It’s Live!! The First True Thing by Claire Needell + Giveaway (US + Canada Only)
Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE FIRST TRUE THING by Claire Needell, releasing on April 24, 2019 from Harper Collins. Before we get to the reveal, here's a note from Claire:
Hi YABC! So excited for the cover reveal of my new novel, The First True Thing! I love this cover image, which I think captures the tone of the book perfectly. It’s the kind of cover art I’ve always admired most—a single image that captures the emotion and intensity of a story. I could look at it all day! I read a lot of books on a kindle reader, but there are still some books that I see and just need to own. Hope you feel that way about The First True Thing. If you do—enter the giveaway!
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THE FIRST TRUE THING
By: Claire Needell
Release Date: April 24, 2019
Publisher: Harper Collins
Cover for me. Told Mom I’m w/ you. Senna too.
I stare at the text from Hannah and toss my phone on the bed.
In the two weeks since her drunken bike accident on the so-called Death Wish Path, Marcelle has been forced to look deeply at her own life. She’s clean and sober, attending a tough-love version of after-school rehab, and barely hanging out with her user friends. Then one night she gets a mysterious text from her best friend, Hannah.
It’s a small lie. But one lie could lead Marcelle back to a dark, dangerous place, and Marcelle has learned in group therapy not to enable her drug-using friends. But it’s Hannah: beautiful, messed-up, in-deeper-than-anyone-knows Hannah. So Marcelle gives in.
The next morning, Hannah is missing. Marcelle was the last one to hear from her…and now she’s lying to everyone—her parents, Hannah’s mom, and Hannah’s troubled boyfriend, Robert Senna.
How long can Marcelle go on before she admits to herself what she has to do? If she comes clean about what she knows, can she save Hannah?
Claire Needell’s powerful novel explores the risk of substance abuse, and what it means to take control of your life and your future when it seems like the only path forward is the one that will take all of your courage.
Three winners will each receive a signed advanced reading copy of THE FIRST TRUE THING, when available.
Entering is simple, just fill out the entry form below. Winners will be announced on this site and in our monthly newsletter (sign up now!) within 30 days after the giveaway ends.
During each giveaway, we ask entrants a question pertaining to the book. Here is the question they'll be answering in the comments below for extra entries:
What do you think about the cover and synopsis?
The cover matches the synopsis, which impresses me as a sophisticated and suspenseful story. I am interested to discover what the author does with the heavy thematic content at the heart of the storyline.