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The First Mistake

Narrated by: Nathalie Buscombe
Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
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Publisher's Summary

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 listenable domestic suspense about a wife, her husband, and her best friend.

Two women. Best friends.

Through the ups and downs of life, from celebrating and nights out to comforting each other through divorce and death, Alice and Beth know that together they can survive anything. That they trust each other implicitly.

When Alice’s husband, Nathan, starts going on more and more business trips, Alice starts to suspect he is having an affair, and the first person that she turns to is Beth, asking for her help in finding out the truth. 

Because if Beth knew something about Nathan, she’d tell Alice - wouldn’t she? 

After all that’s what best friends do....

©2019 Sandie Jones (P)2019 Macmillan Digital Audio

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Good book

Really enjoyed this book. Found the voice a little monotonous to begin with but story got better and better. Hard to put down in the end.

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awesome twisted tale

what a great book absolutely did not pick the ending...keeps you in suspense until the end

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  • Anonymous User
  • 31-05-2019

pre ordered and so disappointed was so looking for

Disappointed. I was loooking forward to this and pre ordered it but the narration would send you to sleep. Might be a good story to read but not listen to. Very boring. Gave up and lost the place after chapter 2.

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  • Sallyhippo
  • 19-08-2019

Captivating with an unexpected twist

This is the second of Sandie Jones' books that I have listened to and as an up and coming fiction writer, she doesn't disappoint and has plenty more to give!

It would be difficult to review the book for its content without giving the plot away, but I can safely say she has entirely grasped the emotional turmoil of a bad relationship, having your world turned upside down and taking back control. The story flowed at a good pace and you really felt for each of the characters as their lives unfolded from the past into the present. Sandie has great delivery, emotional understanding and a knack of twisting a story when you least expect it.

I'll be honest and say that this isn't my usual genre of book, but her first one "The Other Woman" was so good, I couldn't resist to see what else she had to offer, I was entirely entertained for the whole 9 hours. If I could have given it more stars I would have.

In terms of performance, Nathalie Buscombe does really well, albeit that some of the male characters tended to sound a bit similar, but overall, it didn't detract from the listening and it was easy enough to follow who was who.

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  • Alan C.
  • 22-07-2019

More twists than a corkscrew.

Fantastic read, Sandie Jones has a great career ahead of her. The story is more twisty turny than a twisty turny thing, it kept me guessing to the end. Highly recommend.

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