Friday, July 8, 2022

First Born by Will Dean

New York, London, twins, a murder, and many questions.

Molly and Katie Raven were identical twins but couldn't be more different. 

They lived on two different sides of the ocean and had two very different personalities.

Molly was paranoid and an introvert, and Katie was outgoing and not afraid to do anything.

When Molly gets the call from her parents who are visiting Katie in New York that her sister is dead, her life falls apart. 

Along with being paranoid and an introvert, Molly is deathly afraid of everything, worries about everything, and is especially afraid of flying.

How can she fly to New York when she hates flying and knows nothing about the city except what Katie told her?  She has to go, though.  Her parents need her.

We follow the investigation and learn of financial problems Molly's parents have.

Will that have an impact on the investigation, and will the NYC police continue with their investigation once the Ravens go back to London?

Molly isn’t sure they will and wants to remain in NYC to investigate too, but she does more than investigate.

FIRST BORN is twisty, so good, and a read you won’t be able to put down.

There is an undertone of mistrust with each character, and that includes Katie's parents and her sister, Molly. 

There was a zinger at the end of one of the chapters that will have you saying what and have you rethinking who you think killed Katie.

You will keep changing your mind about who the murderer is.

A very clever story line with some bizarre and unbelievable happenings but a story line that will keep you turning the pages.

The ending is another surprise. 5/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review.


  1. My first book by this author.

    Very good….have you read it or do you have plans to read it?

  2. Great review..
    I'm looking forward to this one very soon.

    1. Thanks, Linda.

      It is good....I know you will enjoy it.

  3. I'm reading this now, only 70-something pages in and have read mixed reviews. Wonder how I will feel.....

    1. Yes....many mixed reviews.

      A friend hated it.

      Let me know your thoughts, fredamans.

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    1. It was pretty good.

      Enjoy if you read it, Laurel.