Her Greatest Mistake by Sarah Simpson
Published: April 1st 2018
Available in Paperback and on Kindle
Do we ever know what goes on behind closed doors?
Eve and Gregg were the perfect couple, with the perfect marriage...which has become the perfect lie. Gone is the charming, attentive Gregg - instead Eve wakes up each morning beside a manipulative and sinister man who controls his wife’s every move.
So Eve flees her immaculate marital home to keep herself, and young son Jack safe. Yet no matter how careful she has been, she knows Gregg will be relentless in his pursuit of his missing family. And that one day, when she's least expecting it, he will find them...
What was Eve’s greatest mistake?
Marrying Gregg? Leaving him? Or leaving him alive…?
Her Greatest Mistake is the story of Eve and Greg and the demise of their seemingly perfect relationship. When psychology student Eve meets Greg suave and sophisticated Greg she’s literally swept off her feet and fails to recognise any of the warning signs that Greg might not be as perfect as he makes out. Before too long Eve finds herself married to Greg and sincerely wishing she wasn’t as he becomes controlling and abusive. But can she play him at his own game?
This wasn’t the easiest of books to get into and I admit had I not been on the blog tour then I probably would have given up as for the first few chapters I was so confused. But I’m so glad I kept going with this book as what unfolds is a sinister and addictive read about a perfect marriage gone bad which had me holding my breathe waiting for what would happen next.
Written from both 2016 when Eve has managed to escape Greg’s clutches and through Eve’s flashbacks we learn about her early relationship with Greg and how things slowly went wrong. I think this is what initially threw me but once I was absorbed in the story this method of writing really worked well and added to the gritty unease which develops throughout the book.
As a debut novel I think Sarah Simpson has done a great job of creating a book with bags of unsettling atmosphere and a dark uneasiness. I’m really looking forward to what she writes next. So what was Eve’s greatest mistake? Well I highly recommend you read this book and find out for yourself.
I’d like to thank Aria for sending me a copy to review and for inviting me to be part of this blog tour.
About the Author
Sarah Simpson has a first-class honours degree in Psychology and has worked in a neuro-psychology department at a Brain Rehabilitation Hospital. When she first graduated she formed a mental health consultancy and worked as a psychologist within the family court system of Warwickshire and Oxfordshire. Three years ago she moved to Cornwall with her husband and three children, and runs her own practice in Truro. Her Greatest Mistake is her first novel, and she is currently working on the second.
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