Review: I Made a Mistake by Jane Corry

Posted June 17, 2020 by Charlotte in Reviews / 0 Comments

I Made a Mistake by Jane Corry

I received this book for free from Netgalley, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: I Made a Mistake by Jane CorryI Made a Mistake by Jane Corry
Published by Penguin on 28th May 2020
Genres: Fiction, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller
Pages: 464
Format: E-Arc, Paperback
Source: Netgalley, Publisher
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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 . . .
'Fearsomely good' Nicci French
'Sensitive and thought-provoking' Adele Parks
'Psychological thriller writing at its very best' SD Sykes

I Made a Mistake was a slow burner of a book. Told from the perspective of two women, both of whom made one small mistake with big consequences. And somehow both their fates are intertwined.

To be honest, at the very start when I was swapping chapters between Betty and Poppy, I was slightly confused as to how this was all relevant and if I actually cared. But then the story started to get going and my priorities changed.

For me, I much preferred Betty’s story and I raced through Poppy’s to get to hers. I needed to know how it ended. How she dealt with everything that happened to her. How she changed as a person.  Despite both being caught out by similar issues it was interesting to see how each dealt with the matter differently.

While I did sometimes feel for Poppy. Sometimes I just couldn’t understand why she was making such rubbish decisions. While I was trying to not be judgmental sometimes being judgemental was all Poppy had going for her. Sorry Poppy but you did not help yourself.

But it was these very decisions. Selfish, pitiful and occasional unthinking decisions that kept me hooked. Well that and the fact that I needed justice to be served. All actions have consequences and you have to be prepared to accept that. But those consequences may not always be what you anticipated.

In the end I Made a Mistake was a compulsive read, that ended up being more emotional and engaging than I originally thought.

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