The First to Lie: A Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee
The Murder List: Anthony Award Winner for Best Novel of the Year!



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The First to Lie

Publishers Weekly Starred Review

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 her revenge.

An affluent daughter of privilege. A glamorous manipulative wannabe. A determined reporter, in too deep. A grieving widow who must 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?

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About Hank

HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN is the on-air investigative reporter for Boston’s WHDH-TV, winning 36 EMMYs and dozens more journalism honors. Nationally bestselling author of 12 thrillers, Ryan’s also an award-winner in her second profession—with five Agathas, three Anthonys, the Daphne, and the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award. Critics call her “a master of suspense.” Hank’s newest book is The Murder List: a USA Today Bestseller and an Agatha and Mary Higgins Clark Award nominee. The Library Journal starred review says, “Masterly plotted—a twisted ending—a riveting, character-driven story.” Coming Aug. 4: Hank’s standalone psychological suspense The First to Lie.

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