Prequel to Chamberlain's forthcoming novel Necessary Lies
Pub. Date: June 4th, 2013
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
atmosphere the character has to deal with in their time and their place. The First Lie is filled with a surprising amount of suspense in its few pages, centering on Ivy’s fifteen-year-old sister Mary Ella’s labor. As a reader you know that there is a lot not being said about the conception and the dangerous labor Mary Ella faces than even Ivy is aware of. ‘The first lie’ is never explicitly stated, but most readers should be able to pick up what part of Ivy’s understanding of the events in The First Lie, isn’t the reality of the situation. If Necessary Lies is as character driven and thoughtfully crafted as The First Lie, than readers are definitely going to be in for a treat. I can’t wait to see how the unraveling of the first lie affects Ivy and the other characters from this short story in Necessary Lies.
Rating 10/10 - An extremely compelling short story that will definitely inspire you to pick up the forthcoming novel.
** I received a copy of this ebook from the publisher to read and honestly review. I was in no way compensated.