The One That Got Away by Egan Hughes

Thursday, August 6, 2020 ThrillerFiction

About The Book

Mia thinks she has escaped her controlling ex-husband, Rob. She’s found herself a new home, a new boyfriend and a new life.
But when the police arrive to tell her that Rob has been found dead on his boat, things quickly fall apart. Mia is terrified she’ll be suspected, however the police are keeping all options open. They know Mia had reason to hate her ex-husband, but she’s not the only one. Plenty of people wanted Rob Creavy dead, not least his new wife, Rachel.
What they don’t know is that Mia has a secret, one she’s desperate to protect.
But someone else knows. Someone with very dark secrets of their own . . .


My Thoughts

This is a gripping and addictive read, dark and bitter, a read that I will not forget.
I always know that books with an abusive husband touch me deeply, I don’t think it is easy to step outside the relation without any mental scars, it doesn’t matter for how long it has been the abuse, the life will never look the same as before.
This is the story of Mia, Rachel and Rob, Mia is the one that “got away”, Rachel is the new wife and Rob is the abusive husband that has appeared dead. As you can imagine there are a lot motives to want Rob dead, but the main question is “Why Now?”
The story will be told between the past and the present; the investigation of the murder and the story of Jess, how a beautiful love story transforms into a nightmare. Since the beginning you know that Mia is hiding something, she is scared that the police discovers that she saw Rob on the fateful night and she is receiving some menacing letters on the email. But the mystery remains the same, she left that horrible life, now she has a boyfriend and a “normal” life, why would she risk everything by killing Rob? Or she didn’t do it and there’s someone else wanting him dead?
As you can see there are a lot of questions popping to your mind while you are reading this book, but be prepared, this will not be an easy book. It will touch you and wonder if there’s any way to help all the women that are every day abused by their loved ones. Because leaving the monster is not the only difficult step on the path, they normally try to find you again…
Ready to discover “The One That Got Away”?


About The Author

Egan Hughes writes twisty psychological thrillers that highlight the darker side of life. The One That Got Away is her debut novel, inspired by time she spent living on a boat in the Med. An early version of the novel was shortlisted for the Richard & Judy Search for a Bestseller Competition.
She splits her time between West Sussex and the South of France.