The First to Lie by Hank Phillippi Ryan [Book Review]

Book Review

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Title: The First to Lie

Author: Hank Phillippi Ryan

Publisher: Forge Books

Publish Date: August 4, 2020

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Series: na

My Rating: 3/5

The First to Lie by Hank Phillippi Ryan


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.

The First to Lie by Hank Phillippi Ryan


A big pharmaceutical company has a drug that promises to help with fertility, but the side effects are horrific and kept secret from the public. An investigative reporter wants to expose them. A sales rep with the company has her own agenda.

The First to Lie is a story of lies and deception told using multiple points of view. The multiple POVs started off fine, but got more confusing as the story progressed. The plot was intricate and the characters were clever. In the end it was an entertaining thriller, but it took a while for me to get into this one.

I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Books by Hank Phillippi Ryan:
  1. Trust Me
  2. The Murder List
  3. The First to Lie
  4. Her Perfect Life

4 thoughts on “The First to Lie by Hank Phillippi Ryan [Book Review]

  1. This sounds interesting. I agree, sometimes multiple POVs can be confusing. I will definitely read this one rather than try to find an audiobook. Nice review Darinda.

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