The Mistake I Made

The Mistake I Made

eBook - 2015
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The Mistake I Made is the latest page-turner from one of the England's most captivating new thriller writers. In her provocative and riveting third novel, Paula Daly focuses her masterful eye for psychological suspense and family drama on an indecent proposal that has fatal repercussions. Single mother Roz has reached breaking-point. After the dissolution of her marriage, Roz's business has gone under, debts are racking up, the rent is late (again), and she's struggling to provide for her nine-year-old son, who is starting to misbehave in school. Roz is in trouble. Real trouble. When Roz returns home from work one day and finds an eviction notice, she knows that it's time for action-she has two weeks to find a solution otherwise they will be kicked out of their home. Increasingly desperate, Roz doesn't know where to turn. Then the perfect opportunity presents itself. At her sister's fortieth birthday party, Roz meets Scott Elias-wealthy, powerful, and very married. But the impression Roz leaves on him is indelible. He tracks her down and makes Roz an offer to spend the night with him-for money. He wants no-strings-attached intimacy and can guarantee total discretion. Could it be as simple as it sounds? With that kind of cash, Roz could clear her debts and get her life back on track. But as the situation spirals out of her control, Roz is forced to do things she never thought herself capable of. Can she ever set things right again?
Publisher: [United States] : Grove/Atlantic, Inc. : Made available through hoopla, 2015
ISBN: 9780802190826
0802190820
Branch Call Number: eBook hoopla
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: hoopla digital

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writermala
Jun 09, 2017

This book about Roz Toovey and her choices is very different from the run of the mill books about single mothers living in strained circumstances. Roz makes some choices that we could well call immoral and illegal; yet, our sympathies lie totally with her and we keep reading to see if things turn out right for her.
An interesting book with some unique decisions; makes for very interesting reading.

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Adw555
Apr 04, 2017

“Desperate times call for desperate measures.”

Roz is a single mother who has contributed to and inherited a huge amount of debt. Basically, she and her ex-husband were terrifically lousy with money management. Since the split, events have been spiraling out of control on her, and she feels backed into a corner. As a result, she accepts an offer to have an affair with a married man, and be paid for her “services.” It is made clear she is “usually not that kind of girl.”
Things don’t get better from there…

This book was less thriller, more slow moving exploration of the results that come from making extremely bad choices.
I was enjoying the book until about ¾ when it started to wrap up very quickly.
Not my favorite Paula Daly book, but it won’t stop me from reading more by her.

3 Stars

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trincm
Jan 13, 2016

I love Paula Daly, she is my new best author. Her third book is by far her best. Love her storyline and especially the physiotherapy terms and treatments. A must must read....hope she is working on her next novel.

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