Book Review: Sometimes I Lie

Book Review: Sometimes I LieSometimes I Lie
by Alice Feeney
on March 13th 2018
Pages: 258
Published by Flatiron Books
Genres: Mystery/Crime, Suspense/Thriller

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?

My Takeaway

“Lies can seem true when told often enough.”
Alice Feeney, Sometimes I Lie

Sometimes I Lie was a fast-paced roller coaster ride! This is not a book you want to read at a lax pace. I read it in one sitting and was at times soooo confused and yes, I have a ton of questions! Without spoiling the plot, I can let you know the main characters, Claire and Amber are unreliable narrators. From my experience, unreliable narrators can be a pain in the butt because one never knows who to trust or believe. Oh, and Feeney is a sharp writer (sneaky sneaky woman) so pay attention!! I did find some parts of the story to be kind of blah, but the gist of the thriller sticks. This is Feeney’s first novel and I wonder if she’s writing a sequel to this thriller. . . if she’s not and her intention was to leave me wondering and pondering, she succeeded. ‘Cause girlfriend I need answers!

A huge thanks to Flatiron Books for graciously sending me an arc of this sneaky, twisty thriller! (Send me more, please!) 🙂

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