When Emily lets a stranger step out in front of her, she never imagines that split second will change her life. But after Emily watches a car plough into the young mother – killing her instantly – she finds herself unable to move on. And then she makes a decision she can never take back. Because Rose had everything Emily had ever dreamed of. A beautiful, loving family, a great job and a stunning home. And now Rose’s husband misses his wife, and their son needs a mother. Why couldn’t Emily fill that space? But as Emily is about to discover, no one’s life is perfect … and not everything is as it seems.
It took me a bit to get fully into this one. For maybe the first 30% of it I found it to be a bit slow paced and I wasn’t fully connected with the characters or the story. After that though I got really into the story and it became much more fast-paced with a lot happening. Emily had such a tough time during the book and I just felt so connected to her emotions as the book went on. She was quite a naive character and she just wanted to please everyone. It was quite frustrating at times to see her so easily swayed and how desperate she was to be liked. The other characters were also really interesting but I would liked to have seen more of their lives too. In particular, I would like to have seen more of Donna and Owen’s life outside the dentists. Rose, although dead, was the character I enjoyed reading about the most. She had a seemingly perfect life but nothing is as it seems. The chapters from Rose’s point of view were so sad to read but so easy to connect to. Emily’s development from the start to the end of the book was great to read. Would definitely recommend this one!