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The First Lie by Virginia   King
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Selkie Moon finally left her domineering husband Andrew along with her father and controlling step-mother Stella to their lives in Sydney – she escaped to Hawaii with the hopes of freedom and the chance to make a life she could call her own. Finding a little share apartment with Wanda was a stroke of luck and when she began working, her offsider in the office was Derek Delaney; his friends always called him DD. Selkie found the friendships of DD and Wanda refreshing, but her past fears kept intruding – her terror of the ocean overwhelmed her; named after the seal people of Celtic folklore by her eccentric mother, she had almost drowned as a small child – her fear and nightmares never left her.

Slowly and unobtrusively Selkie felt unease and fear permeate her whole being – the nightmares took on a different meaning; and when she received a message warning of danger she at first ignored it. But Selkie was being drawn to something she didn’t want to face – her fear was multiplying; was she being manipulated once again? And who was trying to control her? Why was it happening again?

Selkie knew she had to face her fears; face her terror – her friends were by her side and were determined to protect her. But who could she trust? And was it protection or was death stalking her? The past appeared to be catching up with Selkie Moon…

I thoroughly enjoyed The First Lie by Aussie author Virginia King. Steeped in mystery, with elements of paranormal wound through the pages, it was a book I found hard to put down. Beautifully told, The First Lie is a very entertaining story from an imaginative author, and I can’t wait to read the second in the series, The Second Path. Highly recommended.

With thanks to the author for my copy to read and review.
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Reading Progress

April 28, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
April 28, 2015 – Shelved
April 28, 2015 – Shelved as: 2014-release
April 28, 2015 – Shelved as: aussie-authors
April 28, 2015 – Shelved as: gift-from-author
April 28, 2015 – Shelved as: mystery
April 29, 2015 – Shelved as: paranormal
June 20, 2015 – Started Reading
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June 21, 2015 – Shelved as: own-read
June 21, 2015 – Shelved as: read-on-kindle
June 21, 2015 – Shelved as: psychological-thriller
June 21, 2015 – Finished Reading
March 15, 2022 – Shelved as: first-in-a-series

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Christine on hiatus, see “About me” Wow, Brenda, great review! I don't know this author, but will give her a try.

Brenda Thanks Christine - a fabulous book! I'm going to be starting the second in the series very shortly... The Second Path:) Can't wait!

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Frances Sounds really good Brenda - just entered a GR giveaway for this book.

Brenda Good luck Frances! It's a great book (as is book 2!)

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