#BookReview First Lie Wins by Ashley ElstonFirst Lie Wins by Ashley Elston
Published by PENGUIN GROUP Viking on January 9, 2024
Genres: Thriller
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Evie Porter has everything a nice, Southern girl could a perfect, doting boyfriend, a house with a white picket fence and a garden, a fancy group of friends. The only catch: Evie Porter doesn’t exist.

The identity comes Evie Porter. Once she’s given a name and location by her mysterious boss Mr. Smith, she learns everything there is to know about the town and the people in it. Then the Ryan Sumner. The last piece of the puzzle is the job.

Evie isn’t privy to Mr. Smith’s real identity, but she knows this job will be different. Ryan has gotten under her skin, and she’s starting to envision a different sort of life for herself. But Evie can’t make any mistakes--especially after what happened last time.

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. Evie Porter must stay one step ahead of her past while making sure there’s still a future in front of her. The stakes couldn't be higher--but then, Evie has always liked a challenge...

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My Thoughts

First Lie Wins is an exciting and thrilling novel that will keep you engaged from start to finish. The plot is cleverly crafted with unexpected twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end. Overall, it’s an excellent read that I would highly recommend to anyone who loves a good suspenseful story.

Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for allowing me to read and review this book.


About Ashley Elston

Ashley Elston lives is North Louisiana with her husband and three sons. She worked as a wedding and portrait photographer for ten years until she decided to pursue writing full time. Ashley is also a certified landscape horticulturist and loves digging in the dirt. Her debut novel, THE RULES FOR DISAPPEARING was published by Disney Hyperion in 2013 and was a finalist in the Best Young Adult category of the International Thriller Writers Awards.