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First Lie Wins

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781472295354

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, sounds like you. Even has your name…

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, JANUARY 2024

‘This has everything you could want in a thriller… I did NOT expect that ending’ REESE WITHERSPOON
‘Twisty and exhilarating’ THE SUNDAY TIMES
‘Riveting!’ LUCY FOLEY
‘The best cat and mouse suspense I’ve read’ LISA GARDNER
‘Unexpected and pacy’ HARRIET TYCE
‘An absolute CRACKER of a book’ RACHEL ABBOTT

* SUNDAY TIMES THRILLER OF THE MONTH, JANUARY 2024 *
* REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK, JANUARY 2024 *
* SOON TO BE A MAJOR TV SERIES *
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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, a house with a picket fence, a fun group of friends.

The only catch: Evie Porter doesn’t exist.

First comes the identity. Once she’s given a name and location by her employer, 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. For Evie, this job feels different. Ryan has gotten under her skin and she’s started to picture another kind of life for herself – one where her boss doesn’t pull the strings. But Evie can’t make any mistakes. Because the one thing she’s worked her entire life to keep clean, the one identity she could always go back to – her real identity – just walked right into this town. A woman, who looks just like her, has stolen her name – and she wants more. As Evie’s past begins to catch up with her, can she stay one step ahead to save her future?
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‘I devoured it. Absolutely brilliant’ HEIDI PERKS
‘Strikingly ingenious’ DAILY MAIL
‘A propulsive, note-perfect thriller’ CESCA MAJOR
‘Twisty and fast-paced’ OBSERVER
‘A clever, high-stakes now-you-see-me-now-you-don’t thriller’ A J FINN
‘Mind-blowingly brilliant’
SUN
‘Brilliant. I read it in one sitting. If you love twisty thrillers, this one is for you’ SARAH MORGAN
‘Twisty and suspenseful. Kept me on my toes right up to the end’ DIANE CHAMBERLAIN
‘The kind of jaw-droppingly twisty read you stay up all night for’ I NEWS
‘An outstanding psychological thriller… this could well be the best read of 2024’ SHOTs magazine

Real readers are GRIPPED:

‘This book consumed a whole 24 hours of my life’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘Heartpounding . . . Definitely one of the best books this year’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘Suspense fans rejoice – this is phenomenal’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘OMG, I was immediately sucked in’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘Absolute perfection’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘A thrill ride from start to finish’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘Kept me guessing until the end’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘Twisty and engaging’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

‘Had me on the edge of my seat’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

Reviews

Smart and sharp, fast-paced and twisty, this kept me on the edge of my seat
Megan Miranda
Wildly inventive, diabolically clever
Julie Clark
The most suspenseful game of deception I've ever read. Brilliant!
Elle Cosimano
Clever, twisty, and suspenseful, First Lie Wins kept me on my toes right up to the satisfying conclusion
Diane Chamberlain
Buckle up . . . the best cat and mouse suspense I've read in years
Lisa Gardner
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
A.J. Finn