The One Who Got Away by Caroline Overington | Book Review


When a woman goes missing from a cruise ship off the coast of Mexico, her secrets and her husbands' secrets unravel the illusion they created. I really liked the narrative of The One Who Got Away. I like to see what's going on from more than one person's perspective, so this was right up my alley. Each character was written from the perspective of another person who was involved in their lives, or who got involved after Loren goes missing. It gave a much broader view of what was going on in their small town.

This novel had mystery, suspense, love, loss and a great little twist at the very end. I had thought the ending might happen earlier on, but I still enjoyed the to-ing and fro-ing in my mind. I liked the length, it was about 200 pages or so. I think it had a good pace and told a decent story. The only thing that occurred to me is whether there could have been a bit more depth and back story if the novel was longer.

This novel was very well written, so I'd like to read some of Caroline Overington's other work. I've had a look at the reviews on Goodreads and quite a lot of her loyal readers actually didn't like this, so I can only imagine how good her other novels must be.

I'd recommend this to anyone who likes a murder mystery. A little warning though, this does have a bit of sexual content, some of which is quite graphic, so I wouldn't recommend this to young ones, or anyone sensitive to that sort of content.

Thanks to HarperCollins Australia for my digital review copy of The One Who Got Away

Emma |