The Mistake I Made

The Mistake I Made

eBook - 2015
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An indecent proposal has fatal repercussions in this "hypnotic" thriller from the author of Keep Your Friends Close ( Kirkus Reviews ).

Roz has reached her breaking point. Her marriage and business have both failed. And with debts racking up, she's struggling to provide for her nine-year-old son, who is starting to misbehave in school.

Then, at her sister's fortieth birthday party, a perfect--albeit indecent--opportunity presents itself. Scott Elias is wealthy, powerful, and very married. But he wants Roz and he's willing to pay for the privilege of her company.

Offering cash in exchange for a no-strings-attached night of intimacy, Scott's deal could clear Roz's debts, get her life back on track, and maybe give her the chance to have some fun in the bargain. But as the situation spirals out of control, Roz is forced to do things she never thought herself capable of . . .

"[Daly] has a real gift for mixing insightful writing on domestic life with a suspenseful premise." -- Booklist

"Daly heats things up fast." -- Kirkus Reviews
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2015
ISBN: 9780802190826
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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At a birthday party, Scott Elias offers Roz a lot of money to spend the night with him.

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Jun 09, 2017

This book about Roz Toovey and her choices is very different from the run of the mill books about single mothers living in strained circumstances. Roz makes some choices that we could well call immoral and illegal; yet, our sympathies lie totally with her and we keep reading to see if things turn out right for her.
An interesting book with some unique decisions; makes for very interesting reading.

Apr 04, 2017

“Desperate times call for desperate measures.”

Roz is a single mother who has contributed to and inherited a huge amount of debt. Basically, she and her ex-husband were terrifically lousy with money management. Since the split, events have been spiraling out of control on her, and she feels backed into a corner. As a result, she accepts an offer to have an affair with a married man, and be paid for her “services.” It is made clear she is “usually not that kind of girl.”
Things don’t get better from there…

This book was less thriller, more slow moving exploration of the results that come from making extremely bad choices.
I was enjoying the book until about ¾ when it started to wrap up very quickly.
Not my favorite Paula Daly book, but it won’t stop me from reading more by her.

3 Stars

Jan 13, 2016

I love Paula Daly, she is my new best author. Her third book is by far her best. Love her storyline and especially the physiotherapy terms and treatments. A must must read....hope she is working on her next novel.


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