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Today I am reviewing Her First Mistake by Carey Baldwin. This was released on the 30th of April, published by Bookouture.

Book Description

Mia covered her mouth to keep from crying out. She hated the dark, but her mother had made her promise. But what was the point of being a good little girl if she couldn’t help her mother? She’d promised her mother not to scream, but she hadn’t promised not to escape…

To the world, Mia Thornton is invisible—a quiet, timid preschool teacher. People would never guess that she found the will to dig her way out of a locked shed when she was just six years old. That she never saw her mother again.

Now, all Mia longs for is a normal life and friends to call her own. But when she runs into a group of colleagues one evening, she discovers that, once again, she’s been excluded. Stung at the rejection, she pockets the keys of one of the women in a petty act of revenge. Celeste Cooper is fearless, pretty, popular—everything Mia wishes she could be.

The next day, Celeste is reported missing. And Mia realizes that it might have been her fault. Wracked with guilt, she joins the search, determined to make up for her mistake. But as she grows closer to Celeste’s family, Mia can’t help but feel she’s being watched…

What if Celeste’s disappearance has more to do with Mia than she realizes? And if she keeps digging, does she risk being dragged back into the dark forever? 

Prepare to be gripped by the pulse-pounding new psychological thriller from USA Todaybestselling 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.

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.

Thank you to Carey Baldwin, Bookouture and Netgalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Her First Mistake, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.

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Let’s Get to Know Carey Baldwin

By day Carey is a dedicated pediatrician. By night she’s a USA Today bestselling and award winning author of edgy suspense. In addition to her MD, Carey also holds a PhD in clinical psychology. She loves reading and writing stories that keep you off balance and on the edge of your seat. In her spare time she enjoys hiking and chasing wildflowers.

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