Ashley Elston | Paperback | January 2024
You'll have your heart in your mouth with this stylish cat-and-mouse thriller that will keep you guessing till the last page.
You meet a stranger at a party. She looks like you, sounds like you. Even has your name...
'This has everything you could want in a thriller... I did NOT expect that ending' REESE WITHERSPOON
'Twisty and exhilarating' THE SUNDAY TIMES
'The best cat and mouse suspense I've read. I'm still breathless' LISA GARDNER
'Strikingly ingenious' DAILY MAIL
'Unexpected and pacy. A brilliant central character' HARRIET TYCE
'An absolute CRACKER of a book' RACHEL ABBOTT
* THE SUNDAY TIMES THRILLER OF THE MONTH *
* THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *
* REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK 2O24 *
* SOON TO BE A MAJOR TV SERIES *
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.
First comes the identity. Once she's given a name and location by her employer, 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. For Evie, this job feels different. Ryan has gotten under her skin and she's started to picture another kind of life for herself - one where her boss doesn't pull the strings. But Evie can't make any mistakes. 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. A woman, who looks just like her, has stolen her name - and she wants more. As Evie's past begins to catch up with her, can she stay one step ahead to save her future?
Ashley Elston is the author of several novels, including THE RULES FOR DISAPPEARING (a finalist in the Best Young Adult Novel category of the International Thriller Awards) and 10 BLIND DATES. Her work has been translated into 23 languages. Ashley lives in Louisiana with her husband and three sons. FIRST LIE WINS is her debut adult thriller.