Published: January 2013 by Authorhouse
Publisher’s Blurb: “Lie to me. I’ll believe anything you say…” Seventeen year old Marylyn Zhasa is a very ambitious young girl who has her future all planned out. She meets Dan, a charming fellow student whose own ambition is to get her at any cost. Not the kind of girl to stand by and let things happen, Marylyn puts up her well practiced defences against Dan’s unusual advances, in spite of which she gets sucked into a fast paced world of danger and uncertainty, where plans don’t always work out as expected… … A thrilling tale of passion and ambition set in the fascinating world of a Nigerian University.
The Author: Longrin Wetten is a publisher, trained Electrical and Computer Engineer, writing enthusiast, thinker and a change agent. He is the author of ‘Lie To Me Dan’, the inventive and unconventionally rendered tale of cultism in Nigerian universities and how it affects the youths. Mr Wetten runs Penthusia Media, and he intends to revolutionize the reading culture in Africa by making reading more fun.
My Thoughts: I am ashamed to say that this book has been on my TBR for a long time especially when I got an autographed copy from the author himself. In the spirit of Valentine’s day, I had a desire to read a romantic story this month and this book was recommended to me by @bookpeddlerng so I decided to finally pick it up and read. It took me a while to get into the story but when I eventually did, I couldn’t stop. Marylyn Zhasa and her life on campus in a Nigerian University is nostalgic as it brings back fond memories of my days in University, living on campus, attending lectures, parties and all what not. Marylyn is a confident and intelligent seventeen year old who thinks she has her life all planned out but is tossed into a complicated series of events when she meets the handsome and popular Dan or D-Man. Lie To Me, Dan is a story about young love, friendship, mean lecturers, cultism in Nigerian Universities and the dangers that come with it. It was a well written piece of work, a quick read with pockets of suspense in the right places and appropriate for teenagers and young adults. My teenage daughter is now reading this book….