4 star reviews, Book reviews, thriller

Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

4/5 stars

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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.

I am not going to lie.  I had a hard time getting into this book.  I actually put it down, read something else and then decided to come back to it because of all the buzz it was getting.

In the beginning of the book, I found Amber to be pathetic and whiny and I didn’t like her.  But about page 90, that all changed and I was HOOKED!

This book tells the story of Now (when she is in a coma), Then (the days leading up to when she went into the coma) and Before (when she was a kid).  As we know from the description circulating everywhere, she is in a coma, she can hear what is going on but she can’t do thing about it.  Which drove me crazy, as I am sure it is supposed to.  She has no idea why she is in a coma and she is afraid and I was afraid for her.

There are some crazy twists and turns in this book and things I never saw coming but are plausible.  I highly recommend this to anyone who likes an unreliable narrator (as I do!) and wants something different that will keep them up way past bedtime!

 

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