One Step Too Far: A Novel

Paperback | December 1, 2015

byTina Seskis

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The #1 international bestseller reminiscent of After I’m Gone, Sister, Before I Go to Sleep, and The Silent Wife—an intricately plotted, thoroughly addictive thriller that introduces a major new voice in suspense fiction—a mesmerizing and powerful novel that will keep you guessing to the very end.

No one has ever guessed Emily’s secret.

Will you?

A happy marriage. A beautiful family. A lovely home. So what makes Emily Coleman get up one morning and walk right out of her life—to start again as someone new?

Now, Emily has become Cat, working at a hip advertising agency in London and living on the edge with her inseparable new friend, Angel. Cat’s buried any trace of her old self so well, no one knows how to find her. But she can't bury the past—or her own memories.

And soon, she’ll have to face the truth of what she's done—a shocking revelation that may push her one step too far. . . .

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The #1 international bestseller reminiscent of After I’m Gone, Sister, Before I Go to Sleep, and The Silent Wife—an intricately plotted, thoroughly addictive thriller that introduces a major new voice in suspense fiction—a mesmerizing and powerful novel that will keep you guessing to the very end.No one has ever guessed Emily’s secret....

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“Tina Seskis’ twisted psychological thriller keeps readers guessing at Emily’s secrets until the end.” —Us WeeklyAn apparently happy marriage. A beautiful family. A dream home. So what makes lawyer Emily Coleman—a woman who appears to have everything—get up one morning and walk right out of her life to start again as someone new?Delibe...

Tina Seskis grew up in Hampshire, England, and after graduating from the University of Bath spent more than twenty years working in marketing and advertising.One Step Too Faris her debut novel, and was first published independently in the UK, where it shot to the #1 spot on the bestseller list. Her second novel is forthcoming. She live...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.68 inPublished:December 1, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062340093

ISBN - 13:9780062340092

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from fascinating character study This book is a unique perspective on a troubled life. It has lots of suspense and tension, leading us along, wondering what might happen next. Even though you might guess what's going to happen, in my case, I didn't guess correctly, which is always good to not be able to guess, because then you are more surprised by the twists ahead. There were at least 3 or 4 twists I didn't expect. It was a captivating and fascinating character study of how loss change change and transform people.
Date published: 2016-11-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not my favorite book. Emily is a wife and mother. She has a twin sister and divorced parents and one day she just walks out of her life. She moves into transitory housing and befriends someone named Angel. She gets a job, works to move up in the world and picks up some very bad habits, all while we, the reader, try to figure out why she would have left her life before this. I had a lot of trouble getting through this book. Usually I would have loved a mystery that heralded a fantastic gobsmacking twist in it where you were told as the reader you'd NEVER figure out what was gonna happen. Yep, that's true, the twist was unforeseen but getting there was so painful that I stopped caring how or why the characters got there. I found myself reading just to get to the end and I hate doing that. It felt like a waste of time and since there are so darn many good books out there, I feel offended when a book holds me hostage. I had so much trouble having any sympathy for any of the characters. I wish I had felt like I cared about them at all. It all felt too superficial and I just couldn't connect to Emily. For that reason and the fact that the ending left me annoyed, even more frustrated than before and just overly angry I have to give it a 2 out of 5.
Date published: 2016-10-09

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“Seskis expertly depicts the new life of a runaway wife, Emily Coleman, in her exciting if not groundbreaking first novel… a diverting read.”