📚 Synopsis 📚
The closer the couple, the bigger the lie . . .
Romy and Michael have it all. Over 30 years of marriage, two grown-up sons, a beautiful London home as well as a weekend bolthole by the sea. If Romy’s had to sacrifice some of her dreams along the way to support Michael’s high-flying legal career, then it’s been a price worth paying.
Until the arrival of a letter changes everything.
At first Romy can’t believe what it is saying. That Michael – an upholder of the law, with an unwavering sense of right and wrong – could do something so terrible.
But then other lies start to emerge and she starts to wonder who the man she’s shared her heart, her bed, the best years of her life with, really is.
Walking away should be the start of a new chapter for Romy.
But an urgent telephone call brings her back into Michael’s life – and propels her into the past and the allegations which ended their marriage.
Innocent or guilty? Truth or lie? How well can you ever know those closest to you?
💭 My Thoughts 💭
The scene is set in this story. We meet Romy. She is now living alone and getting used to being single again. She was married for thirty years to Michael, well she still is in fact married. They have just separated. The reason for the separation. Romy received an anonymous letter from someone telling her that Michael had done something bad. (I won’t tell you what obviously)
So, here she is moving on with life. Enter a handsome man who goes by the name of Finch. He is recently widowed, so in some way they kind of understand each other. Doesn’t take a genius to work out what’s going to happen with Romy and Finch 😉
But, a happy ending so quickly. No, no, no, no, no. Where would the fun in that be? We still haven’t got to the bottom of THAT letter. And, there’s the small matter of Romy having to go back to live with Michael for a while to care for him. It’s only then when the scenes are set, everyone is at a certain point in their life when The Lie begins to unfold.
The Lie is a great family drama. We get to delve deep into the psyche of the characters. And, it makes us think what would we do if we were in their shoes.
💫Thank you to Michael Joseph Books fory gifted copy 💫