A husband and wife cover up a murder. But the lie eats away at the fabric of their relationship and things unravel till they can't trust anyone - even each other... for fans of The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena, Lies by TM Logan and My Husband's Wife by Jane Corry.
We've all had sleepless nights thinking about it.
You're home alone. Someone breaks in.
In defending yourself, you end up killing the intruder.
Now you're the one the police want.
That is the situation that criminal barrister Paul Reeve arrives home to find.
His wife Alice stands in the bathroom, clutching a bloodied letter opener in her shaking hand.
"What have you done, Alice?"
"I didn't have a choice..."
We would all believe the person we love most.
But would we all make the same choice Paul and Alice make next...?
This is a real page turner. I finished it in one go!
The First Lie has everything I want in a thriller. Riveting, fast-paced, and full of twists and unforgettable characters, and that one rare quality: I absolutely could not put it down
A great thriller that will keep you turning the pages late into the night. A story that will continuously make you question what you would do in the same position. Great read!
Where nothing is as it seems, The First Lie is twisty, layered and compelling. A genuine page-turner, A.J. Park has a big future in British crime fiction
What a fantastic read it was! It's a superbly gripping and brilliantly twisty tale