First Born


Molly and her twin Katie (KT) might be identical, but they couldn’t be more opposite. Katie is outgoing and friendly. Molly on the other hand is consumed with anxieties and introvert. When Katie is murdered in her New York City apartment, Molly has to overcome her fears to fly from London to be with her family in NYC. Once in New York, Molly is set on helping the police find out who murdered her sister but the closer she gets to Katie’s friends the more she finds she never truly knew her sister.

Gah, I’m super torn on this review and I don’t want to get into too much detail as you should go into this blind. But on one hand it’s a trip and there were at least two twists I didn’t see coming. On the other hand the first half of the book drags, none of the characters are likable, and you definitely need to suspend belief for the climaxes. However, it is entertaining and fast paced so it would make a good summer thriller. A solid 3.5 rounded up to 4 star read for me, with all the characters being so shady, I couldn’t connect with any of them, which is why it didn’t rank higher for me.


First Born comes out July 5, 2022! Huge thank you to Atria for my advanced copy in exchange for my honest opinion.  If you liked this review please let me know either by commenting below or by visiting my instagram @speakingof_books.


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