the worse for one mother when her best friend’s child goes missing in this suspenseful, compulsively readable, and darkly twisted psychological thriller.
It all started at the school fair…
Charlotte was supposed to be looking after the children, and she swears she was. She only took her eyes off of them for one second. But when her three kids are all safe and sound at the school fair, and Alice, her best friend Harriet’s daughter, is nowhere to be found, Charlotte panics. Frantically searching everywhere, Charlotte knows she must find the courage to tell Harriet that her beloved only child is missing. And admit that she has only herself to blame.
Harriet, devastated by this unthinkable, unbearable loss, can no longer bring herself to speak to Charlotte again, much less trust her. Now more isolated than ever and struggling to keep her marriage afloat, Harriet believes nothing and no one. But as the police bear down on both women trying to piece together the puzzle of what happened to this little girl, dark secrets begin to surface—and Harriet discovers that confiding in Charlotte again may be the only thing that will reunite her with her daughter….
Addictive, fast-paced and thrilling! This book had me hooked! Harriet and Charlotte are friends. They have children around the same age and one day Harriet asks Charlotte to watch her daughter Alice for a few hours. This is a big deal for Harriet, because she rarely lets her daughter Alice out of her sight. She is a very protective mother, and is nervous about leaving her daughter in the care of someone else, even if that someone is her best friend.
What should have been a fun filled day at the school fair turns into a tragic event, as Charlotte only took her eyes off the children for a second and then suddenly Alice is missing. Where did she go? Charlotte swears she looked away for that one brief second, and the unthinkable happens!
Charlotte feels horrible, as it was under her supervision that Alice goes missing! Harriet is furious that her best friend could let such a thing happen and is devastated! The search then begins for missing Alice. Days go by and there are no leads, and no one, not even the police, seem to know where Alice has vanished.
A page turner of a book that will have you sitting on the edge of your seat biting your nails as you flip through pages to see what happens next. Did someone take Alice? Who would take her and why? A thrilling ride to the very ending, which will shock and surprise you. I definitely didn’t see the ending coming and I loved it!
MY RATING: 5/5 stars