Her One Mistake by Heidi PerksHer One Mistake by Heidi Perks

Her One Mistake

byHeidi Perks

Hardcover | January 8, 2019

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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....

This breathless and fast-paced debut—perfect for fans of Big Little Lies and The Couple Next Door—takes you on a chilling journey that will keep you guessing until the very last page.
Title:Her One MistakeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:January 8, 2019Publisher:Gallery BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1501194224

ISBN - 13:9781501194221

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Suspense, mystery, more Okay, it’s true, I’m a romance junkie. But every once in a while I get the hankering for something a little different. Although, in order to gain my attention, it has to really pull me in with the blurb. This book did that and being this is written by a new author I was a bit worried that I might have fallen for a great blurb and not much else. I’m happy to say that is not the case. While this plot is about a missing child, it’s really about so much more. It’s about friendships, marriage, parenthood and all the not so pretty things behind these labels. I was definitely caught up in the case of the missing child, but I also found myself deeply moved by the layers that were revealed with these characters’ friendships. I’m ashamed to say that I actually saw myself in some of them. You know, that friendship that is just on the surface and has no real value. But you don’t really ever acknowledge that fact. I began to question myself about how I would react to this situation should one of my “friends” be found in the center of such an event. I’d like to think I’d be the resilient one, but even in this story that friend isn’t perfect…and that was when I realized how true to the human condition this story really was. Plot wise, this story kept me hopping. I never knew what was going to happen and each twist and turn was a complete surprise, with the exception of one element that seems pretty obvious almost from the beginning. However, that one non-hidden suspicion grew to be much more than I had anticipated, so even there I was taken by surprise. The switch between past and present, first and third person, was a bit confusing and oftentimes I felt myself pulled out of the story as I had to reevaluate when and whose point of view I was in. This doesn’t end in an “everyone lived happily ever after” but more of a “this is the best life can give us and we’re going to hold onto it for all it’s worth”. And despite my love of romances that guarantee a HEA with every read, I was totally okay with it. I would definitely recommend this read to anyone who likes a suspenseful mysteries that also have a deeper message beneath its surface. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book provided by NetGalley and Gallery/Pocket Books . All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Date published: 2019-01-08

Editorial Reviews

“Gripping…realistic…Fans of domestic thrillers will look forward to Perks’s second outing.”