Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney – Book Review

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.

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WOW!!  That was my first response in finishing this book last night!! If you are looking for a book that totally messes with your head, leaves you unwilling to trust any of the characters and unable to believe what people close to you are capable of – then look no further!! This is the book for you! I loved it!!

Told in the ‘Now’, ‘Then’ and ‘Before’ we see a story unfold full of family drama, secrets, lies and so much more!

Amber is in a coma – she knows she’s in a coma and we hear her thoughts as she tries to uncover what has happened and what is happening to her. We go back to a week earlier when wheels are set in motion that leads up to this event, and we also go back to extracts from a childhood diary and how a friendship begins and what lengths friends go to when someone they care about is in danger.

I really didn’t know who to trust throughout this thriller as all the characters have some very unlikeable traits, and the perspective of Amber while she is in a coma is a fascinating one as she hears everything going on around her and listens to those who visit her.  As she tries to put together the pieces that lead up to her accident you understand the anguish she has gone through and is still going through as she tries to make sense of it all.

The pace of the story is judged perfectly – never goes too fast, or never seems to drag – and you are just left wanting more as each chapter goes by and a new secret, or lie, is revealed!

2017 is turning into another great year for top psychological thrillers full of twists and turns that keep you guessing from start to finish!!