The First Mistake is the stunning second novel from The Other Woman author Sandie Jones, who delivers twist after heart-stopping twist, in this addictively readable domestic suspense about a wife, her husband, and her best friend. Perfect for fans of Friend Request and The Girlfriend.
For Alice, life has never been better.
After the death of her first husband, she has remarried, with a successful business, two children and a beautiful house.
In Beth, she also has the best friend she has always wanted. A friend without judgement, she is the most trustworthy and loyal person Alice knows.
So when Alice begins to suspect her husband Nathan is having an affair, Alice turns to Beth to help her find the truth. She can trust Beth, can't she . . .?
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This is a thriller that nagged away at us long after its final twist. After the untimely death of her first husband, Alice has remarried and found love, security and happiness. She’s blissfully content. Naturally, this is where some life-shattering revelations threaten to tear it all down. The perfect husband? Well, he might just be having an affair with Alice’s oh-so-loyal best friend. Oh, and Alice might have a few secrets of her own ready to wreak havoc. Sandie Jones shows supreme skill in guiding her second novel away from any domestic drama clichés—her writing is dynamic and cuts straight to the heart of Alice’s fast unravelling world.
Alice, the narrator of this riveting domestic thriller set in the U.K. from bestseller Jones (The Other Woman), and her second husband, Nathan, have a thriving company, AT Designs, which Alice and her late first husband, Tom, founded using his money. When a buyer backs out of a real estate project in Japan the couple are involved in, Nathan proposes that they take on all aspects of the deal: "buy the land, build the apartments, design the interiors and sell them on ourselves." Alice is reluctant to go along with Nathan, whom she doesn't trust since she believes he's having an affair. Alice has confided in her best friend, Beth, about Nathan's straying, but she's further shaken when Beth shares information that causes her to question everything she thought she knew about Tom. As Alice struggles to come to terms with Beth's revelations, she continues to search for proof that Nathan is cheating on her. The twisty plot builds to a shocking conclusion. This puzzler reinforces Jones's status as a rising suspense star. 150,000-copy announced first printing.