Tuesday, May 4, 2021

The First Shot by Liv Constantine


Title: The First Shot
Narrator: Suzanne Elise Freeman
Author: Liv Constantine
Publisher: Audible Originals
Release Date: November 12, 2020

In this gripping prequel to the blockbuster best seller and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick The Last Mrs. Parrish, listeners will discover exactly how Amber Patterson transformed from small-town girl to master manipulator - after all, practice makes perfect.

Amber Patterson has many secrets. This much is clear when she sneaks out of her home in the dead of night and hitchhikes across state lines to meet up with a man she hasn’t seen or spoken to since high school graduation. So begins her desperate attempt to leave her old life behind, and she’ll use everything and everyone at her disposal, from social media stalking to the kindness of unsuspecting strangers, to get where she needs to go. It’s not long before she’s ready for the main event: armed with a new identity and a new purpose, she heads to Gunnison, Colorado, preparing herself to meet her future husband among the wealthy vacationers.

Even the smallest misstep could derail this carefully-laid plan, and in the end, can you even truly outrun your past? The First Shot is an absorbing, binge-able thriller that shows just how far some will go to build the lives they want.

This was a short Audible original. Perfect for a couple of hours commute!

I haven't read The Last Mrs. Parrish but now I know about Amber Patterson and her deceiving ways. 

Amber is unhappy with her life and she has decided to create a new one. She moves to Colorado in the hope of arranging a meeting with a man that can give her what she believes she's entitled to. She will make it happen. Are things going to go as planned or is it going to backfire? 

The narrator did a great job of keeping things moving and interesting.  

Cliffhanger: No

3.5/5 Fangs story
4/5 Narration

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