The First Mistake

The first mistakeTHE 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 ba

ck 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 . . .

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I love the way Sandie Jones sets up this story to make all the characters look suspect:  mental health issues, excessive drinking, secrets.  This leads to twists and turns that make this book a page turner.

Alice owns her own company and is very successful.  She has two beautiful daughters, a husband that adores her, and a best friend that she can always rely on.  Alice also has dealt with loss.  Her first husband, the love of her life, died unexpectedly while on a trip with his friends.

In the middle of the biggest deal in Alice’s career, things start to take a turn.  Her youngest daughter is getting in trouble at school, her best friend is acting standoffish, and her husband’s faithfulness is at question.  Drinking and prescription drugs become Alice’s “go-to” to help her deal with these issues. Then, she realizes she needs be level headed and ready for what’s coming at her.

The First Mistake is written like a labyrinth; just when I thought I had it all figured out, I ran into a dead end, making this book a quick read.  I couldn’t put it down until I found out who was lying!

4/5 stars

 

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