Lauren North garnered some well-deserved praise with The Perfect Son, her debut novel. The protagonist of One Step Behind, her newly published sophomore title, is quite different from the tragic figure who readers followed in her first book, but is no less recognizable in this perfectly paced, multilayered story that begs to be read in one sitting ... There is quite a bit to One Step Behind, more than you might expect in this kind of thriller. As a result, it’s just the book you need to transition from this strange summer to an uncertain autumn.
Lauren North’s second novel One Step Behind is sure to make an impact on readers who enjoy a suspenseful thriller. North is an up-and-coming suspense author who has an amazing foundation when it comes to her work ... North keeps the reader in the dark until she wants the reader to learn something new and because of that she creates an excellent air of suspense throughout One Step Behind. There are so many twists and turns throughout that the reader will have a difficult time trying to figure out what is really going on, which is perfect for a suspense novel. North has written yet another brilliant novel that is bound to keep readers entertained and guessing what is going to happen next ... One Step Behind is an easy to read novel that most readers can fly through in a weekend because you’ll just want to know what is going to happen next. This up-and-coming suspense author is bound to make an impression on readers and have readers lining up to check out what she does next.
The lives of two troubled women intertwine in this unsettling psychological thriller ... A nice see-sawing of emotions and motives will keep most readers guessing to the end. North remains a writer to watch.