Review: Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

Review: Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney
Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

Published by Flatiron Books on March 13, 2018
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Format: ARC, Print
Source: The Publisher

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I received an advance copy of this book from The Publisher.

My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me:
1. I’m in a coma.
2. My husband doesn’t love me anymore.
3. Sometimes I lie.

Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can’t move. She can’t speak. She can’t open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they have no idea. Amber doesn’t remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. Alternating between her paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from twenty years ago, this brilliant psychological thriller asks: Is something really a lie if you believe it's the truth?

Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney is a mind-blowing read with so many twists, I felt like I was on an emotional roller coaster. I enjoyed this book from start to finish, especially that crazy ending.

Amber Reynolds wakes up to find that she’s not exactly awake. She can hear people in the room with her, but she can’t see or speak. From listening to the conversations around her, Amber learns that she was involved in some type of accident around Christmas and is now in the hospital, in a coma.

Amber’s visitors include her husband—whom Amber is convinced doesn’t love her anymore—and Amber’s sister Claire, about whom Amber is having conflicting feelings. There’s also a mysterious man who begins to visit. As Amber struggles to remember the events leading up to her accident, the story switches between present and past and delves into childhood diaries from twenty years prior. As the story unfolds, it becomes more complex, revealing layer upon layer of secrets and lies.

There’s no way I could have predicted the big twist or the shocking ending. I’m still reeling from it and trying to understand what I’ve read. Sometimes I Lie is dark, demented, and wickedly entertaining. I highly recommend it.

Rating: 5 stars


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