One Little Mistake
Author: Lucinda Berry
Narrator: Brittany Pressley
Published: September 9, 2021
Audiobook: 2 hours 23 minutes
Reviewed By: Jessica
Date Listened To: August 24, 2022
Jessica’s Rating: 4 stars
From the best-selling author of The Secrets of Us and The Best of Friends comes a novella of deceit, desperation, and how one little mistake can unravel a life.
When overwhelmed stay-at-home mom Alexis finds herself at odds with her husband after she’s charged with a DUI, she is given one chance to get her family back: complete AA and admit her faults. The problem is, she’s never had a drinking problem and has no idea what caused the blackout that led to her arrest. Still, she’s committed to working through the program, if that’s what it takes to be reunited with her two young children. But when she connects with a new friend, Farrah – a confident, successful powerhouse of a woman Alexis can’t help but idolize – she’s empowered to take a closer look at her husband’s role in her downfall. What she finds shocks her to her core, quickly spiraling into something more sinister than she ever imagined.
What started as a mother dealing with a DUI turns into so much more than I expected! This is my first by Lucinda Berry and it won’t be the last. I do have mixed opinions on this novella as the mother Alexis was not likable and also an unreliable narrator. Which if you have followed my reviews then you know my opinions on these types of narrators. Was Alexis’ situation a DUI or not since she has zero memory of what happened that afternoon/evening.
The ending of this novella took an unexpected and different turn which saved it for me. I was surprised as I liked the ending and wish it was a full-length novel. I want more to this story and see what happens next!