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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.


Thank you to net galley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read this book it was a great experience first time reading anything from this author

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I received a copy of from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion. Thank you to the author and publisher for the opportunity.

5 Stars and here’s why:

Psychological thrillers are my jam and Ms. Jones delivers. THE FIRST MISTAKE captured my attention from the get-go. The author is a master storyteller. The book’s plot twists and turns made my brain blow a fuse trying to figure out how this story would end. Every nuance makes sense, or so you think, and then bam! Total whiplash trying to keep my wits about me while reading THE FIRST MISTAKE! This is my second book by Sandie Jones, and I have to say, she’s at the top of my must read all of her books list.

If you like mind-blowing writing, a plot-driven story with psychological intrigue giving you a total book hangover, and well-developed characters hijacking your mind for days afterward, then this book is definitely for you. Highly recommend.

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Thank you, Net Galley, for this book for an honest review.

This book was slow to start. It has a lot of developing to do and a complicated backstory. Once this part is done the book takes off. Who is who? Alice was married to Tom who died and now is married to Nathan. Her best friend Beth is raising her daughter alone. As the book progresses, there is a lot of mystery and what is the truth.

I must say I usually can figure out a book and where it is going. This one I did not get a glimmer until the end and I still was surprised.

A good book. Would have loved an epilogue

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What a wild ride this book was! I’m desperate for it to come out so I can discuss the ending with other readers. In the meantime, if thrillers are your thing, grab a copy of The First Mistake. With lots of twists and turns, even when you think you have it figured out, trust me, you don’t.

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I was intrigued by this story. Alice’s first husband has died, and she is forging a new life with her children and her present husband, Nathan. She is also a successful interior designer, and owner of a company As Alice narrates her story and the decisions, she made that ultimately brought her to this place

in her life. I learned about Alice her first husband and her present husband. My main thought was, how can someone keep making bad choices? While Alice was a likable character, she was also frustrating because she kept making poor decisions .

There was a subplot with Alice’s friend Beth which collides for a twist I didn't see coming.

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Thank you Net Galley for the chance to read an early copy of The First Mistake. This was my first Sadie Jones Book, and I’m very excited to read The Other Woman now.

Alice is your typical woman trying to juggle it all with two daughters, a successful interior design business, and a doting husband, Nathan.

Nathan is Alice’s second husband, her first husband, Tom, was killed in a skiing accident 10 years prior.

Beth is Alice’s bestfriend who is raising her daughter as a single mother after being left for another woman.

The author wastes no time at all, and soon you’re questioning Nathans faithfulness, Beth’s mysterious past, and whether Alice’s first husband, Tom, is really dead!

I love a book that has twists and turns, and this psychological thriller did not disappoint! Just when I thought I had it figured out, the plot thickens!

I enjoyed this book! 4 stars!

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This is my first book by Sandie Jones and it sure was a page turner! I thought the twists were great and unexpected. My only criticism is that I don't like reading bedroom scenes. Beth's view point half-way through the book was a little raunchy for my Victorian tastes! That being said, it was not explicit or I would have stopped reading. Overall a highly addictive read. 3.5 stars. Thanks so much publisher, author, and Netgalley for providing electronic ARC.

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I was driving myself crazy waiting for this book to come out. Once I saw that Sandie Jones had a new book on the way, I began stalking my favorite sites looking for more information. I loved her writing in The Other Woman and had a good feeling about The First Mistake. My intuition was spot on, this novel was excellent!

Though Alice’s first husband died tragically, she now has everything from a wonderful second husband to two perfect children and a lovely home. Her best friend Beth is always there for her, Alice couldn’t ask for a better friend. And when Alice begins to suspect something is going on with her husband, its Beth who she turns to. As her suspicions about Nathan grow, she starts to wonder, can she trust Beth?

Here is what I wrote on GoodReads:

I really enjoyed the first novel Sandie Jones wrote so I knew I’d like this one too. It did not disappoint! A fantastic story told from the perspectives of two women. The first half was good but the second part had me turning pages quickly and staying up way past my bedtime to finish. Twists and turns galore. A heart-pounding ending! This is everything you want in a suspenseful novel.

Another fantastic book!

Due out in June.

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I received this book as an ARC from NetGalley.

On a positive note, the book had many twists and turns that kept the reader interested.

Unfortunately, this story revolves around situations that are implausible and characters who fail to react reasonably. By the end, the reader wonders how both Alice and Beth continued to ignore serious problems even after "mistakes" were uncovered.

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The First Mistake by Sandie Jones. Sorry to say that I never really related to the characters, Alice just assumed the worst in every situation.. An interesting premise but it got confusing with all the "twists" in the story.

Thank you to the publisher, author, and NetGalley for the opportunity to preview the book.

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Thank you NetGalley for the digital ARC of The First Mistake by Sandie Jones. The main character is Alice, a widow that has remarried and has two children. There is suspense and secrets that draw you into the book and keep you hooked throughout the story. Just when you think you have figured out what is going on, another twist surprises you. I enjoyed reading it.

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Alice has two daughters, an attentive and supportive husband, and a successful interior design business that she built with her first husband, who passed away many years prior in an accident. She's finally gotten to a point where she can move on in life, thanks to her husband Nathan and her best friend Beth. But suddenly, little things start happening that cause her to question her relationship with her adoring husband and also her always supportive best friend, and Alice finds her idyllic live suddenly getting turned upside down again. Who can be trusted?

Early on in the book, I thought I had a pretty good idea how this was going to end up. Well, I was wrong! It kept me guessing as new details came to light, and pretty sure my mouth actually gaped open in surprise at one point towards the end! Highly recommend reading if you are a fan of psychological thrillers and suspense, this will be a hot book this summer I'm sure! I haven't yet gotten around to reading her first book, The Other Woman yet, but after reading The First Mistake, I'm moving it up on my TBR list!

Thanks to @netgalley and the publisher for an early review copy. This book will be published June 11, 2019.

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This book had some great twists and turns. I kept thinking that I had it figured out but I definitely did not predict the ending. This was a quick, fun read!

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I may have done backflips when I got the advanced copy for this novel (not really I have no clue how to do a backflip but if I could I would have 😂). I absolutely loved The Other Woman by Sandie Jones and was thrilled to read her new book and of course it was fantastic!! You don’t wanna miss this!! Absolutely a must read! Perfect for by the pool!

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I received an advanced reader’s copy in exchange for an honest review

This book was just okay. It dragged along, too long, and I would frequently put it down to read another book. The characters were flat but the twist did get me.

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I was convinced that I had this book figured out from the very beginning. I was certain that I had it all figured out by the middle. However, the twists and the turns kept coming; ultimately leaving me guessing until the very last page.

I would recommend this book to book clubs and anyone who enjoys trying to piece together a story that keeps you guessing until the very end.

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Just block out a chunk of time to read The First Mistake. It's such a just one more page kind of story. Full of secrets and lies and entertaining, this story is a psychological thriller. Who can you trust? Your best friend? Husband? No one? I found some characters sympathetic and likeable while others were not likeable at all. There is so much to keep you guessing until the end then one more twist that I never expected. A great read! Thanks to NetGalley for an arc in exchange for an honest review.

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What an incredible novel! It pushed all the right buttons for me. I enjoyed the book tremendously, and felt the character development was done perfectly. I strongly recommend the book to all the readers that enjoyed The Other Woman.

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This was my first read by Sandie Jones and it won't be my last! This is a very interesting story, full of twist and surprises that I didn't see coming. Alice has lost her husband Tom to a tragic accident and remarried to Nathan. She has a good job, two lovely daughters and a best friends she adores. She is still dealing with the loss of her husband in the past and she has been trying to move forward in her second phase of life. Things start to get a bit confused for her when strange things happen that cause her to questions her husband's faithfulness. It's hard to discuss this story without giving things away, but as they story progresses, the reader is sucked in to the twists that author throws in and is left wondering what is truly going on. This is a thrilling novel and kept me guessing (and up way to late reading)! Thank you netgalley for an arc of this story in exchange for my honest opinion.

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I should start by saying that I read this book in one day. I really enjoyed The Other Woman by Sandie Jones, so I was really excited to get an advance copy of The First Mistake. This is going to be a popular thriller when it comes out this summer. I don't want to give anything away here, so just add it to your to-read list!

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