The First Lie (Paperback)
The most gripping psychological thriller you'll read this year - perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell, Mark Edwards, Claire McGowan, TM Logan and KL Slater...
'This is a real page turner. I finished it in one go!' - MARTINA COLE
'A.J. Park is a master of suspense who knows how to keep readers hovering tensely over the edges of their seats' - SOPHIE HANNAH
A freak accident. An impossible choice. But what was...
THE FIRST LIE?
When Paul Reeve comes home to find his wife in the bathroom, bloodied and shaking, his survival instinct kicks in.
Alice never meant to kill the intruder. She was at home, alone, and terrified. She doesn't deserve to be blamed for it. Covering up the murder is their only option.
But the crime eats away at the couple and soon they can't trust anyone - even one another...
Praise for THE FIRST LIE:
'A great thriller that will keep you turning the pages well into the night' LUCA VESTE
'Twisty, layered and compelling. A genuine page-turner' MW CRAVEN
'Tightly plotted, well-drawn characters and an edge of your seat page-turner' CATHY KELLY
'Splendildy twisty, it keeps its secrets until the final pages' DAILY MAIL
About the Author
After studying literature, linguistics and Spanish at university, A.J. Park trained as an English teacher and actor. He has edited magazines, and taught English, Media Studies and Drama in secondary schools across England. He was also a competitive fencer for seven years.
Full of drama and suspense—My Weekly
Fast-moving, gripping, the ground shifting perpetually beneath your feet as you read... I read it in one sitting—Alex Marwood
A.J. Park is a master of suspense who knows how to keep readers hovering tensely over the edges of their seats—Sophie Hannah
A terrific debut—Alex Gray
A gripping read—The Sun
A great thriller that will keep you turning the pages late into the night. A story that will continuously make you question what you would do in the same position. Great read!—Luca Veste
Where nothing is as it seems, The First Lie is twisty, layered and compelling. A genuine page-turner, A.J. Park has a big future in British crime fiction—M.W. Craven
What an incredible thriller it is. So many twists and turns that I didn't see coming, and extremely engrossing—Susan Lewis
What a fantastic read it was! It's a superbly gripping and brilliantly twisty tale—Simon Lelic
Tightly plotted, well-drawn characters and an edge of your seat page-turner—Cathy Kelly
This is a real page turner. I finished it in one go!—Martina Cole
The First Lie has everything I want in a thriller. Riveting, fast-paced, and full of twists and unforgettable characters, and that one rare quality: I absolutely could not put it down.—Chris Mooney
Splendidly twisty, with a compelling inner momentum, it keeps its secrets until the final pages—Daily Mail
In this gripping debut, we see how one lie leads to another, leaving the couple to wonder who they can trust - if anyone—Woman's Weekly