Published: June 26, 2012
Goodreads Blurb: “This was supposed to be the best summer of Maggie’s life. Now it’s the one she’d do anything to forget.
Maggie remembers hanging out at the gorge with her closest friends after a blowout party. She remembers climbing the trail with her perfect boyfriend, Joey. She remembers that last kiss, soft, lingering, and meant to reassure her. So why can’t she remember what happened in the moment before they were supposed to dive? Why was she left cowering at the top of the cliff, while Joey floated in the water below-dead?
As Maggie’s memories return in snatches, nothing seems to make sense. Why was Joey acting so strangely at the party? Where did he go after taking her home? And if Joey was keeping these secrets, what else was he hiding?
The latest novel from the author of “The Tension of Opposites,” “One Moment” is a mysterious, searing look at how an instant can change everything you believe about the world around you
I don’t read many contemporary novels, but this one caught my attention.
It isn’t the fluffy book you would expect from just looking at the cover. It’s full of secrets, pain and death. Oh and don’t forget to add in a dose of betrayal. You see the strength Maggie had to gain in order to overcome the loss of her boyfriend.
It is a predictable book. If you see the clues you’ll have it figured out quickly. Some of the characters, I felt, weren’t necessary to the story. It didn’t detract from it though. You also go back and forth to events that happened prior to the accident. Maggie tries to put the puzzle pieces together so she can figure out what happened.
One Moment is a quick read that will keep you engrained in the plot. The writing keeps pulling you in so that you can understand why things occurred they way they did.