Sunday, February 7, 2016

Review: One More Day by Kelly Simmons (Blog Tour)

Title: One More Day
Author: Kelly  Simmons (Author Website) (Facebook)
Genre: Literature/Fiction
Publisher:  Sourcebooks Landmark (February 2, 2016)
Length:  320 pages

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No one wants to be the mother whose child disappears. It's unthinkable, the stuff of nightmares. But when she turns her back to pay a parking meter, Carrie Morgan becomes that mother. Ben is gone, and more than a year later, it's clear that he is never coming back.

Until he does...for just twenty-four hours, before once again vanishing from his crib without a trace. Rumors start to circulate through Carrie's small town. Whispers that she's seeing things. That her alibi doesn't quite add up.

Her husband and friends start to think she's crazy. The police start to think she's guilty. As the investigation heats up, Carrie must decide what to share, and why. Because the crime is about to be solved... and her secret revealed.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  (from Author’s website)
Kelly Simmons is a former journalist and creative advertising director who started writing fiction over fifteen years ago, while studying creative writing and screenwriting at Temple University and University of Pennsylvania. In addition to her critically acclaimed novels {STANDING STILL, THE BIRD HOUSE and ONE MORE DAY} she is developing a TV series and has been writing a memoir for what seems like her entire life.

MY REVIEW:   When reading the description of One more Day by Kelly Simmons,  I was drawn to the book.  I don't know why I am drawn to child abduction stories as they are my worst nightmare and could not imagine living through such an experience regarding my sons.  Haven't we all wished for just One More Day with a loved one? Carrie and John  Morgan were granted that wish, just one more day with their child who had been abducted 15 months earlier.  After the one day, their son Ben is missing again.  The reader then embarks on a suspenseful, fast paced journey to discover what happened to Ben?

I love books that you think are going one way and you find yourself heading in a different direction.    The story is more about the characters and psychology of grief and how people each handle it differently.   I found the character's emotions well portrayed and strong.  I understood Carrie's past, it's effect on the present, her pain and confusion.

One More Day by Kelly Simmons is psychological suspense about parenthood, family, relationships, loyalty, faith, and hidden secrets with a paranormal twist. While other reviewers disliked the twist, I enjoy a book that takes me on a different journey than I was expecting. 

MY RATING: 4/5 - One More Day by Kelly Simmons is a fast paced story about my worst nightmare,  a lost child.  This is a story you need to come to with an open mind.  I read One More Day in nearly one sitting.  Even though I questioned some elements of the story, I just had to find out what happens.  I will admit, that at one point in the story I got actual goosebumps.  That has never happened to me when reading a book.

I don't want to give too much of the storyline away, but there is a twist which left me wondering was this paranormal or a psychological reaction to grief, guilt and stress.   One More Day is definitely worth the experience and read.  Make sure you set some time aside to read One More Day as once you start, it is hard to put down.  Yes, my house and family were neglect until I could finish.  

My Rating Scale: 1 – didn’t like it; 2 – it was ok; 3 – liked it; 4 – really liked it; 5 – it was amazing

One More Day by Kelly Simmons is available in book stores in paperback as of February 2nd, or you can enter the book giveaway below from the publisher for a chance to win a copy of One More Day by Kelly Simmons.


One More Day by Kelly Simmons was also reviewed by Ashley LaMar,  The Three R's Blog, and Brilliant Bookshelf.  

Happy Reading!

**Disclosure – One More Day by Kelly Simmons was received from reviewer program and Sourcebooks in exchange for a fair review. All opinions are my own.

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