First Lie Wins - Ashley Elston

First Lie Wins

By Ashley Elston

  • Release Date: 2024-01-02
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 2,398 Ratings)



“This fast-paced read has everything you could want in a thriller: secret identities, a mysterious boss and a cat & mouse game that kept me guessing the whole way through.”—Reese Witherspoon

Evie Porter has everything a nice, Southern girl could want: a perfect, doting boyfriend, a house with a white picket fence and a garden, a fancy group of friends. The only catch: Evie Porter doesn’t exist.

The identity comes first: Evie Porter. Once she’s given a name and location by her mysterious boss Mr. Smith, she learns everything there is to know about the town and the people in it. Then the mark: Ryan Sumner. The last piece of the puzzle is the job.

Evie isn’t privy to Mr. Smith’s real identity, but she knows this job will be different. Ryan has gotten under her skin, and she’s starting to envision a different sort of life for herself. But Evie can’t make any mistakes--especially after what happened last time.

Because the one thing she’s worked her entire life to keep clean, the one identity she could always go back to—her real identity—just walked right into this town. Evie Porter must stay one step ahead of her past while making sure there’s still a future in front of her. The stakes couldn't be higher--but then, Evie has always liked a challenge...


  • Excellent

    By rtlcpa
    This was an excellent book. It was gripping and the story was original.
  • Excellent ending!

    By A. Snatchez
    Sometimes difficult to follow the back and forth story line, tying all of the links together. But mind blowing at the end!
  • Fun for sure

    By Retired Dave 2023
    Lot’s of twists and turns! Great fun to read!
  • Soo Good!

    By TrinaDeboree
    I loved this book. The story was very twisty, and I had a hard time pitting the book down at night. So good.
  • First Lie Wins

    By FDC5853
    Loved the story line. Kept my attention the entire time!
  • Couldn’t put this down

    By NatGia7
    Amazing suspenseful
  • Nothing to write home about

    By CatTom31
    It was ok, but didn’t live up to the hype. From what all the social media book clubs were saying I didn’t think I would be able to put it down. I was a decent read. It’s a good story, just thought it dragged on a little too much.
  • Great fast read!

    By novelnoodle
    I couldn’t put this book down. Great, fun read!
  • Slow start for me

    By Turtle4396
    Took me awhile to get into this one but turned out great. Love!
  • First Lie Wins is a winner.

    By Tom Scotti
    A fast read. Exciting. Suspenseful. Finished in 3 days. First time reading the author. Thank you to the author.