Becky Hunter: One Moment

Today I’m joining the blog tour for One Moment. My review is written with thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me on the tour and to the publisher for my copy of 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?


Occasionally I like to take a break from kidnapping and murder and read some women’s fiction. I usually enjoy the more lighthearted journey, but I love it when a novel offers me so much more than a love story, and this is the case with One Moment. Becky Hunter is a wonderful talent and she made me cry tears of joy, sadness, anger and happiness all within the space of 300 pages. 

In the very first line of the novel, the narrator, Scarlett, tells the reader she is about to die. It’s an inventive way to begin a novel, but I was a little wary – supernatural isn’t usually my thing. However, this approach absolutely works and it’s a brilliant way to get to know Scarlett and understand her relationship with Evie. I really enjoyed seeing her shift between different scenes and comment on what was happening.

Evie is Scarlett’s best friend and flatmate and we meet her as she learns of Scarlett’s death. She is also coming to terms with a Multiple Sclerosis (MS) diagnosis, and is in the process of learning what she can and can’t do. It was wonderful to see her grow throughout the story and try new things and I was really rooting for her as the plot took shape. As someone who has a physical disability, it’s brilliant to see disabled people represented in fiction and Becky Hunter has done it so well. Her research is impeccable and this really shines through in the creation of Evie’s character.

The ending of One Moment is unexpected but it fits the novel so perfectly and I will have Evie and Scarlett in my heart for a long time.

One. Moment is available from Amazon.

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