It’s finally Thursday! Holy crap, this weekend is DRAGGING. But the end is in sight!
Thanks to Minotaur Books for the free advanced copy in exchange for my honest review
THE FIRST MISTAKE – Sandie Jones (Releasing June 11th, 2019)
I can’t get over this cover and the ARC cover was stunning as well – you can see that in my book mail post here!
My Thoughts: 4/5 stars!
This was my introduction to Jones, her other book THE OTHER WOMAN is on my TBR and I’m definitely bumping it up the list! THE FIRST MISTAKE was a great domestic drama/suspense and I finished it in two sittings. We see through the perspective of Alice and her best friend Beth. Part one is present day in Alice’s POV, part two is Beth’s POV (9 years ago), and part three is back to present day from both perspectives. I do love when authors alternate like this.
Alice is a successful interior designer with a company, AT Designs, that has really taken off. She has a loving husband, Nathan, and two daughters, Sophia and Olivia. Everything seems perfect considering a decade earlier she had lost her first husband, Tom, in a tragic skiing accident. One day she begins to find things that are pointing to Nathan having an affair; an earring in his car, flowers for someone else delivered to their house, suspect hotel receipts. Is Nathan having an affair or is Alice just imagining things?
Let me tell you, I definitely thought I had it figured out after the end of part one, but things took a turn I wasn’t expecting. There were two bigger twists within the last like 50ish pages that I didn’t see coming. During the first part of the book it felt a little slow as we built up the tension and suspicion against Nathan, but then it really picked up! I loved how both women were really fleshed out and we got into their heads and I enjoyed Jones’ writing style. I can’t wait to see what she comes out with next!