Tuesday, October 2, 2012

One Moment by Kristina McBride

Series:  N/A
Publisher:  Edgmont USA
Published:  June 26, 2012
Pages:  272, US Hardcover
Edition Reviewed:  ebook
Source:  ARC via NetGalley
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.

This book hooked me from the first chapter.  It starts off with the conflict happening in the beginning and going backwords with flashbacks as the mystery surrounding Joey unravels.  I heard through the blogging community that many people figured out said mystery from the first few chapters.  I did too.  As a matter of fact, I figured it out from the very first chapter.  It wasn't hard to figure out, but that didn't stop me from thoroughly enjoying it.  McBride does a fantastic job of interweaving the present time and the past events leading up to the conclusion.  As far as I could tell, she didn't leave any plot holes with the clues (at least that I can remember).  The only thing that I felt bothered about was the amount of time it took Maggie to figure it out.  Or maybe it wasn't that long?  I honestly don't remember as I believe I read this book about 6 or 7 months ago?  Please correct me if I'm wrong about Maggie's time frame.  Overall, a highly enjoyable read that was a nice change from paranormal romance.  I must make it a point to read more contemporary NON-romance in the future.
4 out of 5 stars

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