The First One To Die – Victoria Jenkins

19 October 2017
The First One to Die Book Cover The First One to Die
King and Lane #2
Victoria Jenkins
Fiction
Bookouture
15 November 2017
kindle
346

Four friends. A house full of secrets. And a killer picking them off one by one...

She tried to break her fall, twisting desperately, but there was nothing to catch hold of, nothing to which she could stop herself. Her single scream cut through the night air.

Keira North falls to her death at a party. It initially seems like an accident, but Detectives Alex King and Chloe Lane suspect foul play: they are convinced they are dealing with a murder.

When the detectives start to investigate, they soon find that all of Keira's closest friends have secrets that someone might kill to keep.

And as Alex and Chloe are fighting their own demons and struggling to stay on top of the case, Keira’s killer is circling the group of friends, who one by one find that their lives are in danger…

The First One to Die by Victoria Jenkins

The First One to Die by Victoria Jenkins is even better than her first King & Lane book, The Girls in the Water.

First things first, how AMAZING is the cover? I wanted to read The Girls in the Water, but my TBR was so big that I was afraid I couldn’t squeeze it in. I’d seen fantastic reviews for it, but I didn’t want to overextend myself on how many reviews I owed already.

But how in the world did Victoria Jenkins know how much I loved roses? When the cover reveal was shown for The First One to Die, I HAD to read it. So I dropped what I was doing and read The Girls in the Water.  I wanted to be ready for when The First One to Die was available. A testament to how cover design is a potent marketing tool.

But now the book…

But now the book. Keira North, a beautiful college student with her whole life ahead of her.  Sddenly, at a party, she falls from the roof of her college housing. She and her roommates called the roof their “balcony.” They’d been up there hundreds of times; the ledge was wide, and her likelihood of falling was pretty slim.

And so the detectives are called in. Welcome back to Alex King and Chloe Lane. One of my favorite police procedural duos. I love women in a man-dominated world.

Meanwhile, Alex and Chloe have another case come their way. The case of drug use gone sour. A teenage girl has landed in a coma in the hospital after she and her friend tried drugs at a club where they were dancing.

As both cases unfold, there may or may not be a link to them. That’s for Alex, Chloe, and their team to figure out. As their first case begins to unfurl itself, they find themselves digging deeper into a web of lies, deceit, jealousy, and anger.

There are betrayals, murder, some mental health issues, some real friendships, and some not-so-true friendships. If you like a book with a little bit of everything, I’m handing it to you on a platter.

I enjoyed learning a little more of Alex’s background, and there were quite a few twists that kept launching me forward. Then that one twist… it had me re-reading the end of the last chapter several times to wrap my brain around what had happened. I love those kinds of twists.

Five rosey stars to the twisty, crazy book with the beautifully haunting cover. I can’t wait for more Victoria Jenkins books to come!

The First One to Die by Victoria Jenkins

The First One to Die by Victoria Jacobs is even better than her first King & Lane book, The Girls in the Water.

First things first, how AMAZING is the cover?

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