She thought she’d got away with it. She was wrong.
Hannah Godley is an agony aunt on a London radio show Queen of Hearts. She’s warm and empathetic; a good listener. Her catchphrase is: Be kind, always. But when a stranger phones in to tell a tragic story about her brother who killed himself after he was the victim of a terrible prank by two people, Hannah goes cold. Because she remembers Diane’s brother well. In fact, all these years later, he still haunts her dreams. All because of that one bad thing she did when she was young…
Is Diane just a sad, lonely woman looking for a friend, or does she know what Hannah did, and is looking for revenge? Because as Diane insinuates herself into her life and family, Hannah is going to discover that you can never truly escape that One Bad Thing you did – sooner or later, you’re going to have to pay the price…
My thoughts on One Bad Thing…
I am on a roll! I’ve just finished another great psychological / domestic thriller. One Bad Thing is a fast-paced read that twists, turns, and keeps you guessing.
Hannah is a sympathetic character hiding a dark secret. She’s surrounded by people she can’t – or shouldn’t – trust. It’s the perfect set up for this type of book.
Yes, I thought I knew who the ‘baddie’ was. But there was just enough seeds of doubt sown by M K Hill that I wasn’t 100% and I had to stay up later than planned to find out if I was right.
The only thing that didn’t quite work for me was the police. But this is something I’ve noticed a few times recently in this type of book so I am assume it’s a trend. They pop up enough to drive the story forward but nothing beyond that. It’s not my favourite thing. But then they aren’t in it enough to spoil the story.
It’s hard to say more without spoilers but a definite recommendation for those who like mystery and suspense novels. 4/5 stars.
Please note: I received a copy of this book in return for a fair and honest review. All thoughts, feelings, and opinions are my own.
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