One Wrong Turn

A page-turning, heart-in-your-mouth thriller from the acclaimed author of The House Hunt

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Pub Date 18 Jul 2024 | Archive Date 18 Jul 2024

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One Wrong Turn is a heart-pounding thriller from C. M. Ewan, acclaimed author of The House Hunt, The Interview, A Window Breaks and the half-a-million-copy bestseller Safe House.

Late at night . . .

Abi and Ben are driving home down foggy country roads, arguing about having had to cut short their weekend away when they take a wrong turn. Abi’s driving, but her eyes leave the road for a moment as she says something to Ben – just as he gasps. A man is in front of the car, waving a torch. Abi swerves to avoid him.

You see a family stranded . . .

Ben tells her they should stop and go back, but Abi refuses. It’s dark, the roads are isolated and they don’t know this stranger. But, as Abi continues on, they see a broken-down car. Every instinct is still telling Abi to drive by, but then she notices the woman holding a car seat with a baby in it.

Would you stop?

For a moment, Abi hesitates, but they can’t leave a mother and baby on the side of the road. Agreeing to give the family a lift, they set off again. But now these strangers are inside their car and it might be the worst mistake they have ever made . . .

C. M. Ewan: Everyday situations. Deadly consequences.

What authors are saying about The House Hunt:

The tension mounts with every chapter in this edge-of-the-seat, tense and twisty thriller. Don't miss it!’ – B. A. Paris, author of The Therapist

Truly impossible to put down’ Chris Whitaker, author of We Begin at the End

‘Be prepared to put everything else on hold until you've finished The House Hunt, because once it grips you it doesn't let go’ Jane Casey, author of Let the Dead Speak

‘Nobody does heart-thumping, dry-mouth, claustrophobic thrillers like C. M. Ewan. The House Hunt is exceptional’ Sharon Bolton, author of The Pact

‘Unbearably tense, effortlessly plotted and packed with twists’ – Tim Weaver, author of No One Home

What readers are saying about The House Hunt:

‘WOW, WOW, WOW! The twists in this story had my head spinning. I had no idea where it was leading. What a brilliant book’

‘I lost so much sleep reading this book, but it was so worth it. Brilliant!’

The twists and turns are superb and the ultimate unravelling very satisfying. I loved it!’

One Wrong Turn is a heart-pounding thriller from C. M. Ewan, acclaimed author of The House Hunt, The Interview, A Window Breaks and the half-a-million-copy bestseller Safe House.

Late at night . . .

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What an excellent nail biting read. A tense a gripping thriller. Thanks @netgalley for this book. Will look forward to more books by this author.

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Prepare for a nail-biting journey through the pages of C.M. Ewan's 'One Wrong Turn.' From page one, the claustrophobic atmosphere and tense plot grabs you and never let's go.

'One Wrong Turn' has you on the edge of your seat, unable to resist just one more chapter. I devoured this unputdownable thriller in a matter of hours! I was utterly captivated by its constant twists and turns and revelations that left me slack-jawed!

Ewan's mastery of suspense ensures that 'One Wrong Turn' is a gripping read from start to finish, leaving you breathless and eager for more. A solid five-star rating for this electrifying 'up all night' thriller!

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Abi and her boyfriend Ben are on their way home after a weekend getaway. On their way there they spot a couple who appear to be stranded on the side on the road due to car troubles. Ben is willing to be their knight in shining armor, stopping and offering them assistance. Abi, however, is a little more hesitant until she spots the woman holding a car seat. Begrudgingly, Abi decides to let these strangers into her car despite the gnawing feeling of unease she is experiencing.
With tensions high and her unease increasing, Abi can't help but feel that she made the worst decision of her life by letting these strangers into her car.

One Wrong Turn was a suspenseful, tense, unputdownable, atmospheric and binge worthy book. I flew through this in less than twenty-four hours. Immediately I got a sense of foreboding; you know something is wrong, but you can't quite put your finger on it. The way the story unfolded was nothing short of thrilling and the way the author builds up the tension was captivating. Told from three different perspectives and dual timelines, I was able to get a better sense of who our characters were and exactly what they were hiding. They were several twists and turns along the way, making for an even more exhilarating read that I couldn't look away from.

This book was everything I want in a thriller. The pacing was excellent, there was no unnecessary family or relationship drama, the flashbacks were short, quick and to the point, skillfully leading up to the present and the ensuing chaos. The characters were well written and developed, something that I always look for in all my reads.
Overall, a highly enjoyable psychological thriller that has left me intrigued about this author and their other work. A well-deserved five-star rating from me.

Thank you to Netgalley, Pan Macmillan and C.M Ewan for my eARC of this book. All opinions are my own.
Pub Date: July 18th, 2024

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