Digital Reads Reviews

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Many thanks to Alex Layt publisher Orion for my spot on this Blog Tour.

A chilling premise which pulled me in and compelled me to read the book. The author A. J. Park made the first few pages come alive.

Paul, a new circuit Judge, found his wife with blood on her and dead man in the bathroom. What was he to do? He didn’t think, just acted. That was The First Lie which dismembered their lives.

My first experience with this author was quite a ride with some unbelievable characters. It soon became an adventure with raised body count. The characters sure didn’t use their brains in their decisions. And I read on, hoping they would.

Told in multiple POVs from the main characters and cops, I was given the entire investigation in detail. The story line meandered at times, but the characters soon brought it in line. Emotions were built up as the pages turned.

Overall, it was an interesting read with rash decisions taken in fear and far fetched plot lines written in fun, though I did find myself rolling my eyes at their antics

I received a ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

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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 bedroom, 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…?

16 Responses

  1. You had dug out a really interesting book, Shalini! Thank you for this very intriguing review.. Getting the entire investigation in detail is terrible. Always want ti feel like an investigator. ;-.) Enjoy your weekend, and the sun rays. Michael

      1. ❤️ Thank you too, Shalini! Yesterday i saw a documentation about Mumbai, guided by the famous actor, businessman and producer Shah Rukh Khan. In parts, on the older sites the town is looking very amazing. Love it. 😉 Dont be angry with me, but Bollywood stories definitely seem not to be my genre. Lol Best wishes, Michael

        1. Hahaha hahaha not many would like bollywood. I have grown up on it. My name was also from a movie of my father’s fav heroine. Haha I haven’t seen this documentary yet

  2. Nice review, Shalini! I was on a release tour for this one when it first published last year and wanted to read it but it wasn’t available in the US at the time. Oh, well. 😀

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