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The First to Lie

By: Hank Phillippi Ryan
Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
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Publisher's Summary

Best-selling 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 - 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?

A Macmillan Audio production from Forge Books 

©2020 Hank Phillippi Ryan (P)2020 Macmillan Audio

Critic Reviews

 “A twisty road of deception that starts with a bang and ends with an explosion.” (Samantha Downing, USA Today best-selling author)

“Intricate, complex, and devilishly clever...like reading a burning stick of dynamite.” (J. T. Ellison, New York Times best-selling author)

“Stellar... Ryan could win a sixth Agatha with this one.” (Publishers Weekly, starred review)

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Who is lying

This book will keep you guessing until the end about who is lying about their identities and who they really are. Cassandra Campbell narration was great.

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Great Read

The First to Lie was a great read by Hank Phillippi Ryan. This book questions what would happen if you could become someone else in order to get what you want. A young woman was betrayed and goes on a very obsessive path to get justice. She will get that justice, no matter what dark secrets are revealed about her family. But she doesn’t realize that she isn’t the only person looking to get revenge. I loved reading this book and can’t wait to read more by Hank Philippi Ryan.

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The First to Lie

I have got to say, Hank Phillippi Ryan is a wonderful author! I have loved all her books and look forward to more!!All the twists and turns culminate in a mysterious tale with an unpredictable ending!

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I do not even remotely understand what this is even about this is absolutely Terrible

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Decent story but...

I thought the story / plot was good, however 2 things I didn’t care for: some of the narration was too low. I’m not sure how it plays is everyone’s car, but sometimes I had to turn the volume u to 30 to hear portions meant to be thoughts or whispers that were said quietly. Not the narrators fault, but annoying. Second, really didn’t care for the plot reveals and the ending.

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Good plot

This plot was great. I enjoy the Hank Phillipi Ryan books. I didn't see the resolution until I was practically on top of it.

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Childish story

The story was so annoyingly childish that I want everybody’s money back. It was far from interesting. Thank goodness the writing wasn’t elementary and the narration was good . The story was horrible – something for teenagers. All of this pretending to be someone else was a bit tedious.