I received an advanced copy of One Small Thing in exchange for a review.
Content Warning: Abusive relationship, attempted rape
Erin Watt is definitely an auto buy author for me! Started out reading The Royals last year and quickly became obsessed with anything written by Erin Watt. When I heard about One Small Thing, I immediately got excited. I skimmed the synopsis and knew I needed it right away. Imagine my surprise when I open my email to check tracking and see an email stating that I was given an ARC of it. I had forgotten that I had signed up for it with the blogger link, but I’m so glad I did.
One Small Thing didn’t disappoint at all. I started out reading this book and feeling super giddy about a possible cutesy romance and then everything got flipped! Man, did it get flipped! It had been awhile since I had read the synopsis so I forgot the specifics behind the story, so my shock was high when things were revealed.
The characters in One Small Thing are just amazing. Beth is so freaking good in the sense that she’s kind and beautiful and that she has a sense of vulnerability that makes you connect with her. In my eyes, Chase is just as good. He feels the guilt of what happened. He suffers through things because he feels guilty.
I loved that this book was just told in one point of view. It made it easier to stick inside the mind of Beth, but it was also written in a way that we didn’t need to be inside Chase’s head to know what he was thinking.
During the story, you’re faced with making the decision if people are able to be justified in how they’re feeling at certain points in the story. For me, that’s yes even though I didn’t agree with some feelings of people.
My main complaint of One Small Thing is the ending. Everything was going great for me until the last chapter and then I was let down a bit. I was hoping for more closure, but was left feeling unsatisfied. It felt a bit rushed and in the end felt like the author was telling us what happened instead of showing us. Overall, I really enjoyed the story and would definitely reread.
Would you pick up One Small Thing by Erin Watt?