Brought to you by Penguin.
*Narrated by Emilia Fox*
IT STARTED WITH A KISS
AND ENDED IN MURDER...
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 . . .
'Absolutely brilliant...full of twists and turns that left me positively breathless' Angela Marsons
'A python of a book; it draws you in gently at first and then the coils of tension begin to tighten and refuse to let you go...' Jane Shemilt
'Readers you are in for a tremendous treat - a roller-coaster of a ride that will leave you screaming, 'No!' on more than one occasion' Carol Wyer
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
A former actress, Poppy Page now runs a casting agent for extras, while her daughters are suddenly teenagers and she’s marking two decades of marriage. That comfortable rut is interrupted forever by the return of a past love interest. One act of infidelity later, and someone has died as a result. A steady-handed domestic thriller, I Made a Mistake intersperses Poppy’s story with the perspective of her mother-in-law, Betty. As well as maintaining the suspense, the book is rich with knowing observations about what happens to women who are considered past their prime. Actress Emilia Fox (The Pianist) narrates as both Poppy and Betty, bringing real empathy to their equally unexpected life journeys.
This book is all encompassing and slowly builds up to the ramifications of a single mistake.
Poppy is married to Stuart they have two daughters, Poppy has a casting agent business after failing to make it as an actress. Stuart a successful Dentist. She loves Stuart but the passion and physical side of their marriage seems to have gone.
Poppy often finds herself reminiscing about her first love Martin and at one of the social gatherings she attends in order to get more business, he walks in after two decades apart. Her heart flutters but she resists when he suggests they get intimate.
But one day she makes a terrible mistake. Unbeknownst to Poppy this mistake turns into a nightmare, as Martin starts to slowly try to infiltrate her life then she realises to her cost rather too late that he is not the man she thought he was. Worse is to come when she finds out what his agenda……
The story is told from Poppy and Betty her mother in law’s point of view. Poppy in the present and Betty is in the past in the form of letters to Poppy that she stores up for the appropriate moment.
The thrilling part towards the end really adds to the story and we see that both Poppy and Betty share a very similar mistake and they both have ramifications……