It’s Tuesday! Welcome to my stop on the One Fatal Mistake Blog Tour sponsored by Berkley Pub! One Fatal Mistake is available today! Please read on for my review and a chance to win a copy from the publisher.

About the Book:

The author of Killer Choice, a thriller “full of shocks and twists you won’t see coming” (Lee Child), delivers a nail-biting novel about a hit and run, and a lie that goes horribly wrong…

Her son accidentally kills a man.
They cover it up.
Then everything goes wrong.

When eighteen-year-old Joshua Mayo takes a man’s life in a horrible accident, he leaves the scene without reporting the crime to the police. He hopes to put the awful night behind him and move on with his life. But, of course, he ends up telling his mother, Karen, what happened.

Karen has raised Joshua on her own in Cedar Rapids, Iowa–and she’d thought they’d finally made it. He was doing well in school and was only months from starting college. After hearing his dark confession, she is forced to make a choice no parent should have to make, one that draws them both into a web of deceit that will change their lives forever–if they make it out alive….

My Thoughts:

Wow, what a doozy, and so much stinkin’ fun! Buckle up for this one, friends!

Joshua is 18 years old when he accidentally kills a man…He leaves the scene and never calls the police. He tells his secret to is his first and best confidante, his mother, Karen. 

Josh is on the cusp of going on to college. Karen is proud of his achievements, only to see them crushed by this horrific mistake. She feels forced to protect her son, and thus begins the chain of deceit that the pair will never break… or will they?

The tiniest of clues is left at the scene. What will Karen and Joshua do to bury the truth? The lie becomes bigger and bigger until it becomes massive, and I was left hanging for most of the book wondering when it would all crash wide open.

I’ve used this term recently for another book, and I think it applies to One Fatal Mistake, too: trainwreck. This book was absolutely a trainwreck where you can’t turn your eyes away, and even as things got more dramatic and over-the-top, I never lost my investment. I had to know if Karen and Josh would get away with it. And I never forgot the victim. 

Overall, I found this an unexpected thriller with perfectly paced flow (how I like my thrillers!), filled with mayhem, and a highly entertaining read overall. Well-done, Tom Hunt! 

Thanks to Berkley for the complimentary copy.  All opinions are my own. 

About the Author:

Tom Hunt​ was born in a small town in Iowa, attended The University of Iowa, and currently lives in New York City. He’s worked as a printer salesman, a hospital administrator, and is currently an award-winning advertising copywriter. Killer Choice was his debut novel.

Check out these reviews by the other Book Besties:

Berit at Audio Killed the Bookmark

Holly at Dressed to Read

Kendall at Goodreads

Mackenzie at PhDiva

***Book Giveaway***

For a chance to win a paperback copy of One Fatal Mistake, please visit my instagram page!  Giveaway generously sponsored by the publisher. I’ll have the giveaway posted later today. 

Have you read One Fatal Mistake, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR