The First to Lie
Bestselling and award-winning author and investigative reporter Hank Phillippi Ryan delivers another twisty, thrilling, cat and mouse novel of suspense that will have you guessing, and second-guessing, and then gasping with surprise.We all have our reasons for being who we are--but what if being someone else could get you what you want? After a devastating betrayal, a young woman sets off on an obsessive path to justice, no matter what dark family secrets are revealed. What she doesn't know is that she isn't the only one plotting her revenge. An affluent daughter of privilege. A glamorous manipulative wannabe. A determined reporter, in too deep. A grieving widow who must choose her new reality. Who will be the first to lie? And when the stakes are life and death, do a few lies really matter?
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About the Author
USA Today bestselling author HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN has won five Agatha Awards in addition to Anthony, Macavity, Daphne du Maurier, and Mary Higgins Clark Awards. As on-air investigative reporter for Boston's WHDH-TV, she's won thirty-seven Emmy Awards and many more journalism honors. Ryan is a past president of Sisters in Crime and founder of Mystery Writers of America University. Her novels include Trust Me, The Murder List, the Charlotte McNally series (starting with Prime Time), and the Jane Ryland series (which begins with The Other Woman).
She lives in Boston.
Praise for The First to Lie:"The First to Lie is a twisty, winding road of deception and secrets that starts with a bang and ends with an explosion. Put this one on your list because Hank Phillippi Ryan is at the top of her game." --Samantha Downing, USA Today bestselling author of My Lovely Wife and He Started It "The First to Lie is a masterfully twisty tale full of all my favorite things: interesting women, family secrets, and well-plotted revenge. Start reading early, because you will tear through the pages of this breathless, keep-you-up-all-night thriller." --Jennifer Hillier, award-winning author of Jar of Hearts and Little Secrets "With flawless pacing and impeccable character development, Hank Phillippi Ryan delivers yet another powerful, relevant story of deceit, betrayal, and the extent to which someone will go to right the wrongs they have suffered. The First to Lie is a magnificent, intricately plotted thriller that will have you questioning everyone's motives until the stunning ending." --Samantha M. Bailey, bestselling author of Woman on the Edge
"A taut, propulsive plot with twists that will take your breath away...book clubs will gobble up The First to Lie." --Sarah Pekkanen "From one of our top thriller writers--a chilling tale of deception and revenge. Filled with sharp insights, The First to Lie is a house of mirrors, taking us on a thrilling ride of dizzying twists and shocking revelations." --Angie Kim, national bestselling author of Miracle Creek Praise for The Murder List: "A fireworks display of a novel: exciting, explosive, relentless--and likely to leave you gasping." --A J Finn "An exhilarating thrill ride that keeps you turning pages." --Liv Constantine "Utterly absorbing! Ryan is a master working at the top of her game." --Riley Sager "Twisty, complex, dishy suspense...unfailingly entertaining." --William Landay