Monday 4 July 2022

Review - First Born by Will Dean

First Born by Will Dean
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Release date: 14 April 2022
Back cover blurb: Molly lives a quiet, contained life in London. Naturally risk averse, she gains comfort from security and structure. Every day the same. Her identical twin Katie is her exact opposite: gregarious and spontaneous. They used to be inseparable, until Katie moved to New York a year ago. Molly still speaks to her daily without fail. But when Molly learns that Katie has died suddenly in New York, she is thrown into unfamiliar territory. Katie is part of her DNA. As terrifying as it is, she must go there and find out what happened. As she tracks her twin's last movements, cracks begin to emerge. Nothing is what it seems. And a web of deceit is closing around her. Delivering the same intensity of pace and storytelling that made THE LAST THING TO BURN a word-of-mouth sensation, FIRST BORN will surprise, shock and enthral.

Molly lives a quiet life in London. She is extremely risk adverse and the total opposite of her twin sister Katie who lives in New York.

When Katie (or KT as she is known to Molly) is found dead in her apartment, Molly must face one of her worst fears and board an airplane to fly to New York.

There is no question about her journey, despite her fears. She MUST know what happened to her sister, and will stop at nothing to find out.

When she arrives in New York, some of KT's friends are understandably unnerved by Molly's appearance. For them it's like seeing a ghost. Molly needs to get to know each and every one of KT's friends, lecturers and causal acquaintances, as she tries to find out the truth.

The Police seem to be doing a lousy job, so Molly turns detective on her own.

New York may be the city that never sleeps, but Molly soon becomes like a native New Yorker, something that leaves her parents desperately worried about her, they just want Molly to leave the police to do their job.

But for Molly that just won't do, even if she is putting her own life in danger. I can't say too much more, but even the most prolific reader may find a few surprises in this novel!

First Born is a real page turner of a novel, and I'm intrigued to read Will Dean's next.

First Born is available now via Amazon online and all good book shops.

Thank You to the publishers who approved my request via netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

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