Monday, May 28, 2012

Book Review #136 - One Moment by Kristina McBride

One Moment

This was supposed to be the best summer of Maggie’s life. Now it’s the one she’d do anything to forget.

Maggie Reynolds remembers hanging out at the gorge with her closest friends after a blowout party the night before. She remembers climbing the trail hand in hand with her perfect boyfriend, Joey. She remembers that last kiss, soft, lingering, and meant to reassure her. So why can’t she remember what happened in the moment before they were supposed to dive? Why was she left cowering at the top of the cliff, while Joey floated in the water below—dead?

As Maggie’s memories return in snatches, nothing seems to make sense. Why was Joey acting so strangely at the party? Where did he go after taking her home? And if Joey was keeping these secrets, what else was he hiding?

The latest novel from the author of The Tension of Opposites, One Moment is a mysterious, searing look at how an instant can change everything you believe about the world around you.

My Rating: 3/5

I got this book for review from Netgalley and will be published on 26 June 2012.

I liked the writing style in this book as it was free-flowing and easy to read, although it was rather slow paced at times.

What made it hard for me to fully appreciate this book were the characters. I didn't like any of them except Adam.

I failed to connect with the protagonist Maggie as I felt like she was under developed.

I really enjoyed the plot although I predicted the ending straight away which wasn't ideal as I would have liked to have been surprised.

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