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The First Mistake by Sandie Jones
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it was ok
bookshelves: thriller, suspense, netgalley

I have absolutely no idea what the hype about this book phenomenal is all about! Because of the rave reviews, I was expecting a spectacular thriller when I decided to read this book but when I started reading it, I kind of started to get the feel of an okay-ish book right from the beginning. But I continued on because in one of the many praising reviews I read that the book's 2nd part is better than the 1st and that in the 3rd part everything comes together, so I ploughed on despite not liking the main character one A very predictable read. The writing was okay but the characterization was poorly done.

Though one thing I can say for sure is that the 2nd part of this book was way, way, way better than the 1st part which is a shame because the 2nd part is all about the secondary character, who BTW, came across more real than everyone else in the book. So the characterization was poor so was the originality. Even though I enjoyed one of the twists, the overall story was still below average.

The writing seemed immature and felt like it was someone's debut novel rather than having been written by a bestselling and well-established author. Most of the scenes were either too cheesy or outright cringe-worthy. And there was no sense of structure to the plot.

Now, you might find this book an absolute hit if you read thrillers rarely, but if you've been an ardent thriller lover, you'd know the book for what it really is in the first couple of pages.
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Reading Progress

August 29, 2019 – Shelved
August 29, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
August 31, 2019 –
20.0%
September 1, 2019 – Started Reading
September 3, 2019 – Shelved as: thriller
September 3, 2019 – Shelved as: suspense
September 3, 2019 – Shelved as: netgalley
September 3, 2019 – Finished Reading

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