A shooting star ... Carey Baldwin aims high and doesn't disappoint. If you like Lisa Jackson and Karen Rose, Carey Baldwin is right up your dark, twisty alley! ~New York Times Bestselling Author, Wendy Corsi Staub
Carey Baldwin's books are brilliant, beautiful--and very, very scary. Don't start reading at night unless
you plan to be up way past your bedtime. ~Courtney Milan, New York Times Bestselling Author
Scintillating suspense! ~Cindy Gerard, New York Times Bestselling Author
Let me thrill you!
Her First Mistake: An utterly gripping psychological thriller with a breathtaking twist
Published by Bookouture
April 30, 2021
It wasn't her fault. She never meant to hurt anyone.
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 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:
"Wow! Just wow! I loved everything about this... kept me glued to my Kindle... I’d love to watch a TV or film adaptation of this brilliant thriller... worth all the stars and more... going to be one of my favourite reads of this year." Nicki's Life of Crime ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“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 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“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 down… kept me hooked throughout.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“A wild ride… I read it straight through and couldn't put it down.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐