Mar 06 2018

Review for Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

Posted by Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession in Reviews / 11 Comments

Review for Sometimes I Lie by Alice FeeneySometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney
Published by Flatiron Books on March 13th 2018
Genres: Adult, Psychological, Thriller, Mystery
Pages: 272
Format: Kindle
Source: Publisher
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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?

** Warning: This book contains some graphic, sexual violent content which some readers may find triggering. **





After reading this, I began to wonder how I was going to be able to write a review for it without giving anything away. Which in this specific book, it is really hard to do. But I am going to do my best not ruin it.

Amber has woke up on the hospital, hearing conversations going on around her, she isn’t able to move or commmunicate herself, and that is because she in fact in a coma. As she lies there being taken care of, she slowly starts to put the pieces together, of just how she got there.

Amber is our narrator, and the story is told in three timelines, Before which is back in 1991, Then being December 20, 2016 and Now as the present. December 27th, 2016, the day she wakes from her coma. With her husband and sister by her bedside, she hopes to wake up fully nd go back to her life. Given her current condition, it is unclear if her narration of events is all that reliable, but from the diary entries, to the overheard conversations in the hospital room, it was clear her life had been filled with dysfunction. So, I wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt.

This whole cast of characters were flawed and secretive, making it hard to know if any of them were trustworthy. Her husband and sister were questionable, even a couple of the hospital staff were too. So many people, so few you know anything about, let alone if it is even true. This is all through Amber’s eyes, so there is no telling. There is one part that was fairly graphic, and hard to read, so I do want to mention it.

As the story reaches the end, the three timelines collide, and let me just say, it took me on one wild ride and surprised me. This is Feeney’s debut thriller, and wow was it a good one. I’ve seen there will another book from her coming out the beginning of next year. It will be one that I’m certainly going to have to pick up.

Sometimes I Lie is a spine-tingling, twisty psychological thriller, one that will keep you on your toes for sure and wanting more.



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11 Responses to “Review for Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney”

  1. Lauren

    I’m glad to hear you enjoyed this! I always love a good thriller, and the three timelines sound interesting. I’m curious to see how they collide. Great review!

  2. verushka

    You know what scares me in this? That Amber can hear and can’t move — I don’t know why, but the creeps me out BIG TIME. Your review has given me so much to think about — like I should probably give this a chance 🙂

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