First Born (Hardback)
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First Born (Hardback)

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Hardback 384 Pages
Published: 14/04/2022
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Waterstones Says

The bestselling author of the Tuva Moodyson mysteries delivers a taut, ruthlessly dark and faultlessly plotted thriller of a young woman who travels to New York to find out the truth about her identical twin’s sudden death.

From the acclaimed author of The Last Thing to Burn comes a new thriller about identity, rivalry and deceit.

The last thing a twin expects is to be alone...

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.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781529307146
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 580 g
Dimensions: 238 x 158 x 40 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Will Dean writes a mean thriller, with a keen ear for what scares us. The streets of New York shine off the page, and the action rarely lets up. Highly recommended - Sarah Hilary

This thriller promises to be unforgettable - The Sun, Books for 2022 preview

Original, imaginative, thrilling! - Marian Keyes

This taut, twisted thriller kept me guessing until the very last page. Clever, compelling and utterly thrilling - Lisa Jewell

Tiptoes into Highsmith territory here. Pacy, exhilarating and jaw-dropping, it's a meditation on identity and loneliness as well as a bloody good pageturner. New York buffets the characters about its ruthless streets, just as the reader is propelled from one twist to the next - Erin Kelly

Will Dean manages to accomplish the rare blend of excellent writing and intriguing, ingenious plotting - Liz Nugent

Taut, suspenseful, chilling and surprising - Gilly Macmillan

Equal parts murder mystery and psychological thriller, Will Dean dazzles with FIRST BORN. A tense, taut plot that blows through unexpected twists and turns, you won't be able to look away until the final, shattering page - Julie Clark

Great pace, great twists, a perfect psychological thriller - B.A. Paris

A clever and sophisticated construction . . . A jolly good read - SHOTS

Rather special short, sharp shocker - Sunday Times Crime Club, Star Pick

one of the most twisty-turny and, ultimately, satisfying stories of the year - On Magazine

Powerful . . . Dean takes on issues of personal identity and familial responsibility - The Financial Times

Dean has plenty of surprises for the unwary reader - The Observer

The storyline is truly original, with one of those brilliant endings only a great thriller writer can dream up - The Press Association

Spine-chilling - Irish Independent

The talented Mr Ripley would have enjoyed every moment of its tortuous plot. There is no higher praise - Daily Mail

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“Another winner from Will dean”

The story of twins Molly and Katie. Both twins are opposites in that one is very gregarious and the other quiet and almost reclusive. One moves to New York and what follows is a chilling meditation and identity and... More

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“Superb suspense thriller - Sisters. Soulmates. Strangers....”

First Born certainly doesn't lack punches. From page one you are tipped straight into the action. Following Molly Raven as she discovers that her best friend, her soulmate, her twin sister is dead - found... More

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“Can assumptions about twins be dangerous..?”

I am sort of a twin. And by 'sort of' I mean not a twin at all.

But I have an older brother who is ten months older than me, and I was born with hours to spare before I would have been in the school year... More

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