A Step Too Far, Paperback Book
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


'You be a cheat and a liar Katy Hawley, no wonder your folks d'aint want you!

Well we don't want you neither, do we girls?'It was only a playground spat but the cruel words burned like acid into Katrin Hawley's brain.

Revenge is a dish best eaten cold and Katrin waited until she could hit her persecutors where it hurt.

However, in her pursuit of vengeance, Katrin takes a fatal step too far.

Meg Hutchinson's new novel chronicles the ruthlessly destructive quest of one damaged woman at a time when the onslaught of German bombs was daily robbing families of their loved ones.

Just as the stalwart men and women of the Black Country were pulling together for victory, one obsessive woman sought only to satisfy her own malignant, vindictive craving for retribution.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Sagas
  • ISBN: 9780340932995

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This book originally caught my attention because it's set in wartime Britain, which is one of my favourite periods to read about. The author has done a good job of describing the atmosphere and the way people were feeling during the war. I enjoyed that aspect of the book.Unfortunately the main character Katy is very unlikeable. She has some major issues! She is seeking revenge on her 'friends' for something they once said to her years ago at school. I found it very unlikely that someone would take such drastic actions over something that seemed so petty.Luckily the book redeemed itself by not focusing solely on Katy. There is a glimpse into the lives of the other characters, which made some interesting side-stories.Overall the book was quite good, and I think if you don't take it too seriously it's actually pretty funny.

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