The Lie-A Review

  • Title: The Lie: A Novel
  • Author: Fredrica Wagman
  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Zoland Books (April 7, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1586421573
This review brings with it great excitement-This is my first review for a company (FSB Associates). So this was a big deal to get this book in the mail and I couldn't wait to start reading it.

In this story the main character Romona has been living a very sheltered and sad life when she runs into Mr. Columbus who will soon be her husband. Throughout the book Romona is busy keeping parts of her life a secret. Those secrets range for parts of her abusive homelife growing up, to her intimate relationship with her husband, to in general lying about every part of her life. She is so caught up in this life of lies that she has a hard time telling the truth and lives a very sad life. There is a great twist at the end that I won't reveal here (don't want to spoil it).

At first the book took a bit of getting used to. The Author uses a very descriptive writing style that I find makes it hard to get engrossed in the book (others swear that this helps with get engrossed into a book). Very early on you feel attached to the main character Romona and are in you heart hoping that she begins to realize that the life of lies she has created is killing any chance at her happiness. When the twist at the end does come you it takes your breath away. To me this book had that great quality of getting you to care about a character and still keeping you guessing until the very end. Although this book might not be for everyone, I feel that is it was a great short, but intense read.