Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

2F1C0CEC-6D32-43EB-A672-E1586F6A11C7Thank you to Flatiron Books for sending me a free copy of Sometimes I Lie in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own. 

Synopsis from Goodreads:

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 Review:

I really enjoyed this thriller, told between multiple time periods: Present time is Amber in a coma in the hospital, hearing the conversations happening around her. The second time frame is Amber telling the events that led up to the accident that landed her in the hospital.  The third is Amber’s diary entries from being a young and troubled little girl. While the plot didn’t move super fast, I wouldn’t call this book a slow burn, but more like a steady burn.  Things were obviously not what they seemed, but I couldn’t figure ithem out. With the alternating timelines, Feeney keeps feeding the reader teeny bits of the plot, stringing you along to the end and very careful not to give too much away.

There is a big twist towards the end I did not see coming yet was still believable, which is important to me. I hate when a thriller throws a twist at you and you think “Oh, come on! That would never happed!”  In Sometimes I Lie, I was more like, “How did I not see this!?” I liked the ending, the lose ends get tied up, but in a very disturbing way. Overall I liked this book and would recommend it to any psychological thriller fans out there.  I give it four out of five stars.

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