King beautifully weaves a tale filled with Celtic, Hawaiian and even Australian influences to create an informative, magical adventure of one
woman finding her true self.
A well executed first effort and great start for this new series.
We are proud to announce that THE FIRST LIE by Virginia King is a B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree.
This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!
“Steeped in mystery, with elements of paranormal wound through the pages, it was a book I found hard to put down. Beautifully told, The First Lie is a very entertaining story from an imaginative author, and I can’t wait to read the second in the series, The Second Path. Highly recommended.” READ MORE
“What great characters. I loved Selkie herself – she’s sassy and funny, acts before she thinks and has depths to her character and background that make her endlessly fascinating. The story sees her surrounded by a cast of quirky and eccentric characters, every one superbly drawn.” READ MORE
“…Selkie and her readers are about to be dragged into the threatening undertows of a mystery that grabs ahold and won’t let go, and this is exactly what makes The First Lie a standout in a genre overloaded with predictable routines and staid characters. Wind these subplots into a suspenseful read packed with vivid imagery and surreal encounters for a story line that will require from its readers an ability to absorb a dizzying array of events, mysteries, supernatural intrigue, and action.” READ MORE
“… this book peeled back a few extra layers in terms of character development and bent the lines of the genre to include some philosophy and existential musing, while also delivering a compact, unpredictable plot that I couldn’t tear myself away from.”
“WOW!!! What an AWESOME book! Right from the beginning I was sucked into the story and was hooked until the very end!” READ MORE
“This is really one of those rare books that allows you to take the journey of uncovering the clues and answers along with the main character – it’s tantalizing but you’re never allowed to get ahead of the game and keep pace with Selkie throughout as she finds out the truth, brilliant!” READ MORE
“An unusual novel, best described as a psychological mystery. I really enjoyed it.”
“I don’t give out five star ratings willy nilly, but this book is an amazing read and deserved of its high rating and rave reviews.
Selkie Moon is the kind of girl that female readers will associate with in terms of her life in the ‘everyday’, but unraveling a connection with something a little supernatural or folk lore-ish makes her journey of self discovery all the more enticing.
The detail of research in terms of psychology and mythology makes the mystery of Selkie’s stalker all the more thrilling and engaging.
Any lover of literature will appreciate how singularly spectacular this book is.” READ MORE
“This is an excellent book. I could hardly put it down. The chemistry of the characters was wonderful and enhanced the suspense. If you like a good supernatural, paranormal thriller than you will love this one.”
“I enjoyed The First Lie so much and was drawn into Selkie’s world very quickly. A fine drawing of a woman in crisis but her experiences obviously came from somewhere else beyond her broken relationship with Andrew, but what and why? These questions dangled before the reader page upon page, until the unexpected – and very well-wrought - resolution that makes Selkie whole again. A great psychological thriller with wonderful Gothic overtones.”
“The story presented a rather compelling look into the forces that drive people to do what they do, which should hold an attraction for any number of readers. It wasn’t simply a narrative; a healthy dose of reflection and self-aware musing makes this more than your average novel. King clearly has her finger on the pulse of human nature, particularly the power of pain, aspirations, and memories to force our hand and move us forward in life.”
“I hope that there are many more additions to the Selkie Moon Mystery Series as I thoroughly enjoyed King’s first adult novel and would love to read more.”
“I loved the way that The First Lie kept me thinking from the beginning until the end. I particularly loved the ending. If you enjoy supernatural, paranormal, psychological, suspenseful novels then you will love The First Lie.” READ MORE
“I love it when a series reels you in, keeps you engaged and leaves you wanting more. “The First Lie” by Virginia King does just that.”
“Lotsa thanks for The First Lie, Virginia. I’m resistant to the paranormal, so felt somewhat apprehensive at first about what lay ahead … but by the end I
was impressed … couldn’t put it down, reading it over a couple of days. What impressed me most was the economy and vividness of the
writing, the skilful way you drive the narrative forward.”
“The First Lie” is definitely a novel for abstract thinkers as it requires creative imagination to fully appreciate its vivid imagery … I appreciated the skilfully and seamlessly crafted story – everything flowed, nothing was extraneous as its fast pace carried me deliberately to the final, dramatic conclusion.” READ MORE
“The tale takes the reader on a roller-coaster journey of discovery, the climax to which is profound and unexpected.”