One Step Too Far is a story of a young woman who walks away from her family and begins a new life. There are hints and clues along the way that point to the reason, but the whole story isn't revealed until the end. We know she has faced a traumatic event, but before we find out what had happened, the story is interrupted by endless back-stories for each of the characters, including those who have little to do with the plot.
The story was just too scattered. I felt like I was reading a book where the chapters were placed randomly in the book. The beginning was slow moving and really didn't pique my interest until about 2/3 through The author tries to trick the reader several times by writing situations that appear to give you a clue as to what is happening only to find out that it was totally different. Instead of being clever, I found it confusing and a little irritating.
The big reveal near the end of the book, although dramatic, just left me cold. I can’t really explain much without giving a spoiler, so I will just say in my opinion the “event” and Emily’s adventure did not go together. In spite of all of the drama, I didn'tfind anything compelling or likable about the man characters.
This is an English book, but very friendly to the American reader. A few words were different, but nothing confusing.