Sometimes I Lie
by Alice Feeney
The opening lines set the stage very well.
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 is in a coma, she can’t move or speak, but she can hear everyone around her. She doesn’t remember what happened to put her in a coma, but as she listens, memories slowly come back to her.
This story alternates between the “then” and “now” of Amber’s story, meaning before and after the accident that put her in a coma. Also in the story are entries from a young girl’s childhood diary.
Multiple timelines and an unreliable narrator make for a compelling read. I enjoyed this thriller, and found it to be entertaining, but it was a little confusing. I mean, I think I understand the ending, but who knows, maybe I got it wrong. A twisted novel worth reading.
I received a digital copy of this book from Flatiron Books and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.