The First Mistake by Sandie Jones

the first mistake

“How so much can happen in twenty-four hours—in one hour—one minute. That’s all it takes for your whole world to turn on its axis. In just a moment, everything can change, and your life will never be the same again.”

5/5 stars


Fiction – Domestic Thriller

Goodreads 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.


If I could give this more than five stars, I probably would do so! I absolutely loved LOVED loved this book! Sandie Jones is officially an auto buy author for me! First The Other Woman and now The First Mistake—it’s clear this woman knows how to write an unputdownable book!

Intrigued by the story from the first chapter? Check! Three sections with different points of view? Check! Storyline that keeps you going back and forth between what you think could actually be going on? Check!

The jaw dropping twists were so superbly well done that I had to just sit and think about them for a few minutes because they were that brilliant. The main characters had both horrible and redeemable qualities. And I truly had a gamut of emotions throughout this book. There were a few times I nearly cried and my heart was breaking. Other times, I was angry and fed up with some of the things a character had to put up with. And the suspense left me on the edge of my seat! It is rare for me to find a thriller complex enough to do all of that.

I cannot recommend this book highly enough! It will likely be on the list of my favorites of 2019!

Available June 11th!

Thank you to Minotaur Books and Sandie Jones for my Advance Reader Copy. All opinions expressed are my own.

Author Sandie Jones’s website

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