Wednesday, April 10, 2013

One Step Too Far... a book review

One Step Too Far
One Step Too Far
by Tina Seskis
Published by Kirk Parolles
ISBN-13: 978-0957544321
Available: April 15, 2013

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?
~ Publisher's Description

In Tina Seskis' debut novel One Step Too Far, Tina takes the reader on a wild ride with the most unexpected twist at the end.  Most families are dysfunctional in one way or another since no one is perfect... especially when more than one person is involved!  Add in a twin sister with emotional issues and an art for the dramatic, and you end up with more questions than answers.

After Emily runs away and begins life anew, she fails to grow as a person.  Her life evolves around herself and she cannot see past herself.  She accepts the blame for most everything.  Why can't she understand it isn't all about her?

Read Chapter 1 HERE.

Throughout the book, I had problems following the storyline.  I believe part of the issue was the "UK English" slang of which I am unfamiliar.  I found I needed to reread a few passages to be able to understand the context.  Also, midway through the book, the plot seemed to slow down.  I found myself skimming to get to the next "Aha" part.  Without giving anything away, the twist at the end dumbfounded me and a part of the ending was a letdown.  My response... "Really?"

My rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I received a complimentary e-book of One Step Too Far from NetGalley and Kirk Parrolles in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. 



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