Book review: I Made A Mistake by Jane Corry

Today is Publication Day for the ebook of I Made A Mistake. Having enjoyed another of Jane Corry’s books, I Looked Away, I jumped at the chance to read this one.

Poppy Page would never cheat. She’s happily married to dentist Stuart with two delightful teenage daughters and enjoys her job running an extras agency. But when she bumps into Matthew Gordon at a party, her first love from almost 20 years ago, she makes a big mistake that will have far-reaching consequences.

The book opens with a shocking incident at a London underground station which immediately grabbed my interest and kept playing through my mind as I read. From then on the story is split into Poppy’s narrative and that of her mother-in-law, Betty, and some courtroom scenes.

Both narratives held my attention equally and I loved the relationship between Poppy and Betty which was a refreshing change from the usual rivalry plot line.

Although from the cover I was expecting a psychological thriller, I’d describe this book as a domestic drama. It’s very much character-based and consequently delves deep rather than rattles along but there are some twists and turns and I found it a very engaging and entertaining story.

I Made A Mistake is published by Penguin. The paperback version is out on 28th May.

My thanks to the publisher for an advance copy of the book via NetGalley with no obligation to review.

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