Renee Conoulty: The First Lie by Virginia King


Thursday, 14 July 2016

The First Lie by Virginia King

paranormal mystery
“A dizzying array of events, mysteries, supernatural intrigue, and action!” – Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Reviews

Someone is trying to kill you.

When Selkie Moon flees Sydney to start over in Hawaii it's to live life on her own terms. But Life has other plans.

Though she tries to dismiss the warning as just another nightmare, it soon becomes apparent that someone, or some /thing/, is stalking her. Attacked by frightening visions and mysterious compulsions, she must piece together the fragmented clues before time runs out.

Virginia King effortlessly blends funky creativity and deep spirituality – with a dash of Celtic folklore – to craft a story of one woman’s fight for truth, and her discovery that the lies we tell ourselves are the most dangerous of all.

Hey! Here's my review.

A completely engaging read that I devoured in two days. 

 The First Lie is described as a paranormal mystery, but it is so much more. It's a journey of self-discovery entwining folklore with friendships, spirituality with suspense, art with abusive relationships, deceit with denial and romance with ran-out-of-alliterations.  It's funny and spooky and kept my turning the pages.

I liked Selkie. She was quirky (though she would have hated me calling her that) and surrounded by a cast of interesting characters. 

I listened to the audiobook, which I received free in exchange for an honest review. The narrator was fantastic and well suited to the book. She spoke clearly with an international accent that was easy to listen to. She brought each of the characters to life with authentic accents from around the world.  I found her pace perfect and didn't need to speed up the audio. 


  • Where: Author Invitation
  • Format: audiobook

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