My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Jane Corry in my humble opinion can make no mistake. Her latest release I Made A Mistake takes us thru the lives of 2 women Poppy and Betty who teaches us that To Err is Human and it may be only one mistake but we need not pay it with our lives.
The story is comparatively much simpler than some of her other books that I have read which were sufficiently more entangled and convoluted. Poppy Paige is enjoying motherhood to 2 teenage girls, she’s running an agency from her home and is happily married to her husband who is a dentist. Her mother-in-law Betty is also in residence and it is thanks to her immense help that Poppy is able to successfully manage her various responsibilities in addition to the stress of worrying about her father who is showing early signs of dementia.
Love at 17 maybe frivolous for many but Poppy’s experience has been terribly bad but when a chance meeting with her ex, Mathew opens up new avenues, Poppy craving for recognition and love commits one single mistake of her life! But is it such an unforgivable crime or as adults, are we more vulnerable than children in committing mistakes and repenting for them?
Jane Corry has used theme of love and recognition needed and about lost love thru Betty’s and Poppy’s lives. Betty’s past and how it echoes in similar theme to Poppy’s but carries different momentum was extremely touching and the mystery that is woven thru the story and how it adds to the emotional drama was an added plus.
If you are a first-time reader of Jane Corry, I would suggest Blood Sisters which was an extremely fantastic thriller but I Made A Mistake holds on its own even though the adrenaline rush was on the low side in this book. What makes it superb is the nuanced story-telling as we get scenes from the court-room and then the reveal of the story thru Betty and Poppy. I Made A Mistake is definitely a cleverly crafted slow burning thriller.
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YOU DIDN’T MEAN TO DO IT.
IT WAS ONLY ONCE.
BUT NOW HE’S DEAD, AND SOMEONE HAS TO PAY . . .
The darkly addictive new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of I Looked Away, Blood Sisters and My Husband’s Wife.
In Poppy Page’s mind, there are two types of women in this world: those who are faithful to their husbands, and those who are not. Until now, Poppy has never questioned which she was.
But when handsome, charming Matthew Gordon walks back into her life after almost two decades, that changes. Poppy makes a single mistake – and that mistake will be far more dangerous than she could imagine.
Someone is going to pay for it with their life . . .