“First Lie Wins” tops book lists, film to come to Hulu

Brace yourself for an enthralling ride into the world of deception and mystery as “First Lie Wins,” the latest suspense thriller by acclaimed Shreveport author Ashley Elston, is unveiled as the newest selection of Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club.

“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,” Witherspoon shared.

Garnering near instant acclaim, this gripping novel has rapidly climbed the ranks to become an Instant New York Times Bestseller. Elston has previously published six books in the young adult category, with “First Lie Wins” being her first adult fiction novel.

About “First Lie Wins”

The novel has an impressive 7,036 reviews as of this writing, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. It has also been chosen as part of the Reader’s Digest book club and was one of 10 books chosen by Amazon Books Editors for the “Best Books of January” list.

“First Lie Wins” introduces readers to the seemingly perfect life of Evie Porter, a Southern belle with all the trappings of an idyllic existence — except she doesn’t exist. With a perfect boyfriend, a charming house, and a picturesque garden, Evie’s life is meticulously crafted, but beneath the surface lies a web of secrets.

The narrative unfolds as Evie, working under the enigmatic Mr. Smith, takes on the role of creating false identities, with her latest assignment targeting Ryan Sumner. However, as Evie immerses herself in the charade, the line between fiction and reality blurs.

Film Rights for “First Lie Wins”

Krista Vernoff, the showrunner of “Grey’s Anatomy,” and actress-producer Octavia Spencer have secured the ABC Signature film rights to adapt “First Lie Wins” for Hulu, with Elston set to be one of the executive producers.

Elston weaves a tale of suspense, intricate plot twists, and an ever-escalating cat-and-mouse game that keeps readers on the edge of their seats. Evie’s struggle to stay ahead of her own past while envisioning a different future creates an exhilarating journey for readers.

“First Lie Wins” is now available at all major bookstores across the U.S. Don’t miss the opportunity to delve into the pages of this riveting thriller that has earned the acclaim of both readers and critics alike.

You can visit Elston’s website by clicking here.

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Paul Savage, Jr.

Paul Savage, Jr. is a graduate of Centenary College of Louisiana and is the owner, founder, & designer of Savage Creative Solutions. Savage Creative Solutions is a full-service, integrated marketing agency headquartered in Shreveport, LA with a growing national footprint across multiple industries. Savage is a local marketing and communication professional, entrepreneur, and accomplished author. His debut memoir, "Diary of A Testicular Cancer Survivor," has been featured on Amazon's best-seller list.

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