Review: The First Mistake by Sandie Jones


Release date: June 11, 2019

Publisher: Minotaur

Genre: Mystery/Thriller


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.


Last summer I devoured The Other Woman and loved so many things about it, it was a perfect summer thriller and had such a unique spin on the domestic suspense genre which is something that I always appreciate. While I still liked this one I’m not quite as excited about it as I had hoped to be but it was still a pretty entertaining read.

One of the things that made me love the authors last book so much was how addictive and binge worthy it was and there were shades of that here. It was a fast read for me, and while I was definitely interested in where things were headed, I wasn’t as compulsively gripped as I was the last time around. I think many seasoned thriller readers will probably figure out many of the twists in this one much like I did, but to be fair I didn’t totally guess one part. It was just missing something to elevate it to a must read status for me, I’m not sure exactly what the missing piece was for me honestly but something just didn’t quite work for me in the end.

I do realize that my expectations for this one were probably set way too high, they were honestly most likely unattainable, so make of that what you will. I think it’s been pretty well documented by now that I’ve been pretty unimpressed by thrillers for awhile now and it takes something truly special to get me excited lately. I think I’m getting jaded and this is why lately I’ve been very selective about which thrillers I choose to pick up, so keep that in mind. Super helpful stuff, I know this has been vague, but overall it was an entertaining read and one that I can definitely see being a popular choice this summer. If yours fan of the authors last book then you may enjoy this one more than me, lots of similarities in terms of style. And if you haven’t read TOW then that ones comes highly recommended by me!

Overall rating: 3/5

Thanks to the publisher for my review copy.

11 thoughts on “Review: The First Mistake by Sandie Jones

  1. MrsDMVH says:

    I loved this one! I’m bummed you didn’t enjoy it as much as I did, but that’s what makes the reading world go round! Thanks for sharing your honest review!!

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