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First Lie Wins

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781472295323

Price: £16.99

ON SALE: 2nd January 2024

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

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🔥 You meet a stranger at a party. She looks like you. Even has your name… 🔥


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The No. 1 New York Times bestseller, Sunday Times Thriller of the Month, and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick. Soon to be a major TV series.

‘Riveting!’ LUCY FOLEY
‘This has everything you could want in a thriller’ REESE WITHERSPOON
‘Twisty and exhilarating’ SUNDAY TIMES

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Everything she is about to tell them is a lie…



Evie Porter has everything a girl could want: a doting boyfriend and a house with a picket fence. The only catch: Evie Porter doesn’t exist.

First comes the identity. Once given a name and location, she learns everything there is to know about the town and the people in it. Then the mark. Ryan Sumner.

The last piece of the puzzle is the job. But this job feels different. Ryan has gotten under her skin. And when a woman walks into town using the one thing Evie has been desperate to protect – Evie’s real identity – she can’t afford to make a mistake. As Evie’s past begins to catch up with her, can she stay one step ahead to save her future?
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Real readers are GRIPPED by this pacey cat-and-mouse thriller:

‘A riveting thriller with the same edge-of-your-seat literary rhythm of GONE GIRL’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
‘Boldly dynamic, terrifically suspenseful’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
‘Heartpounding – Definitely one of the best books this year’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
‘Twisty and engaging’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
‘Suspense fans rejoice – this is phenomenal’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
‘Not your ordinary mystery’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
‘An addictive, wild ride’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐
‘Perfect for a book club’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Reviews

Buckle up . . . the best cat and mouse suspense I've read in years
<b>Lisa Gardner</b>
Smart and sharp, fast-paced and twisty, this kept me on the edge of my seat
<b>Megan Miranda</b>
Wildly inventive, diabolically clever
<b>Julie Clark</b>
The most suspenseful game of deception I've ever read. Brilliant!
<b>Elle Cosimano</b>
Clever, twisty, and suspenseful, First Lie Wins kept me on my toes right up to the satisfying conclusion
<b>Diane Chamberlain</b>
What a box of tricks! First Lie Wins flickers past like a shadow-play: just when you think you've worked out what you're seeing, the shapes shift, the scene transforms, and - hold on - maybe you had it wrong a moment ago? Cool and clever and full-on fun, the sort of slippery high-stakes now-you-see-me-now-you-don't thriller that few novelists are bold enough to attempt these days. Pick it up, please. This is a good one
<b>A.J. Finn</b>
Unexpected and pacey
<b>Harriet Tyce</b>
An absolute CRACKER of a book
<b>Rachel Abbott</b>
I devoured it. Absolutely brilliant
<b>Heidi Perks</b>
Strikingly ingenious
<b><i>Daily Mail</i></b>
A propulsive, note-perfect thriller
<b>Cesca Major</b>
Twisty and fast-paced
<b><i>Observer</i></b>
Mind-blowingly brilliant
<b><i>Sun</i></b>
Brilliant. I read it in one sitting. If you love twisty thrillers, this one is for you
<b>Sarah Morgan</b>
The kind of jaw-droppingly twisty read you stay up all night for
<b><i>I News</i></b>
An outstanding psychological thriller... this could well be the best read of 2024
<b><i>SHOTs Magazine</i></b>
Elston raises the stakes
<b><i>New York Times</i></b>
This will have you turning the pages at speed
<b><i>Prima Magazine</i></b>
A great title to choose for a book club of thriller lovers
<b><i>Glamour</i></b>
A break neck thrill ride
<b><i>Crime Monthly</i></b>
Riveting
<b>Lucy Foley</b>
This has everything you want in the thriller
<b>Reese Witherspoon</b>
Twisty and exhilarating
<b><i>Sunday Times</i></b>