Book Review: First Born by Will Dean

Book Review: First Born by Will Dean

I received a free copy of First Born form the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


Sisters. Soulmates. Strangers.

Molly Raven lives a quiet, structured life in London, finding comfort in security and routine. Her identical twin Katie, living in New York, is the exact opposite: outgoing, spontaneous, and adventurous.

But when Molly hears that Katie has died, possibly murdered, she is thrown into unfamiliar territory. As terrifying as it is, she knows she must travel across the ocean and find out what happened. But as she tracks her twin’s final movements, cracks begin to emerge, and she slowly realizes her sister was not who she thought she was and there’s a dangerous web of deceit surrounding the two of them.

My Review:

What a fun ride! First Born was a very fast paced thriller that kept me entertained from first to last page! I already knew going into this one that I like Will Dean’s writing, which makes it extra satisfying to continue enjoying his work! I have read half of his Tuva Moodyson series, and now both of his stand alone thrillers, and the talent this author has is evident. His crime fiction series feels very different from his stand alone thrillers, which I think is very impressive. It shows just how dynamic Dean’s stories can be. If you like crime fiction, check out Dark Pines!

First Born tells the story of twin sisters, one of whom mysteriously turns up dead. The surviving sister does all that she can to find out what happened to her departed twin, and all the loose threads she chases made for a hard to put down book! The pacing was absolutely perfect, it was non stop action and super fast! There were lots of fun twists throughout and the ending is mind bending!

This is one of those books that is so twisted that it’s hard to write a more detailed review without giving too much away, but just know that this was a very fun read! If you like thrillers and sister stories, you will love this one! This one will be on my list for favorite books of 2022!