Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney [Book Review]

Book Review

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BOOK INFO

Title: Sometimes I Lie

Author: Alice Feeney

Publisher: Flatiron Books

Publish Date: March 13, 2018

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Series: na

My Rating: 4/5

Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

BOOK BLURB

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?


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MY REVIEW

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. Sometime I Lie is a twisted novel worth reading.

I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Books by Alice Feeney:
  1. Sometimes I Lie
  2. I Know Who You Are
  3. His & Hers
  4. Rock Paper Scissors

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