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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! - indie B.R.A.G. 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. - Kirkus Review My instant reaction to this novel is "Wow". It definitely takes one very talented author to write such a clever mystery, and still manage to make the story equally hilarious, sexy, and entertaining. I abolutely loved it and I didn't want it to end. - Cheryl Schopen for Readers' Favorite ... a suspenseful read packed with vivid imagery and surreal encounters ... a dizzying array of events, mysteries, supernatural intrigue, and action. - Diane Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest BookReview Virginia King weaves the symbolism of the world into a fast paced and exciting story that is part mystery and part mysticism, providing several strata of meaning in a very absorbing and thought provoking story. - Linda's Book Bag Virginia King has done a cracking job with this story. It is incredibly well written ... The character development is excellent ... - Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite King's use of folklore and cultural history ... makes for an enriching read. But the genius of her writing falls in the more casual hints at foreshadowing such as the Celtic meaning of the word Selkie - sea creature from Celtic folklore that takes the form of a seal in water but can take human form on land. These small clues heighten the suspense and engage the imagination as the novel takes on a more magical twist. - Forward Clarion Reviews The First Lie is simultaneously what I'd hoped yet nothing I expected: thrilling all the way through with new twists at every turn, written in a grand style in a modern setting, and opening the door to further exploration. - Before the Second Sleep Reviews I found the premise and the atmosphere of the novel to be completely original. It was tense, funny, creepy and exciting all in one ... King did a wonderful job writing this novel ... It was easy to read and even easier to get swept up in. The twists and turns were unexpected and it was so completely unlike anything I have ever read before! - Books Baby Being Reviews

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Selkie Moon is a woman on the run.

Hawaii is her refuge …

Until the past comes knocking.

Thirty three years ago, Selkie Moon lost her mother – but why?

Then young Selkie began to feel things – invisible things. So her step-mother shut her in the bathroom until they were gone.

Now in a mad dash for freedom, Selkie has reclaimed her birth name and escaped her controlling family to rebuild her life in Hawaii with the help of some quirky new friends.

But her refuge begins to unravel until she’s running from something else entirely.

A voice in a dream warns: Someone is trying to kill you. At first Selkie dismisses it as just another nightmare. Then a woman’s face appears in her bathroom mirror, a mirror once owned by an old kahuna.

Entangled in local superstition and folklore, Selkie’s visions become so strange and frightening they begin to lift the lid on long-buried secrets.

What really happened on the beach thirty three years ago?

Why did Selkie's step-mother rename her Elkie?

And why won’t her father talk about it?

As her reality crumbles around her, Selkie’s instinct is to keep running. Because if she stays and begins to trust her long-forgotten psychic twinges, she’ll be forced to question every assumption her life is built upon.

And time is running out.

Thus begins a journey of self-discovery. As Selkie uncovers one secret after another, she must summon the courage and resourcefulness to survive each one.

And beyond her feelings of shock and betrayal, there may be unexpected redemption: to embrace the gift she’s forgotten, to understand the lies surrounding her childhood, to face the truth about herself and embrace the surprising new life that is calling her . . .

You’ll love this magical coming-of-age journey, rich with unique characters, a sense of place and a touch of romance – because everyone wants to see a woman under pressure find the inner strength to win.

Get it now.

“Imagine an Indiana Jones adventure only on a more personal, psychic level.” Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review


Follow Selkie Moon on her journey around the world: Laying Ghosts (Australia), The First Lie (Hawaii), The Second Path (France), The Third Note (Ireland), The Fourth Door (Hong Kong).

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1838 KB
  • Print Length: 366 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Celestial Hedgehog Pty Ltd (29 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00K1VC20Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #336,167 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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