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First Born by Will Dean

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first born
I loved it
5/5

Publication Date: July 2022

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Blurb

Sisters. Soulmates. Strangers.

Molly Raven lives a quiet, structured life in London, finding comfort in security and routine.

Her identical twin Katie, living in New York, is the exact opposite: outgoing, spontaneous, and adventurous.

But when Molly hears that Katie has died, possibly murdered, she is thrown into unfamiliar territory.

As terrifying as it is, she knows she must travel across the ocean and find out what happened.

But as she tracks her twin’s final movements, cracks begin to emerge, and she slowly realizes her sister was not who she thought she was and there’s a dangerous web of deceit surrounding the two of them.

My Review

What was it all about

First Born by author Will Dean was a thrilling dark suspense that explored the mind of the surviving twin when the other was gone. 

Katie was murdered in New York.

Molly in London, who was risk adverse and whose mind always planned escape routes, had to travel across the ocean to lands unfamiliar to smoke out the murderer. 

How it made me feel - The Good

OMG this book shook me at the core with its wicked plotting, where the author kept plunging to the valleys of the unknown, just when I thought I knew it all. 

The roads paved in this book seemed to be safe until the wicked mind pushed down the cliff, without a safety net. With an evil pace, marking my footsteps, the dark thrill blew me away. 

After the first twist, I picked up my jaw off the floor and read on. I thought I understood where the book was going, when the final twist left me flabbergasted.

The writing was succinct, with distinctive characters and perfect plotting, where the words compelled me to read them at one go. I couldn’t bear to let go of my kindle until I reached the last page. 

The story was that addictive because it was that deceptive.

The Bad

Nothing much as the shocks just shut down my brain, and I simply couldn’t analyze anything. 

The Conclusion

How dark was this thriller that it guided me down paths smooth, comforting me, all the while when it was planning to push me. The brilliance of the plot line was astounding. A must-read

I was invited to downloaded the digital version of the book from Edelweiss, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.

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