It’s a pleasure to take part in the Blogtour One Moment by Becky Hunter.
About the Author
Becky Hunter lived and worked in London for several years before moving to Mozambique to volunteer with horses and try her hand at writing. A few years, a few destinations, and a few jobs later she had the idea that would become One Moment. Alongside writing, she now works as a freelance editor and publicist, splitting her time between Bristol and London, and constantly trying to plan the next adventure. Follow @Bookish_Becky on Twitter
About the book
One moment in time can change everything… The day Scarlett dies should have been one of the most important of her life. It doesn’t feel fair that she’ll never have the chance to fulfil her dreams. And now, she’s still … here – wherever here is – watching the ripple effect of her death on the lives of those she loved the most.
Evie cannot contemplate her life without Scarlett, and she certainly cannot forgive Nate, the man she blames for her best friend’s death. But Nate keeps popping up when she least expects him to, catapulting
Evie’s life in directions she’d never let herself imagine possible. Ways, perhaps, even those closest to her had long since given up on. If you could go back, knowing everything that happens after, everything that happens because of that one moment in time, would you change the course of history or would you do it all again?
I was pleasantly surprised by this book – it wasn’t at all what I was expecting. A serious note on death, sisterhood and friendship. The realisation that our lives can change in the blink of an eye. One choice, one path taken – just one moment in time. In this case Evie makes a choice that leads to her death, and peculiarly she or her soul is left to see the aftermath of her tragic end.
See the reaction of people to her death, which is a bit of an eye-opener at times. In a way she is narrating her own death throughout the book. An unexpected event that opens up Evie, and her way of perceiving the world around her, and gives her a new perspective. On the life she no longer gets to life, to finish with her goals achieved and her dreams fulfilled.
It’s emotional and simultaneously beautiful – it captures the relationship between the two of them perfectly. Evie and Scarlett, best friends and roommates, but even best friends fight. Evie wonders whether she wants to be able to change the status quo if it changes things for the worse for her friend.
It’s a wonderful read about embracing what we are unable to control, and realising that sometimes some things are meant to be and should be left to evolve or not. I look forward to reading more by this author in the future. She has a knack for spinning the kind of yarn readers really want to experience.
Buy One Moment at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher : Corvus pub date 2 Mar. 2023. Buy at Amazon com.