The First Lie - Diane Chamberlain 3.5/5 StarsRead my full review: opinion: I have to admit that I am rarely impressed by these novellas that seem to be the current rage for authors to write prior to upcoming releases. I have found that most are weak in their storyline and often appears to have been struggled in its creation due to the nuances between full length novels and novellas. I had that same feeling with this book. Although I felt that the upcoming release is definitely a book I will be seeking out and this novella did whet my whistle, it didn't have the same power as Ms. Chamberlain's full length novels.