Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Review of Lie by Rathan Krueger

Synopsis: "On the surface, "Lie" is about a group of four women who go on a getaway to a cottage to help one of their own through a life-changing problem.
Underneath the bridge, "Lie" is an attack on bland female characters in modern fiction.

Wherever you look, it'll be a lot of fun.

In alphabetical order...

Quinevere Ainsworth is the one with the problem. Under normal circumstances, she's quiet but with the right accident, this white-haired comic book geek can be quite the companion.
Fantine Karoly is quiet under pretty much all circumstances. In her defense, she's a rather shy teen. She'd much prefer to watch films or let her mind drift to faerie folk. Her aunt, however, wants her out of her shell and feels that this getaway will do her a world of great.
Veronique Karoly is a middle-aged woman with no regrets. Save for how her niece acts sometimes. She's done it all in life, and sometimes twice. The only thing she loves more than Fantine is being a woman.
Idette Rudelle has known Quinevere for most of her almost-30 years being alive. Although she's younger, she's the protector of the two. A bit like those tiny dogs that are cuddly with the ones they like, and insanely... chompy around everyone else. Except she's obviously not a dog and I've never seen a ginger pooch."

My Review: This is a short story that had some interesting characters. They are very unique and I liked the candid interactions between them. I did however get very confused when the author started introducing us to them as other women's names were used, they must be actresses or something but it really confused me since I was still trying to get their names straight. I also felt like we were thrown into the story with not much build up to find our footing, I think with a little more development and fleshing out of the story these characters could really grow on me.
My Rating: As I said I believe with some work and development this could easily be a good full length novel.  I give it a rating of Two Paws.
Lie was sent to me by the author for an honest review.
You can find out more about Rathan Krueger and his work on his Goodreads Page or Website.
You can obtain your own copy in digital format on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

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