The Mistake I Made – Paula Daly.


Paula Daly


Back of the book : 

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 is also desperate.

Her business has gone under, she’s crippled by dept 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 back from the edge.

Roz has a choice to make …


What I think : 

Roz is a single mother to George. Her husband, Winston, had an affair, then left her with a lot of financial problems. She used to have her own business as a physiotherapist, but that folded when she was going through her divorce. she now works at a big, faceless clinic and is being paid the minimum wage. she bearly makes enough money to make ends meet. only the other day the bailiffs came and took all her furniture away.

She has a snobby sister called Petra, who’s married to the lovely Vince. They have  a daughter Clara. Its at her sisters house that she meets Scott and his wife Nadine. They seem to have it all, and Petra is very impressed. Roz seems to be too, until Scott visits Roz at the clinic and tells her that he wants to spend the night with her and he’ll pay her for the privilege. Is the offer all that it seems …. ?

Wow !! Indecent Proposal or what ?

I really did like this book, it grabbed me up and sucked me in right from the start. I did think however that Roz is slightly gullible, I mean, I, myself would never, in a million years, sleep with someone for money, whatever my financial situation was. I also felt that Roz’s sister only was very snobby and quite overbearing at times.

As the book progresses you realise that there is more to it than just an “indecent proposal’ and there is quite a few sinister things going on. With so many twists and loads of turns that make you sit up and think, it really was hard to put down.

Although this book is very much a thriller I did detect a small amount of humour running through the book as well. And with an almighty twist at the end it all adds up to be quite a brilliant book.

I give it 9/10.

Published by Corgi on 10/03/16.

I purchased my copy from Waterstones  £7.99.

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