Earlier this year, Tom Hunt stunned readers with his lightning-quick debut thriller, Killer Choice, which thrust the story’s protagonist into an impossibly difficult decision, while asking readers a tough question along the way: To save someone you love, would you kill another person, no questions asked?
Hunt’s second novel, One Fatal Mistake, continues the theme of presenting the characters with a moral dilemma where one wrong act can have a catastrophic snowball effect.
The author of Killer Choice, a thriller “full of shocks and twists you won’t see coming” (Lee Child), delivers a nail-biting novel about a hit and run, and a lie that goes horribly wrong…
Her son accidentally killed a man.
They cover it up.
Nothing goes according to plan.
Seventeen-year-old Joshua Jackson is the son of divorced parents. His life in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is nothing out of the ordinary. Until the night that he accidentally kills someone with his car–and pretends that nothing ever happened…
But there was a witness who has left a loose end at the scene of the crime, and when Joshua goes back to clean up, his car is stolen–with the dead body in the trunk. With nowhere to turn, he tells his mother everything. When she reluctantly agrees to help him, they’ll both become ensnared in a series of events that will trap him and his family in a web of criminality and deceit.
Nothing is safe from harm, and with every decision, they’re forced to make, Joshua and his family are pulled further away from the normal Midwestern life they’ve always known.
The night hides a multitude of sins and sinners–ones that they’ll never see coming…
Praised as “one of today’s finest book reviewers” by New York Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds, Ryan Steck (“The Godfather of the thriller genre” — Ben Coes) has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.