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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, sounds like you. She even has your name…

🔥 Let the game begin… 🔥

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’ THE SUNDAY TIMES


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?


Real readers are GRIPPED by this pacey cat-and-mouse thriller:

‘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’ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐


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
Buckle up . . . the best cat and mouse suspense I've read in years
Lisa Gardner
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