Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney *Review*

I was so excited to win a copy of Sometimes I lie in a giveaway hosted by Flatiron Books and Amy of LadyoftheLibrary on Instagram.  This book has been a must read for me since I first read the synopsis because how could you read that synopsis and not be immediately intrigued??  And boy was it worth it.  This book was crazy! Twisted, dark, and fast paced I couldn’t put this book down and rate it 4.5 stars.

“We are all just ghosts of the people we hoped that we were and counterfeit replicas of the people we wanted to be.”

Goodreads Synopsis

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 Experience

The thing is I feel like you should go into this not really reading reviews or others thoughts because it may spoil it for you, but also because this is one of those books that you don’t want to know too much.  I mean look at how short that synopsis is.  Because of that I don’t want to go too deep into my review.

I am usually not a fan of unreliable narrators because they annoy the crap out of me.  Amber, however, was amazing.  She was so interesting and I couldn’t stop reading her story and figuring out where it was going.  The twists were really well done, I definitely did not see them coming and wow did they just keep on coming.  I also liked how dark and creepy the story was and I think that added to how quickly I read it.  The addition of having this set in the now, and a week before her accident, and 20 years in the past also made it more exciting as everything started to unfold in three different time periods.

One thing I didn’t like was just how many questions I had by the end of the book.  I really enjoy books that leave you thinking, WTH did I just read?!? But, this just left me questioning a little too much and I wish we had gotten a few more answers.

Overall, read this book.  It was so crazy and gripping and well worth the read.  If you like unreliable narrators that are done extremely well and aren’t annoying than this is a book for you.  I completely recommend it and am hoping there will be a sequel!

 

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