GBH Beyond the Page Book Club: The First To Lie with Hank Phillippi Ryan

Can an investigative journalist reveal a pharma company’s disturbing truth? Who will be the first to lie in Hank Phillippi Ryan’s deceitful and thrilling tale? Find out what happens in September’s featured novel, The First to Lie.

To uncover the truth, join us on Wednesday, 9/22 at 7pm EDT via Zoom for a live discussion with September’s Beyond the Page author. Ask Hank about her journey as an author and discover how she combines her investigative journalism experience with her love for thriller fiction.

“From one of our top thriller writers—a chilling tale of deception and revenge. Filled with sharp insights into the cut-throat worlds of pharmaceutical sales and investigative reporting, Hank Phillippi Ryan’s The First to Lie is a house of mirrors, taking us on a thrilling ride of dizzying twists and shocking revelations.”
—Angie Kim, bestselling author of Miracle Creek

Don’t miss out on more updates from Beyond the Page! Join our Facebook group where we will post reading goals and conversation leading up to the main event.

This virtual event begins at 7pm EDT

Hank Phillippi Ryan
Author and Investigative Journalist


HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN is the USA Today bestselling author of 13 thrillers, winning five Agathas, the Mary Higgins Clark Award, and 37 EMMYs for investigative reporting. THE MURDER LIST (2019) won the Anthony Award for Best Novel. Her psychological standalone THE FIRST TO LIE (2020) garnered a Publishers Weekly starred review that calls it “Stellar,” and it is nominated for the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award. Watch for HER PERFECT LIFE on September 14, 2021.

Callie Crossley
GBH Host and Personality


CALLIE CROSSLEY hosts Under the Radar with Callie Crossley and shares radio essays each Monday on GBH’s Morning Edition. She hosts Basic Black, which focuses on current events impacting communities of color and appears weekly on Beat the Press, examining local and national media coverage. Ms. Crossley has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Gold Baton DuPont Columbia award, a national Edward R. Murrow Award, a national Emmy and an Oscar nomination for her producer work on “Eyes on the Prize: America’s Civil Rights Years.” She was awarded two Harvard Fellowships and serves as on the Board of Trustees of her alma mater, Wellesley College.

Event date: 
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
338 Newbury Street
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ISBN: 9781250258816
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
(This book cannot be returned.)
Published: Forge Books - January 5th, 2021

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