What should have been a fun-filled, carefree day takes a tragic turn for the worse for one mother when her best friend’s child goes missing in this “seriously page-turning” (Lisa Jewell, New York Times bestselling author), suspenseful, and darkly twisted psychological thriller.
Charlotte was supposed to be looking after the children, and she swears she was. But while her three kids are all safe and sound at the school fair, Alice, her best friend Harriet’s daughter, is nowhere to be found. Frantically searching everywhere, Charlotte knows she must find the courage to tell Harriet that her beloved only child is missing—and admit that she’s solely to blame.
Harriet, devastated by this unbearable loss, can no longer bring herself to speak to Charlotte again, much less trust her. Now, more isolated than ever and struggling to keep her marriage afloat, Harriet believes nothing and no one. But as the police bear down on both women, trying to piece together the puzzle of what happened to this little girl, dark secrets begin to surface—and Harriet discovers that trusting Charlotte again may be the only thing that will reunite her with her daughter....
This breathless and fast-paced novel—perfect for fans of Big Little Lies and The Couple Next Door—takes you on a chilling journey that will keep you guessing until the very last page.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
“What if my kid went missing?” is the kind of question that can keep parents up at night. But what if you didn’t lose your child, but someone else’s? Charlotte is so used to wrangling her own boisterous brood that bringing her BFF Harriet’s four-year-old, Alice, along to a school party seems like no big deal. But when the shy preschooler vanishes without a trace, the anguished Charlotte finds herself at the center of a horrifying mystery. The two moms’ relatable combination of warmth, chutzpah, and nagging guilt (even before the worst happens) makes them not just charming, but extremely realistic. Narrators Kirsty Dillon and Julie Maisey nail the friends’ desperate vulnerability as well as their unbeatable strength in the audiobook’s alternating first-person chapters. We also loved Sally Scott’s matter-of-fact narration of the third-person chapters, which gave us a different view of the story. Loaded with insidious plot twists and weaponized social-media posts, Her One Mistake is the ultimate suburban mystery.