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First Lie Wins

By: Ashley Elston
Narrated by: Saskia Maarleveld
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The No. 1 New York Times bestseller, Sunday Times Thriller of the Month, and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick 2024. Soon to be a major TV series.
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You meet a stranger at a party. She looks like you, sounds like you. Even has your name...

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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'This has everything you could want in a thriller... I did NOT expect that ending' REESE WITHERSPOON

'The best cat and mouse suspense I've read. I'm still breathless' LISA GARDNER

'I devoured it. Absolutely brilliant' HEIDI PERKS

'Unexpected and pacy. A brilliant central character' HARRIET TYCE

'An absolute CRACKER of a book' RACHEL ABBOTT

'A clever, high-stakes now-you-see-me-now-you-don't thriller' A J FINN

'Clever, twisty, and suspenseful. Kept me on my toes right up to the end' DIANE CHAMBERLAIN

'Gripping. I loved every minute' MARY KUBICA

'Smart, fast-paced and twisty... kept me on the edge of my seat' MEGAN MIRANDA

'Will consume you... I devoured it' JULIE CLARK

'The most suspenseful game of deception I've ever read. Brilliant' ELLE COSIMANO

©2024 Ashley Elston (P)2024 Penguin Audio

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Current favorite book

Was a refreshing difference to the recent books I have been listening to, with a few interesting great twists. Would recommend. I do not usually submit a review, but felt this one deserves it.

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Interesting book

Hard to not zone out at times but a great ending. Performance was great, good voices!

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The twists and turns keeping you on the edge of your seat

I loved it all… so many plots folded into one neatly and wel thought through

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Brilliant

Absolutely brilliant!! What a way to start 2024. 🤩

Love the plot twists, there was one that REALLY surprised me.

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The second half if this book flew by

I took me a bit to really get into the story, but damn this was good. Entertaining and smart, this is easily one of the best books I've finished this year.

The narration was perfect, I'll definitely look out for her work again.

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Great narration

Average story there was too much hype to this book. It wasn’t bad but not as great as I expected it to be

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Kept me on my toes

This book really is as good as I was told it would be. Really keeps you guessing and told so well!

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