Post Script: The Mistake I Made – Paula Daly

Perfect! I loved every minute the book!

cover The Mistake I Made

The Mistake I Made

Paula Daly

Random House UK, Transworld Publishers

Bantam Press

ISBN: 9780593074497

 

Description:

We all think we know who we are.

What we’re capable of.

 

 

Roz is a single mother, a physiotherapist, a sister, a friend. She’s also desperate.

 

Her business has gone under, she’s crippled by debt and she’s just had to explain to her son why someone’s taken all their furniture away.

 

But now a stranger has made her an offer. For one night with her, he’ll pay enough to bring her back from the edge.

 

Roz has a choice to make.

 

 

My View:

Perfect! I loved every minute the book!

 

This book draws you in gently; first we get the poignant history of the life of our protagonist Roz. Her life is busy, exhausting, frustrating and full of financial difficulties (racked up by her irresponsible ex-husband and compounded when her small business fails). Life as a single parent supporting her child and servicing the debts she has have pushed her to the brink of sanity – her story is credible and I do not doubt there are many women in this real life situation right now. To be consumed by financial difficulties sucks the life out of …life.

 

Full engaged in this story of despair and frustration I was shocked when this narrative took a huge turn and suddenly I was in the midst of a fascinating psychological drama! And what a great dram it is – at each turn of the page I was advising the protagonist to back off, keep away, don’t meet up with him – I could see the obsessive controlling nature of this narcissistic beast so clearly – Roz did not seem to notice nor did she hear me.

 

A great narrative, credible characters…I really loved this book! And the conclusion was very satisfying.

 

PS I loved the details re Roz’s work as a physiotherapist – this added such depth to her characterisation and situation.

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Post Script: The Mistake I Made – Paula Daly

  1. I keep hearing good things about this one, Carol. It certainly has a compelling premise! I’m glad to hear it drew you in as it did. It’s definitely one of those ‘What would I do?” stories…

  2. Pingback: The Mistake I Made // by Paula Daly | The Aroma of Books

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