(One Step Too Far) [PDF DOWNLOAD] Ë Tina Seskis
In there The mystery is nimaginableOverall this is a well written novel about guilt redemption and growth which I m sure will tug at some heart strings Moving on and trying on a new life for size isn t what it s cracked Misfortune Cookies (When the Fat Ladies Sing up to be and it s better to just face the past with the people you love I ve learned that pickingp the pieces to a life that is no longer desired is what s reuired and no matter where you go who s life you try to live it can never be as beautiful or fulfilling as the life already assembled emily seems to have everything going for her a loving husband ben an adorable young son and she is pregnant again so why does she decide to walk away from it all leaving her wedding ring in crewe station and move into a grotty flat with too many roommates still in the slapdash stages of their lives where they are still figuring it out and living in gleeful sualordoes it have something to do with her twin sister caroline whose behavior has always been problematic does emily have a deep dark secret what could cause her to leave behind every stable thing in her life and embark on a journey of what will become one part self discovery and many parts self destructionthis is rhetorical i m not going to tell you because the secret is what drives the novelthe secret which causes the author to have to do some very deliberate early stage obfuscation if not flat out deception and that s okay that s the author s prerogative but the secret although devastating to the characters is not really necessary as a plot device except to keep the reader turning those pages i think it would have worked fine as a straightforward story that just told the tale of a woman trying to shut out a trauma and taking some Unraveling Josh (Ellery College, unconventional paths to find herself againbut that s editorializing so after some conveniently easy name changing emily becomes cat and after a rebirth courtesy of IKEA she finds herself a job where she discovers hidden talents but also develops a shoplifting and drug habit that is going to eventually land her into a whole heap of trouble along with her new friendflatmate angel who is both accurately and ironically named but who says babe way too muchthe story is told primarily through cat s eyes but there are other shorter POV chapters from her mother her father her sister angel and briefly benthe book does a good job keeping the reader guessing and the multiple POVs give a rounded perspective than had it been told from cat s viewpoint alone particularly strong are caroline s narratives because she is a character who has lived one of those roman candle existences pissing off so many people along the way but in her own voice we see a vulnerable figure than she comes across and she has her own problems that make her sympathetic to the reader problems that she hidesnder her bluff exterior which protects herbut i think she is treated a little nfairlyview spoilerher death is basically shrugged off with an oh well at least now i have closure which is just so oddly callous and negates her as a person it s not like she pushed the kid into traffic or anything you know she had her own stuff to deal with sheesh and while we are safe in spoiler territory emily s abandonment of her husband and dog could have all been avoided with a single conversation which is kind of my huge pet peeve been avoided with a single conversation which is kind of my huge pet peeve fiction just talk to each other the only writer i forgive this in is thomas hardy because his characters freuently have substantial barriers preventing these conversations but writers do this all the time and it is infuriating talk talk hide spoiler Utterly fantastic read with one hell of an ending My emotions are still reeling I had my eyes on this book for some time and wish I had read it earlier Absolutely brilliant fiction It s just one of those reads with everything going for it a great plot perfect pace plenty of twists interesting characters and an ending that knocked the stuffing out of me A total page turner in every sense An apparently happy marriage A beautiful son A lovely home So what makes Emily Coleman get p one morning and walk right out of her life to start all over again Has she had a breakdown Was it to escape her dysfunctional family especially her flawed twin sister Caroline who always seemed to hate her And what is the date that looms threatening to force her to confront her past No one has *ever guessed her secret Will youThe estions I had whilst reading this book really kept me intrigued *guessed her secret Will youThe estions I had whilst reading this book really kept me intrigued I tried to guess and put the dots together to form a picture I do enjoy a book that has it s share of broken damaged characters and Tina Seskis did a fine job of making sure this book is one that hooks the reader in early and
not let go The and the characters really got Letters Between a Catholic and an Evangelical under my skin and I wasite emotional by the end of the bookIt barrelled along at a great pace and I knew from the very start I was going to love this book and I really did I have not read anything from Tina prior to this book but am very keen to see from this talented author I give this one 5 stars totally loved it and highly recommend Thanks for reading my review For of my book reviews plenty of awesome books to win author interviews and features come over to join me for book fun at follow me on Twitter enuire about joining my reviewers team to enuire about my book publicity services Well This book threw me for a loop and that s a rare feeling these days EmilyCat has run away from her family to start a new life The whole pull of this book is her secret the reason why she ran away it s why you keep turning the pages The book jumps around from different points of view which adds some flavor to the storyline It felt reliable to me to hear from multiple narratives rather than just EmilyCat s viewpoint If you ve picked this book p it s likely because of the big twist that is boasted of I rea. 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 receptionistSoon 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 memor.
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review One Step Too FarContains slight spoilerI found this a really strange book and I CANNOT BELIEVE the rave reviews it is getting hereThe other reviews will outline the plot which is straight forward I m here to say step forth with cautionInitially I was really engaged and looked forward to picking this back p But then I realised nothing was going to happen for a while and I bedded in to read the pretty mundane daily going ons of a recently missing woman to find out why she walked out on her life That s fine but be prepared to sit through Ikea trips Unforeseen (Kingdom Keepers, unrealistic career progressions and multiple storylines that don t seem to matter in order to get to the secretI found all the characters EmilyCat included completely irritating andnrelateable we follow EmilyCat over a year yet she doesn t mention her son s birthday You can write as many back stories as you like that doesn t automatically mean your characters have layers As for the plot it just becomes laughable Ok so the twist is neat but getting there is a bizarre journey indeed I mean the thing with the footballerREALLY Having said that it s an easy read and does for a mindless dip in on the commute and the reveal made my eyebrows go Nascars Wildest Wrecks upOh and Seskis loves an adverb Hopelessly achingly screamingly completely and constantly I won my first book on Goodreads YaaaayWelllllllI didn t see that coming at all I don t think I will be giving anything away when I say there was a big twist in this book Almost all the reviews say something about it and it is also mentioned on the back cover Even though I knew it was coming when it happened I re read that page about three times and actually went back to different parts in the book to make sure I was getting it So it wasn t that Oh my God moment I had when watching the movie The Sixth Sense it was like Oh myyyy am I really THIS STUPID that I missed something or I read something wrong somewhere In all fairness to me I wasp A Land More Kind Than Home until 3am waaaaaaaaay past my bedtime not wanting to put the book downntil I reached the end So I was rather sleepyNow that I have joined the many people that talk about the twist in ONE STEP TOO FAR I am going to say that knowing about the twist may have been a bit of a distraction to me while reading I kept trying to figure it out as I was going along So if I can give one piece of advice it is forget there is a twist coming don t try to figure it out and just sit back and let it happen instead of what I didOooh maybe the twist is going to be thisOhhh maybe this is going to happenNooo maybe it s thisMaybe it s going to happen nowor now allllll through the book This is a great read with interesting characters I found the main character EmilyCat very likable and sympathetic even though in the very first chapter she abandons her family to start a new life I found myself estioning whether I could ever do that many times and I don t think I could but it didn t keep me from wanting Cat to be okay and to have her happy ending The novel One Step Too Far by Tina Seskis is the story of a woman named Emily Brown who walks out on her life She leaves *behind a loving husband a son and a host of family and friends What causes her *a loving husband a son and a host of family and friends What causes her leave her life is the catalyst which drives this novel and places her into the most bizarre situations I will not divulge the secret because that would just be wrong Emily sets out one day with money in her purse a passport and the clever idea to change her name in hopes of becoming someone else and escaping the life she desperately wants to leave behind In her attempt at fleeing she finds her self lodgeing with some less than savory people who seem to be the worlds rejects and are in no way the peers of her former life She finds friendship with a woman named Angel for better or worse A woman she appreciates doesn t try to change her or ask her to divulge her past Before long the new life she s embarked on is riddled in challenges and pure insanityInitially I loved to hate Emily Brown I couldn t nderstand why someone would walk out on such a seemingly perfect life At times she just didn t seem to care that she d left behind people who cared for her and were concerned for her well being As the novel progresses her character experiences growth through the most James Still unimaginable circumstances When reading the second part of the book I often thought the author was being comical but after having finished the book Inderstood that Emily s perils were all necessary for her to find herselfThe novel switches between Emily narrating and other essential characters points of view The parts that were concerning the husband Ben made my heart break Ben s chapters gave my raging hate for Emily fuel The only reason I didn t throw the book at the wall is because I didn t want to break my Kindle and I had to findout why Why did Emily leave What could be so bad that she d leave someone as loving as BenCaroline is a focal character as well Caroline is Emily s twin
who seemingly hates her They ve never had the bond twins share and it s often nfortunate because I think if "twins share and it s often nfortunate because I think if d had that Emily could have managed a little better Caroline screws p every chance at redemption and if Emily wasn t in the lead at being the character I loved to hate in this novel then Caroline was definitely a contenderWhy finish a book if you don t like the characters Deciphering the mystery of this novel kept my eyes glued to the page even when I was disinterested during Part 1 Part 1 at times became meandering and dull but I was grasping at clues as to what the heck could be this huge and begin this domino effect of chaos Part 2 is often times comical and really had me just worried for Emily although I had the nagging feeling she deserved everything she got Those feelings of disgust towards Emily totally go away once the huge mystery is revealed Therefore I m happy I stuck. An apparently happy marriage A beautiful family A dream home So what makes lawyer Emily Coleman a woman who appears to have everything get p one morning and walk right out of her life to start again as someone newDeliberately losing herself in London Emily ickly transforms herself into Cat. Laid until the end becausentil you find out what happens they just aren t like able That said it was a short easy read that would be great to bring on a summer trip This book was honestly painful to read the writing was juvenile and the characters were flat The plot line was ridiculous and implausible I don t The World Rushed in understand why Emily left her house or pretended to be her twin sister Cat the twist at the end doesn t justify her actions at all The characters were so flat and I didn t relate to any of them Also how does she do what she did then everything resolves itself at the end of the day and everyone lives happily ever after Such garbage honestly it started off ok but it just kept getting worse and worse There are about a 100 reasons I didn t like this book Let me list the main ones1 The structure The wholenfolding mystery through flashbacks thing is a bit overdone in this type of story anyway but I found it especially trying in this case because the flashbacks were so inane The tedious slow build toward the twist turned me off this book almost from the get go Not once I did feel any real interest or engagement in the mystery2 The plot The premise of this book wasn t all that bad but the execution was seriously lacking Instead of reading about a woman s harrowing journey to establish a new identity after a family tragedy I got to read about shopping trips the apparent ease of acuiring a job in London and descriptions of stereotypically kooky housemates I was a good hundred pages into the book and couldn t even be bothered to care about anything that was happening because it was all just soblah3 The characters I mentioned the stereotypical housemates but pretty much all the characters fit into some sort of stereotype and it grated on me the entire time I was reading Not to the mention the fact that the narration style really distanced me from the characters even the protagonist I struggled to feel any sort of connection to the main characters and often failed to care about their issues4 The twist I hate it when books pull the kind of twist this book relies on because the twist itself relies on clever misinformation and false implications There s no real shock value I find these twists annoying because they make me feel cheated that I was lied to And not in any interesting way for any interesting reason but just because there was no other way to hide the twist without lying sigh Guess this one just wasn t my sort of bookRating25 I was hooked when I first started reading and couldn t put it down Half way into the book as it started getting weird I started to change my opinion This book went down hill totally after that and I was annoyed by the ending *and the fact that I wasted many days on this book There were sentences that I *the fact that I wasted many days on this book There were sentences that I and re read and they never made any sense and Essential Business Networking used the wrong tense of words The description set mep by stating that a woman leaves her husband and son to start a new life Half way through the book I find that her son had died a year earlier and she actually left her husband and her dog Emily also known as Cat leaves her husband and dog and moves to London and moves into a dumpy dirty house with some He Taught Me to Hope (Darcy and the Young Knights Quest uestionable people She gets a job andickly becomes promoted and addicted to drugs She becomes the opposite of what she was in her other life More crazy things happen and this book just gets wackier as it goes along In the end she winds Knights of the Hill Country up with her husband and has two daughters and still has the dog I forgot to add that she had a twin sister who was wacko a mother who takes to mountain climbing after divorcing Emily s father because he had sex with one of his daughters friends at Emily s wedding Trust me you don t really want to read this book 35 StarsOne step too Far by Tina seskis is a marvellous rollercoaster of a novel with a compelling plot that keeps you turning those pagesThe story is writtensing both the present tense and flashbacks and reveals the intriguing story of twin sisters Emily and Caroline We first meet Emily on a train running away from what would seem to be the perfect suburban life Emily Has It All A it all a and son whom she has had a very happy life with Something happens and Emily plots her escape from this life and we see her seeking anonymity and an a whole new life for herself but from what or why she is escapin is not clear and the author does a great job in keeping s guessing Emily s alter ego is Cat and she soon finds some rather seedy digs in London and is taken nder the tender wing of flatmate Angel Her life becomes polar opposite of the life she has lived previouslyThe book is separated into three parts with short chapters within each part The story is set in the present and flashbacks to the past and I thoughtsister who seemingly hates her They 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this worked well within the story and was not at all confusingI loved the Characters as theyworked well within the story and was not at all confusingI loved the Characters as they dark and well fleshed out and all come with their own set of problems and stories which really makes interesting reading Half ways through this novel I was thinking this was going to be a 5 star read but I was very disappointed with the story s conclusion as I found it very contrived and far fetched and out of sync with the rest of the story I did enjoy the read as I like dark characters and plot driven novels like this but the ending just seemed to go one step too far which is the reason for my 35 stars. Ies 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 fa.