Check out my book review of FIRST BORN by Will Dean @willrdean @HodderBooks  @JennyPlatt90 #bookreview #booktour #booktwitter

I was gifted a copy of First Born in exchange for an honest review as part of the virtual book tour. 

When quiet and anxious Molly learns of her twin’s death. She is pushed from her comfort zone and has to fly to the States to be with her parents. When she arrives there she realises there is so much she has to learn about her twin Katie’s life. 

This was my first experience with Will Dean’s writing. I have heard so much about it and I have seen Will at many events and festivals. So I was extremely excited to dive in.

The writing is simplistic and fast-paced. I read First Born in one afternoon. At first, it seemed very gentle in nature. But then the talent I have heard about kicked in and the whole book shifted up a gear. 

I loved Molly’s experience of the city and I really felt I was there with her. My heart was racing so fast at times, I had to remind myself that I was safe and cosy. The twists and turns are plentiful but for me personally, perhaps there was just one too many. 

I really enjoyed meeting the people who were in Katie’s life. With the thought of “did, they kill her?’ lingering over every conversation. It really makes it interesting.

I can definitely confirm that the hype is valid and I will read more from Will Dean in the future. 

Engaging with twists and turns aplenty.

First Born by Will Dean 


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.

Delivering the same intensity of pace and storytelling that made THE LAST THING TO BURN a word-of-mouth sensation, FIRST BORN will surprise, shock and enthral.

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