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Reviewed by Tracy A. Fischer for Readers' Favorite
Wow! Just, wow! That's exactly what I thought when I finished reading The First Lie, which is Book One of the Selkie Moon Mystery Series by author Virginia King. This book gripped me from the very first page and kept me obsessively reading it all the way through to the last! Follow the story of Selkie Moon, a woman who has fled the clutches of an abusive husband and a controlling stepmother, uprooted her life from Sydney and moved to Hawaii, in the hopes of finding peace. But when mysterious and scary things begin to happen to her, even in her new environment, Selkie begins to wonder if she truly has made the right choice. The further Selkie goes in trying to find the truth, both of what is occurring now, and the truth of who she truly is, the more twisted and fascinating the tale becomes.
I loved The First Lie. Loved. It. How's that for a review? Well, it's how I really felt about this excellent start to what promises to be a fantastic new paranormal mystery series by author Virginia King. This story is unique and interesting, the characters, especially Selkie, are vividly drawn and relatable, and the story line is just fantastic. Any reader who enjoys mysteries, paranormal fiction, novels with a strong female protagonist, or just a great read of fiction in general will absolutely love this book. I am so pleased to highly recommend The First Lie and I am very much looking forward to reading more from author Virginia King as soon as I am able to!