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Book Review: The First to Lie

We’ve all been home for a while, so let’s mess with your head. Can you tell when someone is lying to you? The liar may touch their hair or lips, keep everything vague, and repeat your questions back to you. Even with all those “tells” it can be difficult to spot a liar.

The First to Lie focuses on the vulnerability of women who have had difficulty conceiving a child. If you desperately wanted a baby and couldn’t have one, what would you be willing to put up with from a doctor or clinic? What would you risk?

The operative word in the title is “Lie”. The reader often wonders who is lying and who isn’t. Then the lying compounds. Here’s more information about The First to Lie.

The First to Lie by Hank Phillippi Ryan

About the Book

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 revenge.
An affluent daughter of privilege. A glamorous manipulative wannabe. A determined reporter, in too deep. A grieving widow who has to 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?
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.

My Review

This is a psychological thriller where everyone is lying. If the cat could talk, she would lie. It explores the world of big pharma and how business profits can be seen as more important than the human beings who are taking the drugs. There are several points of view going on in the beginning, all with interesting stories that needed keeping up with to understand the plot. This book is full of twists and turns that will keep you reading.

I acquired this book through Net Galley and have left an honest review.

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