Wednesday, December 16, 2015
One Step Too Far by Tina Seskis
Emily has left her home. She had a perfect life, a handsome husband who loved her madly, a gorgeous toddler, a dream house, even a new puppy. What could have forced her from this haven? Emily had always been the good twin; her sister Caroline a chaotic individual who stumbled from crisis to crisis. Now Emily has disappeared and no one can imagine where she has gone.
As it turns out, it is amazingly easy to disappear. Emily goes to London and before a week is out, she has a new place to live, courtesy of the newspaper ads and a new job, courtesy of a temp agency. Her only disguise is going by her first rather than her middle name. Since her maiden name was common, she can even use her passport as identification so there is no problem setting up a bank account, etc.
Her husband, Ben, is desolate. Why did she go? Where did she go? It turns out the police are not very interested in helping a husband locate a wife who decides to disappear. Ben searches as best he can then with the help of his parents, moves on with taking care of the house and those left behind. Will these two ever find their way back to each other?
Tina Seskis has written a suspenseful novel that slowly and tantalizingly reveals the mystery behind Emily and Ben's life. I must admit my heart sank when I realised it was a good twin, evil twin plot line, but this one has been well-done, the inevitable comparisons done deftly. The reader is caught up in Emily's successful escape and left wondering if they could ever do the same. This novel is recommended for readers of thrillers.