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

· Bookouture
22 reviews

About this ebook

As a child, I tunneled my way out of a locked shed to survive. And now the secret past I’m so desperate to hide is catching up with me. She 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.

When she drops her keys, I can’t stop myself. I scoop them up on impulse and hide them in my purse...

And now Celeste is missing.

If only I’d called out to her, returned her keys, as I should have.

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:

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

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 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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

Wow! Just Wow! I 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 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I could not put this one down! I finished it in one sitting.” Goodreads reviewer

Ratings and reviews

22 reviews
Catawba Cats
April 30, 2021
My first read by Carey Baldwin but not the last! I was drawn by the blurb and it sure lived up to the hype. The prologue grabs you and the rest of the story keeps a fast pace for a great binge-read! I just could not put it down and ended up reading it in one day! Many thanks to NetGalley and Bookouture for this ARC!
2 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
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

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