By Paula Daly
Published by Transworld (27 August 2015)
We all think we know who we are.
What we’re capable of.
Roz is a single mother, a physiotherapist, a sister, a friend. She’s also desperate.
Her business has gone under, she’s crippled by debt and she’s just had to explain to her son why someone’s taken all their furniture away.
But now a stranger has made her an offer. For one night with her, he’ll pay enough to bring her back from the edge.
Roz has a choice to make.
I literally couldn't put this book down. The Mistake I Made is written in such a clever way that I just had to read another page, then another and another and so on. The words seep under your skin, as the plot builds and builds. I was savouring every word.
Roz is desperate for money to keep a roof over her and her young son's head. Her ex-husband is useless, providing little in the way of childcare, let alone financial help. So when a stranger offers her a way out, it doesn't take much for her to agree to his suggestion. But not surprisingly, everything goes horribly wrong.
Not only was the plot a fascinating one, but I enjoyed reading the background too - the setting of the Lake District and also the physiotherapy details. Paula Daly had clearly done her research.
The Mistake I Made certainly had the 'wow factor' for me. I think this is Paula Daly's best book yet and I urge you to buy it.
I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.