The First Mistake by Sandie Jones | St. Martin’s Press | Book Review

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The First Mistake by Sandie Jones

Book Summary:

“THE WIFE: For Alice, life has never been better. With her second husband, she has a successful business, two children, and a beautiful house.

HER HUSBAND: Alice knows that life could have been different if her first husband had lived, but Nathan’s arrival into her life gave her back the happiness she craved.

HER BEST FRIEND: Through the ups and downs of life, from celebratory nights out to comforting each other through loss, Alice knows that with her best friend Beth by her side, they can survive anything together. So when Nathan starts acting strangely, Alice turns to Beth for help. But soon, Alice begins to wonder whether her trust has been misplaced . . .

The first mistake could be her last.”

My Rating:

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My Review:

The First Mistake by Sandie Jones was a highly anticipated book for me. I love her writing style and she is skilled at writing captivating and engaging domestic thrillers. I was drawn into this story but was left with a lot of unanswered questions and an ending that didn’t entirely work for me because it was all wrapped up so quickly.

I am one who likes a little more substance and depth and I understand that with this type of book you don’t always get that, but this just left me wanting more.

The First Mistake was very engaging but I felt like I needed more of the backstory to feel connected to Alice, Beth, and Nathan. I found myself feeling quite frustrated with the characters not being able to react reasonably when time and time again there were major issues that were either being ignored or not taken seriously…

All in all, this was a fast-paced book that definitely is entertaining, I just don’t think it was the perfect fit for me.

Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

3 thoughts on “The First Mistake by Sandie Jones | St. Martin’s Press | Book Review

  1. I thought The First Mistake was one of the most annoying and poorly written books I have ever read. I thought Alice should have let both Beth and Nathan go.

    1. It was definitely a bit disappointing…sorry this didn’t work out for you! Have you read anything this summer you have really loved? I have had quite a few thriller letdowns this summer but I did enjoy The Escape Room and I am reading The Whisper Man now…

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