Review: One Day in December

Title: One Day in December
Author: Shari Low
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Aria
Source: NetGalley
Release Date: September 1, 2017
Rating: ★★★★★

Goodreads Synopsis:

One morning in December…

Caro set off on a quest to find out if her relationship with her father had been based on a lifetime of lies.

Lila decided today would be the day that she told her lover’s wife of their secret affair.

Cammy was on the way to pick up the ring for the surprise proposal to the woman he loved.

And Bernadette vowed that this was the day she would walk away from her controlling husband of 30 years and never look back.

One day, four lives on a collision course with destiny…


I enjoyed this story. 

It was equal parts romance and thriller. I was actually surprised at how much drama there was. There were many parts where I held my breath, anticipating what would happen next. The last third of the book was especially thrilling, when everything unraveled. 

I was sympathetic with Caro, Cammy, and Bernadette. They faced hardships that were unavoidable. Lila was definitely an unlikeable character, but I found her realistic too. Her life was broadcast over social media, like so many people these days. But what she posted wasn’t necessarily true. 

Sometimes I got the older characters mixed up. Bernadette and Kenneth, and Lila’s parents led similar lives. But by the end, their lives head in separate directions. 

I really liked this book. I’m going to keep my eyes open for more Shari Low novels!


Author: jilljemmett

Jill lives in Toronto, Canada. She has studied English, Creative Writing, and Publishing. Jill is the creator and content producer of Jill’s Book Blog, where she has published a blog post every day for the last four years, including 5-7 book reviews a week. She can usually be found with her nose in a book.

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