Time for the third book today from the Book Club Gold promotion – and I’m delighted to see that it’s The First Lie by Virginia King. I’m sure no-one will mind if I add a little note of my own to this one – I’ve read this book and loved it, and you can read my review here.
A warning in a dream. A face in the mirror. A race against time. Selkie Moon is a woman on the run. In a mad dash for freedom she’s escaped her abusive husband to start over in Hawaii. But her refuge begins to unravel and she’s running from something else entirely. A voice in a dream says: Someone is trying to kill you. Not that Selkie’s psychic, no way. But the threats escalate until she’s locked in a game of cat and mouse with a mysterious stalker. The mystery becomes so bizarre and terrifying that Selkie’s instinct is to keep running. But is she running from her past or her future? And can she piece together the fragmented clues before time runs out?
From the author
I don’t plan my books. I’m what’s called a ‘pantser’ and I adore it. The First Lie started as one sentence and it took years to discover the mystery I was writing but what a joy the process was. I let the writing be my thinking and when something pops into my head it goes straight into the manuscript, no matter how crazy, where it niggles away until I know why it’s there. It means my mysteries are a mystery to me and the process makes them deep and unpredictable. I also keep a notebook by my bed because my sleeping mind makes connections between all those niggling elements. Every morning I’m scribbling ideas and every writing session is a surprise. It’s why one reviewer has said of The First Lie: ‘a standout in a genre overloaded with predictable routines and staid characters.’
For a free copy of The First Lie – and of any of the other books in the promotion – just click on any image in this post. And just a reminder of the full link: http://www.deborahswift.com/instafreebie/. I’ll be back at 3pm with the last of the twelve books available.