#BookReview of First Born by Will Dean @willrdean @HodderBooks #FirstBorn #WillDean #BookTour #ZooloosBookDiary

Posted April 20, 2022 by Zoé in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

#BookReview of First Born by Will Dean @willrdean @HodderBooks #FirstBorn #WillDean #BookTour #ZooloosBookDiaryFirst Born by Will Dean
Published by Hodder & Stoughton on April 14, 2022
Format: Audiobook, eARC, Paperback
Source: Bought, Net Galley, Publisher
Pages: 369
Also by this author: Red Snow, The Last Thing to Burn

*** 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 enthrall.

Another standalone by Will Dean and another twisty tale. This one is a tale of two halves. The initial story is a tale of grief and the investigation of Katie, or KT as she is known by Molly, her twin.

Then from chapter 23, oh my days the end of that chapter my jaw dropped at the casual drop of that line. After that, the book took a completely different turn and an unexpected turn! I have to say, I did guess the twist but it was still no less shocking to have it confirmed!

Will’s writing is always one that sucks you until the story and you find yourself lost in the words and it doesn’t let go until the very end! This book was clever, and it was so entertaining! I loved following Molly on her mission, and I was so absorbed when things went crazy! The way her brain worked, her mechanism for a day to day life and her go-bag, I was enthralled with it all.

To have a story about twins is always going to be an interesting story as there are so many places a story to go and boy did it go there and then some.

First Born is most definitely an unputdownable tale! It has all the elements you want and need in a psychological thriller, which is something extra. I wasn’t a complete fan of the characters but I think that is what made me love it more. You don’t have to love the characters, not here, you just need to follow the adventure and with that chilling ending, it just makes me glad I am not a twin!!!

Until next time xxx

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About Will Dean

WILL DEAN grew up in the East Midlands, living in nine different villages before
the age of eighteen. After studying at the LSE and working in London, he
settled in rural Sweden with his wife. He built a wooden house in a boggy
forest clearing at the centre of a vast elk forest, and it’s from this base that he
compulsively reads and writes.

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