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Title:
The first mistake
ISBN:
9781250192028

9781250229762
Edition:
First U.S. Edition. First International Edition.
Publication:
New York : Minotaur Books, 2019.
Physical Description:
290 pages ; 25 cm
General Note:
"New York Times bestselling author"--Dust jacket.

"Author of The Other Woman The Reese's Book Club Pick"--Dust jacket.
Summary:
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. And with her best friend Beth by her side, Alice can survive anything. So when Nathan starts acting strangely, Alice turns to Beth for help. But soon, Alice begins to wonder whether her trust has been misplaced. She doesn't know she's already made one mistake. And this time, the first mistake could be her last. -- adapted from jacket
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FIC JONES 2019
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FICTION - JONES
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Jones, S.
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Jones, S.
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JONES Sandie
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Summary

Summary

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Hello Sunshine Book Club pick The Other Woman , comes an addictively readable new domestic suspense about a wife, her husband, and the woman who is supposedly her best friend.

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.

Praise for The Other Woman :

"One of the most twisted and entertaining plots."--Reese Witherspoon
"A perfect beach read."--Kristin Hannah
"Whiplash-inducing."-- New York Times Book Review
"Such fun you'll cheer [Emily's] chutzpah."-- PEOPLE
"This thriller will hit close to home."--Refinery29


Author Notes

SANDIE JONES has worked as a freelance journalist for more than twenty years and has written for publications including the Sunday Times , Woman's Weekly , and the Daily Mail . She lives in London with her husband and three children. The Other Woman was her debut novel and a Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club pick.


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

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. Agent: Tanera Simons, Darley Anderson (U.K.). (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Booklist Review

Cracks are appearing in Alice Davies' enviable life. Having endured a rough patch years earlier after her husband, Tom Evans, died, she found love again with Nathan Davies, who joined AT Designs, the London company she and Tom founded. But now there are reports that her younger daughter, Olivia, is bullying classmates and hints that Nathan is having an affair at the same time that he's promoting a major deal to decorate an apartment building in Japan. But the biggest blow comes from Alice's one close friend, single mother Beth Russo, who confides that the father of her daughter, Millie, who is Olivia's friend, is a man named Thomas Evans with the same birth date as Alice's late husband. Staggered by the seeming infidelities of both of her husbands, Alice soldiers on as she's faced with a significant decision regarding the Japan project. Jones, who showed her skill at ramping up suspense in her debut, The Other Woman (2018), surprises everyone with the revelations in her powerful climactic close, which presents Alice with a fateful choice. A provocative view of trust, placed and misplaced.--Michele Leber Copyright 2019 Booklist