ONE SLIP, an all-new psychological thriller
from Gregg Bell is now available!
!! And ONLY 99¢ for a limited time !!
Check out my 4.5 Star review below!
"... great conflict, lots of emotion and feels. It had me in knots until the conclusion." - Craves the Angst
SERIES: stand alone
AUTHOR: Gregg Bell
AGE GROUP: Adult
GENRE: Psychological Thriller
RELEASE DATE: June 18, 2019
PAGES: Approx. 198
COPY PROVIDED BY: Author
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RATING: 4.5 Stars!!
When Connie Silverstein agreed to babysit her friend’s four-year-old son, she never dreamed it would end in disaster. Now the usually dependable medical student finds herself responsible for the boy’s near drowning and subsequent brain damage.
Connie is desperate to help the boy recover, but the grieving mother no longer trusts her. Consumed by guilt, Connie attempts to deaden her pain with alcohol. But there’s not enough vodka in the world to right the wrong she’s done. Family and friends attempt to intervene in her downward spiral, assuring her that tragic accidents can happen to anyone.
But only Connie knows the terrible secret that what happened was no accident.
REVIEWER'S NOTE: I received an eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
This read made me feel, made me think and had me pushing forward throughout the night to find out what happened next. The story was real and emotionally compelling, and the characters were well developed.
I enjoyed this one a lot!
Connie Silverstein is a normal college girl in her fourth year at medical school. She studies hard. She lives a regular life. She’s on track. That is until one slip changes everything forever.
While waiting for her boyfriend to show up, she’s digging through her dresser and discovers a joint left over from her old partying days. Deciding to be adventurous and a little daring, she smokes it. Unfortunately, her best friend Miranda calls with an emergency and needs her to watch her four-year-old son. Thinking she’s okay, she decides she’ll just stay alert and help her friend in need.
But tragedy strikes. The unthinkable happens. And Connie is left with the grim fall-out from one very big mistake.
This story was so well told. It felt heartbreakingly real and truly made me think. There have been times when we’ve all made choices that could have lead to something more extreme. Connie was a good person. She had her whole life ahead of her. But she made a bad choice, and the unintentional results were disastrous. This read was filled with apprehension right from the start. You know right away that something dreadful is about to happen and the author does a brilliant job slowly laying out a road filled with angsts and hardship.
I really felt for this character. The author takes us down a path of deep emotion, strangling guilt and bleak anguish. Connie’s despair grows stronger each day, her cloud of depression darkening with each passing moment. Added on top, was some well-placed family drama that sinched the conflict. The notable tension-filled writing really gives you the sense you can’t trust anyone, right alongside Connie, as she desperately searches for a bit of light in the deep, dark hole she finds herself in. The true-to-life circumstances the author paints for the reader were riveting and kept me absorbed, anxious to see what happened next.
The Wrap Up:
I enjoy Gregg Bell’s stories. They are a step outside of my usual reading sphere, so it’s always a treat to see what he’s got brewing between the pages. One Slip was another well written, beautifully told story to add to his storehouse. It had a great deal of angsts and drama, which I love. It had great conflict, lots of emotion and feels. It had me in knots until the conclusion. And it had an ending that felt hopeful.
Just a wonderful read all around.
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