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The First to Lie by Hank Phillippi Ryan

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Book Summary

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?



Condition: New

Hardcover, Published August 4, 2020 by Forge Books

ISBN: 9781250258809



2 reviews for The First to Lie by Hank Phillippi Ryan

  1. Chandra


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    JUST KIDDING! But yay for a storyline about bringing down a big pharma company that doesn’t represent itself or its drug(s) the way it should. And then to use this towards women with fertility issues – let me just say that this makes my blood boil for a number of reasons….. But while this is the main part of the book in terms of storyline, let’s take a big look at the characters that seem to be the most interesting thing within these pages.

    Ok, first of all, I didn’t expect so many damn POVs and it took a while for me to get into this book because of it… and then once it all made sense, I did that open mouthed “huh” thing you do when that light bulb goes off over your head. Now, I’m all for suspending some belief in any story that I read… but I do think this one may have *just* gone a little too far. One character, maybe two but then….. what? Sorry readers, I can’t say much more or it’ll spoil this book for you and I refuse to do that.

    Full of twists and turns you may or may not see coming, what you will find are motivated characters who will do whatever they need to in order to get to the bottom line. While I found the book to be entertaining, I do think taking it down a notch or two in terms of the whose who would’ve helped me enjoy it more as a story rather than as one of trying to keep track of what was going on. My first by this author and definitely wanting to try another.
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  2. KC

    This was my first book by Hank Ryan, but it definitely will not be my last. How I managed to go so long without reading her, I have no idea. I found this one really entertaining, and loved how it switched between POVs. I found this book really easy to follow, and love that parts of it took place in my home of MD! This book has lots of twists and turns, and not being a big fan of big pharma, I love a story that takes on pharmaceutical companies. This one kept me guessing until the end, and I couldn’t believe how it ended. So many twists! I recommend this one to those who love twisty reads, and books filled with lies, secrets, and revenge.

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