Her First Mistake: An utterly gripping psychological thriller with a breathtaking twist

· Bookouture
23 reviews

About this ebook

Completely and utterly impossible to put down… gripped me instantly. I have devoured page after page… This is definitely a book that has sucked me in, taken me on a rollercoaster ride… a must read.” Little Miss Book Lover 87 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

As a child, I tunneled my way out of a locked shed to survive. And now the secret past I’m so desperate to escape is catching up with me. A young woman is missing, and it’s because of my foolish mistake. I must save her, no matter the cost. But if I keep digging, do I risk being dragged back into the dark forever?

Sitting alone in an exclusive restaurant I stick out like a bruise on the tender white throat of a lily. And I cannot believe it when, on my way out, I bump into my colleagues having a great time without me. At the center of it all is Celeste Cooper with her shimmering auburn hair and her billion-watt smile. She’s everything that I am not: fearless, pretty, popular.

So, when I see my opportunity, I take it. It was such a small act, an impulse I should’ve ignored. I never meant for anything bad to happen, but now Celeste is missing, and I fear that I’m to blame.

Wracked with guilt, I join the search, determined to make up for my mistake. But I feel I’m being watched. What if there’s more to Celeste’s disappearance than I know? Could someone from my past still be out there? And if I confront the terrifying truth to save Celeste, will we both survive?

Prepare to be gripped by the pulse-pounding new psychological thriller from USA Today bestselling author Carey Baldwin. Fans of The Wife Between Us, The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl will be totally addicted to Her First Mistake.

What readers are saying about Her First Mistake:

Kept me up at night turning the pages. I just simply couldn’t put it down. It was full of twists and turns. I didn’t see that ending coming at all. And as for the twist at the end??? Wow just wait for it!! Absolutely brilliant and well worth five stars!” NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I had to put the book down to get my heart rate back to its normal rhythm before I could continue!… Will have you on the edge of your seat… my knuckles were white as I held on to my Kindle for dear life not wanting to miss a single word!” Once Upon a Time Book Reviews

Really kept me in suspense!... Lots of thrilling thrills and gasp worthy shocks! Unputdownable.” Chapter Chatter Pub, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wow. What a fantastic book!… I literally couldn’t put it down… kept me hooked throughout.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wow! Just Wow! absolutely loved this book. It had me gripped right from the flashback at the beginning to the epilogue at the end!” @what_alex_is_reading

A wild rideI read it straight through and couldn't put it down.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Ratings and reviews

23 reviews
Kirsty Whitlock
April 30, 2021
BLOG TOUR REVIEW Review for 'Her First Mistake' by Carey Baldwin. Read and reviewed via NetGalley for Carey Baldwin, Bookouture publishers and Bookouture anonymous Publication date 30th April 2021. This is the first book I have read by this author. It was previously published with the title 'I Know What You Did', I think the new title works much better with the storyline. I was originally drawn to this book by its eye catching cover and its intriguing synopsis. It also stated in the synopsis that this book is 'Fans of The Wife Between Us, The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl will be totally addicted to Her First Mistake.' I am a huge fan of 'The Girl On The Train' and 'Gone Girl' so am looking forward to see if it lives up to this. I must admit I was also biased due to the publisher being Bookouture. I have yet to read a book published by Bookouture that I haven't enjoyed. Hopefully this won't be the first... Watch this space! (Written before I started reading the book). Thi
6 people found this review helpful
Marnie Harrison
May 5, 2021
Her First Mistake is a compelling and powerful read that commands your attention right from the harrowing prologue. After I read that, I had to put the book down to get my heart rate back to its normal rhythm before I could continue! Carey Baldwin has crafted an intriguing and interesting tale that will have you on the edge of your seat. It is such a tense read, my knuckles were white as I held on to my kindle for dear life not wanting to miss a single word! Mia is such a unique and complex character and had me feeling a whole range of emotions. She has been very well crafted and brought to life so well. She is quite a memorable character and will stay with me for a long time to come. This is the first book I have read from Carey Baldwin and it won’t be my last. I loved her writing, which is so engaging and how it drew me in. I was entangled in its pages and caught up in the story, my head spinning at each twist and turn. A gripping story that will have you compelled to read just one more chapter, I found myself unable to stop until I was done! A thrilling read from start to finish, Her First Mistake is a must read for psychological thriller fans.
4 people found this review helpful
Linda Strong
August 21, 2021
Mia made a mistake ... thought of as a small thing, it's turned into a huge error. Such a simple thing for no good reason, she stole Celeste's keys .. leaving her to have to walk home from an exclusive restaurant. Now she's missing. Mia has a history of a severe trauma when she was younger. it's her secret past that she's tried to keep hidden. But someone has been watching her . Do they know her past? Is Celeste in the same kind of trouble that once imprisoned Mia ... and by the same person? Intense suspense from start to finish, this is well-written with frequent changes of direction. The twist at the end is a real heart-stopper. There are many characters to follow who may know more than they're saying ... a suspicious detective, a possible stalker, nosy reporters who will do anything for a scoop, and last but not least, a strange and unexpected friendship with Celeste's family. Many thanks to the author / Bookouture / Netgalley for the digital copy of this psychological / crime fiction. Read and reviewed voluntarily, opinions expressed here are unbiased and entirely my own.

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