First Lie Wins - Ashley Elston

First Lie Wins

By Ashley Elston

  • Release Date: 2024-01-02
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4.5
From 2,710 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...


  • Worth every minute

    By Wineldr
    What an amazing story. Easily believed. So many twists. Retrospects are well placed. Well done!!
  • Incredible twists and non stop excitement

    By bethann8615
    This book is so much fun to read. Suspenseful and keeps you guessing. About a woman named Lucca,Regina, and Evie. A woman who works for a mysterious man to retrieve information on the victims so her boss has something to hold over someone’s head in the future. And she likes her latest job and dreams about being a real family, not one she was to leave. But her boss is always pushing her to get her work done or there could be deadly consequences(sometimes there are). 5 stars wow what a great read!
  • Thanks Ashley

    By kkspencex
    Such an amazing book 😇🥰
  • Awesome read!

    By amyparker16
    Loved this book! I could t put it down. Super easy read and the plot was suspenseful til the end!
  • An Amazing Adventure

    By Xavier Crutcher
    I have never finished a novel and I am grateful for this book to be my first one!
  • 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!