First Born by Will Dean @willrdean @HodderBooks

Book Description:

THE LAST THING A TWIN EXPECTS IS TO BE ALONE …

*** From the acclaimed author of THE LAST THING TO BURN comes a new thriller about identity, rivalry and deceit. ***

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.

My Thoughts:

I’m a fan of the author’s Tuva Moodyson series so have been excited to read one of his standalones as I’ve heard nothing but great things about them and have to say it is all deserved.

There are a few thrillers that involve storylines around twins but hands down this is the best one I have read and I have read a few now! Molly on learning of her twin sister’s death, flies to New York to be with her parents. Whilst Molly and Katie maybe identical when it comes to looks, they are very different in personalities. On meeting Molly you can see she is a bit of an oddball. She over thinks everything and basically does a risk assessment on things that most of us wouldn’t even think about!

As the story goes along, I thought I had an idea of where the author was going with it and had a couple of suspects in my head as to who could be behind Katie’s death. All I can say is, WOW! I was so not expecting the twists and turns that this story takes with one particular twist completely taking my breath away and I had to go back and reread it so I could savour it again.

First Born is an incredibly engrossing book that I don’t think anyone could have prised it out of my hands whilst reading it as it was that good. It vast became addictive the more we learn about Katie’s life in New York as well as the reader getting to understand how Molly’s brain works. The storyline was completely brilliant and the twists blew me away. A highly addictive and twisted read!

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