Friday, December 4, 2015

Blog Tour: One Step Too Far by Tina Seskis

Author: Tina Seskis
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; 
Date of publication: Reprint edition (December 1, 2015)

“Tina Seskis’ twisted psychological thriller keeps readers guessing at Emily’s secrets until the end.” —Us Weekly

An 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?

Deliberately losing herself in London, Emily quickly transforms herself into Cat. Along with her new name, she finds a new home in a shared house in North London teeming with an odd assortment of flatmates, and a new job as a receptionist.

Soon Cat has 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 painful memories. As the days turn to months, thoughts of all she’s left behind begin to consume her. She cannot outrun the ghosts that haunt her, no matter how hard she tries to elude them. 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. . . .

According to the quote above in the synopsis, this is being marketed as a "twisted psychological thriller".  I'm not sure who comes up with those quotes, but I'm not sure I would say this was anywhere close to being twisted, psychological or a thriller.  For me, One Step Too Far was a story about a woman who walks away from her husband one day and changes her identity to hide.  It's apparent that something horrible happened to her and she is trying to escape her memories.  But no one can ever really escape, right?

This was kind of an odd book for me. It's told through several different character perspectives and goes between several different time lines.  I'm not sure that format really worked for this story.  It almost read like an timeline outline at times. I didn't really see what the background of her sister and parents had really anything to do with her "secret"  because to me, they didn't really.  I guessed early on what Emily's secret was or at least, I was close.  I wasn't really able to connect with Emily/Cat as much as I wanted to.  Her choices while in hiding were disappointing and made me kind of not like her. I felt most sorry for Ben.  

Would I recommend it?  Sure.  It's a quick read and I didn't hate it.  I just didn't get the story I was expecting, so that was disappointing.

About Tina Seskis

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 Far is 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 lives in North London with her husband and son.

Find out more about Tina at her website, and connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.

Tina’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, December 1st: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Wednesday, December 2nd: fangirl confessions
Friday, December 4th: From the TBR Pile
Friday, December 4th: Mary’s Cup of Tea
Thursday, December 10th: The Book Bag
Monday, December 14th: Booked on a Feeling
Tuesday, December 15th: Time 2 Read
Wednesday, December 16th: Booksie’s Blog
Thursday, December 17th: I’m Shelf-ish
Friday, December 18th: Stephany Writes

1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Thanks for being a part of the tour.