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First Lie Wins
First Lie Wins: A Novel | Ashley Elston
Evie Porter has everything a nice, Southern girl could want: a perfect, doting boyfriend, a house with a white picket fence and a garden, a fancy group of friends. The only catch: Evie Porter doesnt exist. The identity comes first: Evie Porter. Once shes 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 mark: Ryan Sumner. The last piece of the puzzle is the job. Evie isnt privy to Mr. Smiths real identity, but she knows this job will be different. Ryan has gotten under her skin, and shes starting to envision a different sort of life for herself. But Evie cant make any mistakes--especially after what happened last time. Because the one thing shes worked her entire life to keep clean, the one identity she could always go back toher real identityjust walked right into this town. Evie Porter must stay one step ahead of her past while making sure theres 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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“You can tell a lot about a person by the way they act when they are left waiting too long…”

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Mshookquilts
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Omg, you are going to like First Lie Wins. A little slow in the beginning and then it picks up speed with lots of spin. Pay attention to catch the clues. Loved it and can‘t say more without giving it away. 5⭐️

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TamTracy
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I‘ve never read a book quite like this. Very unique premise and very engaging book. It was very twisty and lots of characters/aliases so at times I had to pay close attention to who was who and what was going on but I was invested and loved it. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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This gave me La Femme Nikita vibes, had some twists a good summer read
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Daily
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This book follows the story of a devious protagonist who becomes caught in a series of lies and deceit. The plot twist kept me engaged and waiting for what would happen next. Ashley writing is smart and mysterious, making the storyline surprising and eventful......
Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/6535847423

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Roary47
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4✨This was a book club pick not on my radar, but so glad it was picked. We have our main character who pretends to be a bunch of different people under an alias for her boss Mr. Smith. When a lady that looks very similar to her using her actual name she sees major red flags! The chapters are well titled so you know when and who she is in each chapter. That is a struggle point for me with all the alias‘ and time jumping. Necessary for the story.

Roary47 Note I finished this yesterday (when you see it in my June rap up) 😅 2w
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Littlewolf1
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4.8 ⭐️ I enjoyed it… But I expected more. Though it did throw me off because my chapter 5 I really thought I had it and I did not.

Roary47 Yeah, I was thinking that route too. 🤯 Mr. Smith was who now! 🙊 2w
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TheAromaofBooks
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Thanks so much for having a spontaneous #Two4Tuesday #TuesdayGiveaway @TheSpineView !!!

I'd be tickled to receive any of the books my to-read list, but lately I've kind of been in a thriller mood, so I'd love to read the tagged book soon!!

TheSpineView Good luck 🤞 2w
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PospyK
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I really enjoyed this - wasn‘t what I expected though. A lot about relationships and enjoyed the development of the main character and her back story.

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OriginalCyn620
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I did not want to put this one down! It‘s a wild ride and if you like con artist stories, I highly recommend this one!

#bookspinbingo - free space

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I've enjoyed some of this author's other books, so I'll have to find this one! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my list! 1mo
OriginalCyn620 @andrew65 forgot to tag you for the #20in4 readathon! 🤪 1mo
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AvidReader25
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This twisty read was so much fun! A con woman finds herself in a tricky spot and the plot flashes back & forth with other identities and jobs she's taken over the years. A smart protagonist, tons of surprises, and kept me interested the whole time. It was fun to read and just what I wanted. I cared what happened to Lucca and Ryan. Thrillers often keep me interested in the plot, but not the characters, so I appreciated that.

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Lesliereadsalot
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This one‘s a page turner! Our narrator, Evie, is caught between her past and her future, doing jobs for a “Mr. Smith” while trying to stay alive herself. If she‘s going to get through this, she‘ll have to figure out his identity and work out a plan to come out on top. I was rooting for her every step of the way and you will too.

AmyG This was a fun read. I loved the twists. 2mo
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DestinyMorna
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Wow! This was a great read. A fast paced thriller about Evie who is pretending to be someone she isn‘t. There are twists and surprises galore which made this so fun to read! 5 stars! #FirstLieWins #BOTM

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MallenNC
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This finally came in for me at the library, and by then I had almost forgotten what I had heard about it. I thought I was a really fun read, especially if you like stories about con artists. There were some interesting twists but what I liked the most was how the MC became a new person for her assignments. Like a lot of Reese‘s picks, I think this would be a fun TV show.

OriginalCyn620 I really need to move this one up to the top of my TBR! 2mo
MallenNC @OriginalCyn620 It was a really quick read! 2mo
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candc320
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I never could have guessed where this story was going! I didn‘t read the synopsis before starting so I had no idea what to expect. There definitely were a lot of twists, almost too many as it was sometimes hard to keep track as an audiobook (that can happen when characters have multiple names throughout the story 😆). I fun cat-and-mouse mystery! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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lil1inblue
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This one looks interesting!
#springskies #lieintitle

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Eggs
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“You can tell a lot about a person by the way they act when they are left waiting too long.”

#LieInTitle

#SpringSkies

@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my tbr!! 3mo
lil1inblue #greatminds I picked the same one - I haven't read it, but it looked interesting. 😃 3mo
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AmyG
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Fun book FILLED with twists and turns. A quick, easy read.

#ReadYourKindle @CBee

Lesliereadsalot Got this one stacked if I ever finish the 3 Body Problem trilogy! 3mo
CBee Woot! 3mo
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Lizwarnerpdx
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I loved this book. It let me guessing. And a story of ‘imposters‘ is always so interesting. This was done really well I thought.

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intothehallofbooks
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I took an early lunch break in my car so I could finish this one ASAP because I‘ve enjoyed it so much. I flew thru it. The short chapters made for great pacing and I loved the flashbacks. I loved Evie‘s POV: her lying and thievery was a blast to read. Huge shoutout to her sidekick Devon, who was my favorite character. Lots of fun twists. I see why it was hyped so much when it came out, although that hype is what made me wait so long to read it.

intothehallofbooks I‘d like to thank PRH and Pamela Dorman Books for sending me a digital copy to read and review thru NetGalley. This was a blast! 3mo
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intothehallofbooks
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Two-thirds thru. I‘ve inhaled this one. Really enjoying it!

AmyG I‘m reading this now. What a wild ride! 3mo
intothehallofbooks @AmyG I finished it on my lunch break today. Such a fun read! I loved it. 3mo
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janeycanuck
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Why do bad things happen to good people?

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Zuhkeeyah
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A twisty game of cat-and-mouse where you‘re not always sure who is doing the hunting.

This was a very fun read. I plan to check out more books by this author.

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Melismatic
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Another successful in person Book Club meetup, discussing the tagged book! Scored a swap that I know so many on Litsy are raving about, as well as two used bookstore finds for under $10. 📚💖💪🏻

KadaGul I love going to book 📖club meetings in person! As someone who works remotely, I think 🤔 I appreciate 🙏them even more. There's just something special 🥰about being able to connect with others face-to-face and share our thoughts 💭and ideas 💡 about a great book 📖 3mo
Melismatic @KadaGul it‘s so true!! Such a great way to make more friends, too 💖 3mo
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Melismatic
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Book Club pick finished! I found this one pretty clunky - rather than building a compelling mystery, so much is just held back til the last few pages like a giant gotcha. Also the MC? What the heck you doin‘, girl? So many elements took me right out of it. Still hoping it‘ll lead to a rousing discussion on Sunday, tho. 🤷🏻‍♀️🤣🫣

Photo is adorable Hello Kitty mochi a coworker brought back from his Japan vacay! 💖

tpixie Glad you got a cute hello kitty 🐱 out of the deal!! 3mo
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darklydreaming
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Dangerous…😂❤️

Suet624 As I contemplate my shelves and boxes of books to be read, I need to remind myself of this statement. I tend to feel guilt that I just keep buying more books. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3mo
darklydreaming @Suet624 yes! 🙌🏼 3mo
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darklydreaming
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🌸 Paperback (my current read is hardcover and it‘s bugging me!!)
🌸 Fiction (I do like a non-fiction every now and then)
🌸 Historical
🌸 Recent release
🌸 Coffee (specifically French Vanilla flavoured!)
🌸 Physical
🌸 Print

#wondrouswednesday
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darklydreaming
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40 pages in and already locked in! #bookclubread

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Librarybelle
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While I wished this one had a bit more thriller aspects, I did enjoy the view of a con from the con artist‘s perspective. #IgnoranceIsBliss when the female MC is on the case, hiding her true intentions from her marks. There were a couple of twists that I did suspect and others I did not. Overall, a quick, fun read. #BBRC #Adult

LibrarianRyan Nice. I know lots of people who have liked this book. 3mo
Librarybelle @LibrarianRyan It was a good distraction read. 3mo
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Arvena
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Gripping, twisty and entertaining. Brilliant storytelling. Clever and scheming characters. Well worth a read or listen!

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BookMaven9
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ This was a fun, twisty little cat and mouse thriller. Sometimes you just need to do one of these to lighten the mood.

There are twists and turns and alot of likeable characters in this thst you root for. Although it‘s a bit far watched in places, doesn‘t make it any less fun.

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Hillea2
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I spent most of the book trying to decide if Evie was a protagonist or antagonist and the twists and turns throughout kept me engaged and not wanting to put it down. What a rollercoaster but so fun (and not scary for me because I‘m a baby)!

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MysticFaerie
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4.5⭐️/5⭐️

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Read4life
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Overall, an entertaining listen. It had a good pace and I listened to it in one day.

LiteraryinLawrence One day? That‘s awesome! 4mo
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kimmypete1
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What a thriller!!!

BookKenz I loved this one! 4mo
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Nessavamusic
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This was fine, I did like the concept, but the characters felt a little flat. 3⭐️

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Kristy_K
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Soft pick.

I felt it read a little more like YA even though all characters were adults (Evie presented young). I‘ve read a few other books with similar twists so I knew what was coming although I wasn‘t sure how exactly it would play out. Overall it was still an enjoyable, quick read.

⭐️⭐️⭐️

#botm

Melismatic This is my book clubs pick for our meeting next month. 🕵🏻‍♀️💜 4mo
Kristy_K @Melismatic I hope you enjoy it! 4mo
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Kappadeemom
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Halfway through this one and it is so good! #reesebookclubpick

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BookKenz
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I read 8 books in February. My favorite book (and only 5 star) of the month was First Lie Wins. ❤️

My biggest disappointment was The Perfect Girlfriend. I love the crazy, obsessive stalker trope but this one just seemed too long and drawn out. After it was over, I didn't understand the point of the story anymore. 🙃

#wrapup #februarywrapup

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angel1
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5
First, I love when I read a book and it names places I not only know but have a connection to..my hubby graduated from Clemson University and it‘s only 15 minutes from my hometown so we go there a lot. Secondly, this book gets mixed reviews but as you can tell by my rating I absolutely loved this cat and mouse thriller!!👍🏼

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LazyLibrary
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I really enjoyed this one! Thrillers can tend to become repetitive, but I enjoyed the cat and mouse aspect of this one. I certainly didn‘t know who to trust! But not embarrassed to admit I didn‘t quite understand the very ending 😅 I think I get it, but whatever! I recommend!

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MizzGraham
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💙💛❤️🩷💜🖤💚🩶

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cariashley
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I found this to be very entertaining, once I suspended my disbelief and stopping quibbling with plot inconsistencies. It was good, page turning fun. Can‘t wait for the inevitable screen adaptation. #botm

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Hooked_on_books
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This is a wholly entertaining but largely forgettable thriller that I can already barely remember despite listening to it today. I was all in during the listen, though, which is what I was looking for, it‘s definitely cinematic so it fits as a Reese pick.

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MizzGraham
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Woohoo! New weekend, new book! 📚 Let‘s goooo! 🤓

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My usual thriller reads have angry partners and the mess they‘ve created. This one is on such a larger scale and gave me spy-thriller vibes (but much better). It all starts with a lie and you gotta hang on for the ride to see what‘s the truth!

Elizabeth2 Looking forward to reading this one. I tried to find it at my library but there‘s a wait. 5mo
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suvata
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This book is a good fit for those seeking a thrilling and mysterious tale of self-discovery, where a young woman must navigate a complex web of lies and secrets to find her true identity.

Everything she is about to tell them is a lie...

Evie Porter has everything a girl could want: a doting boyfriend, a house with a picket fence, a fun group of friends.

The only catch: Evie Porter doesn't exist.

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Tiffiney
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My favorite read so far this year! Full of twists and surprises ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

BarbaraBB Great photo 🥰 5mo
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