Ers and the business she started building with Tom is now flourishing But when Nathan starts acting suspiciously Alice s sense of security starts to erode Her best friend Beth tells her that she has every right to be concerned about Nathan but Beth is dealing with her own issues as well And then bombshell after bombshell "is revealed leaving Alice to wonder whom she can trust and how much of her life and her relationships leaving Alice to wonder whom she can trust and how much of her life and her relationships been a lieSandie throws a lot of twists into The First Mistake so I m being purposely vague on my plot summary even though many of the surprises seemed well telegraphed early on But having read so many thrillers some of the things I was expecting didn t materialize and I always love when an author pulls a fast one on meThis was a ick and satisfying read although there was definitely than enough melodrama to go around Jones created some complex characters none of whom is entirely likable but I couldn t tear myself away from the book even as I was getting annoyed with how long it seemed to take for characters to confront one anotherI definitely expect to see the gorgeous cover of The First Mistake in the hands of many readers this summer Suspicion jealousy marital dysfunction and melodrama Sounds like the recipe for a perfect summer read And with Jones as the chef there s a lot to savor hereNetGalley and Minotaur Books provided me an advance copy of this book in exchange for an Haunted (After Moonrise (After Moonrise (Connected to Possessed by PC Cast) - Book 2) unbiased review Thanks for making it availableThis book will be published June 11 2019 See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoriablogspotcomCheck out my list of the best books I read in 2018 at You can follow me on Instagram at This is a book I ve been hearing such great things about lately As anxious as I was to immediately dig into it I feared the hype may be overrated leaving one disappointed reader Wellmy worries couldn t be further from reality I loved it It most certainly deserves all the buzz it s been receiving Early on I was sure I had a handle on this twisty gem Not even close The curves neverit coming And the endingBAMHow well do you really know the love of your lifeor your best friend for that matter Who can you really trust Are you sureIf you love a masterfully crafted twisty thriller guaranteed to keep you in the dark guessing throughoutlook no further
THIS IS THE BOOK FOR YOUis the book for you much as I enjoyed Sandie Jones previous book The Other Woman her latest release blows that one away a must read Highly recommendThank you to NetGalley St Martin s Press Minotaur Books and Sandie Jones for an ARC to read and review Many moons ago November of 2017 to be exact I had the pri. Second husband she has a successful business two children and a beautiful houseHER 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 cravedHER BEST FRIEND Through the ps and downs of life from celebratory.
Read Before Your LiesI had fun reading The First Mistake by Sandie Jones It was a ick easy read for me and had my mind reeling with all the twists and turns Despite the fact that I was correct with some of my suspicions about what was going on the in the book I enjoyed finding out why things were happening and who was doing exactly what Alice lost her first husband In An Accident Had A Nervous Breakdown And Was Saved an accident had a nervous breakdown and was saved her second husband Nathan who now works with her in the business that Alice and her first husband created Beth is Alice s best friend and the person Alice confides in when she starts having suspicions concerning Nathan Then Alice s life goes farther downhill when she finds that her life with her first husband could have been a lie Things get twisted and tangled and it s hard to know who to believe or whether Alice is overly paranoid and mixing too many drinks and medicines to even think clearly One minute I m thinking that Alice is way to A Full House uick with her anger and blame and the next minute I don t trust anyone in the book Thank you to St Martin s Press and NetGalley for this ARC 35 Stars A fast paced and twisty read that is full of twists and turns I absolutely loved this author s debut novel The Other Woman and went into this one with high expectationsThis one was predictable but I was pleased at how the reveals slowly expose what is going on beneath the surface I figured out all the big twists but I was still pleased Still found myself whispering what the heck is going on here It movedickly and kept me interested and the whole the wife the husband the best "Friend Triangle Was Very Clever "triangle was very clever fun There is so much going on and it is just so darn entertaining to put all the clues together and have your awe moment Even though I saw it coming And the ending I admitwas a shocker Recommend for a fast light and FUN vacation readThanks to ST Martins Press for my review copy This one published on June 2019 35 starsAnother thriller another crazy rideTruthfully though the thrillers I read the I feel that my life isn t nearly as screwed p as I think it is sometimesAlice had an idyllic life with her husband Tom a growing business and a beautiful young daughter His sudden death at a young age tore Alice apart leaving beautiful young daughter His sudden death at a young age tore Alice apart leaving shattered and nable to regain control of her life for a short while Ultimately she realized her daughter meant the world to her and she owed it to her to the both of them to pull herself togetherYears later Alice feels like she has a second chance at happiness Her second husband Nathan has stood by her through thick and thin indulging her anxieties and her fears She now has two daught. From Sandie Jones the author of the Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick and New York Times bestseller The Other Woman comes an addictively readable new domestic suspense about a wife her husband and the woman who is supposedly her best friendTHE WIFE For Alice life has never been better With her. ,
Vilege of reading an early manuscript of Sandie Jones s debut novel The Other Woman and I knew once I finished it that the publishing industry had found something really special I was
COMPLETELY SHOCKED BY THE ENDING AND PERHAPS THAT SETshocked by the ending and perhaps that set expectations to A Stormy Greek Marriage unrealistic standards while going into The First Mistake Don t get me wrong this was another entertaining page turner butnfortunately I found that it fell into many of the same traps that psychological thrillers today seem to keep doing Obviously we ve reached a point where it s difficult to find any twists that "haven t been done before and it has been causing ite a buzz "t been done before and it has been causing ite a buzz readers of what the future holds for the genre I sympathize with suspense novelists everywhere when I say that it s A Natural Father uite a predicament and not one that I have an answer for All that to say I feel like this book fell into the realm where if it had been published in an earlier era perhaps it wouldn t have felt so predictable Poor Alice has been living in survival mode forite some time After the sudden disappearance of her husband Tom she fell down a dark hole of depression and anxiety Even after a decade has passed with a new husband an additional daughter between them and a successful thriving design business Alice is continually batting away anxiety drama and everything negative I can t get into too much detail here but the story consists of heaps of drama coming from every angle of Alice s life There are problems in her marriage problems with friends problems with her kids at school and her own personal demons she s battling It s a lot going on and I appreciate how the author was able to tie it all together by the ending but this might have been one of the first ways the book became predictable With so many moving parts I found there was really only one set path the story could take and that took away a bit of the surprise factor by the novel s climaxThe pacing was super fast in this one and I only found myself dragging a bit when the narrator changes in the middle and gives A Doctors Vow us a past tense view The entire middle portion is a huge reason why my star rating went down to a 3 it feltnnecessary as everything we find out in that portion is exactly what I assumed would be written Jonathan Swift upon starting it and only serves as confirming a backstory This was just personal preference and may work better for other readers than it did for myself If you re looking for a fun compulsive read this summer to pass the time I d still recommend picking thisp I m glad I read it and will continue to look out for from the author Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review cop. 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 la. ,