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Sometimes I Lie

4.017,452 votes • 1,234 reviews
Published 13 Mar 2018
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Format Hardcover
Publisher Flatiron Books
ISBN 1250144841

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?

"Sometimes I Lie" Reviews

Carol (Bookaria)
- Miami, FL
Mon, 17 Jul 2017

I swallowed this book in two, big gulps!
The book starts with Amber waking up in a hospital unable to move but able to listen and smell everything around her. She's in a coma!
She can't remember how she ended up there but little by little she starts reconstructing the events from the conversations of her visitors and memories. Amber suspects her husband and maybe her sister but is not sure...
This was an excellent psychological thriller! The story alternates between the present and the past. It takes place in England and is intriguing and fast-paced. There are elements of dysfunctional relationships and you must read this book carefully, if you blink you may miss very important details.
I can't say much about the book without entering into spoilers but overall I enjoyed it and recommend it to all readers of thrillers.
Thanks to NetGalley, the author, and the publisher for providing me with a copy of this publication in exchange for an honest review.

- Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Sun, 24 Dec 2017

Amber Reynolds wakes up and doesn’t know where she is. For a moment she wonders if it might be a hotel. But then she realizes she’s in a hospital. She doesn’t know how she got there.
Why can’t she open her eyes?
She knows her name, that she’s thirty-five years old, and that she’s married to Paul. Memories come but she pushes them away. Something very bad has happened but she can’t remember what or when.
“Why isn’t he here?”
But she may already know the answer.
She screams but no one can hear her.
“I just need someone to switch me back on”
There is a word that she doesn’t like. She’s alone with the word. She can’t move. She can’t speak.
She wonders how badly she’s injured. She’s all there in body and mind. She’s starting to have a hard time separating dreams from reality. Time has a different meaning. She counts seconds. She realizes just how long she’s been alone.
She doesn’t know what happened to her…
Now HE’S there. He’s crying. She doesn’t want to be alone with him but she doesn’t know why.
“Hold on” he says.
So many questions…
Another person comes in …another voice.
“You did this to yourself”
Whoa! My head is spinning. What a mind-bending and engrossing read! I had been hearing great things about this novel, and I’m happy to say that for me, it absolutely lived up to the hype.
So many things I didn’t see coming. I thought I had things all figured out until something would happen that had me second guessing myself. Nothing is as it seems. With so many great twists and turns, you have no idea who you can trust.
“Sometimes I Lie” is Alice Feeney’s debut novel and what a debut it was! This was a well-written and compelling psychological thriller. I can’t wait to see what Alice Feeney writes next.

- The United Kingdom
Fri, 17 Mar 2017

** 4.5 STARS**
All psychological thrillers mess with your head, that's what we expect, but Alice Feeney has taken it a step further with this clever, compelling story. A story related to us by Amber Reynolds as she lies in a hospital bed whilst in a coma.
I really don't want to give anything away here - it would be way too easy to give away a crucial segment of the plot and spoil the whole thing for anyone else, let's just say that this is possibly one of the most twisty turny books that I've had the pleasure to read.
The characters are brilliant ( some of them are chilling ) but they're very much at home in their own skins. As I've already indicated, the plot is superb, and has everything that a great psychological thriller should have. I don't know whether I'm on my head or my heels right now. What an almighty twist awaits those of you who have yet to read this book - phew!
Alice Feeney is one talented writer, the narrative was spiced with some wonderful phrases, almost poetic. Here are just a couple of examples -
'I tread carefully over a carpet of lies, trying not to disturb them'
'We all have to have something or someone to love, otherwise the love inside us has nowhere to go '
Well, I think I've rattled on enough right now - if I were you, I'd just grab myself a copy just as soon as I could. I'm sure it'll keep you as enthralled as I've been.
*Thank you to Netgalley, Harlequin and Alice Feeney for my ARC in exchange for an honest unbiased review*

- Woodside, NY
Thu, 16 Nov 2017

People are not mirrors - they don’t see you how you see yourself.
a careful, careful tiptoe review for a book whose hook is how twisty its twists, how shocking its conclusion.
the publisher-letter slipped into this ARC says:
It has an ending that completely messes with your head in the very best sense - and if you can see it coming, you’re smarter than everyone I know!
which is the best way to sell a book to me.
i’m positive that i’m not smarter than anyone anyone knows, but i read a lot, and pursuing that english degree in my youth both diminished my chances of amassing great material wealth and also ruined me for many of these “twists for days” books. you’re trained to close-read, you’re gonna close-read. and unlike a lot of readers, i’d rather be surprised than validated. i get angry if i figure things out too soon - you had one job, writer! fool me!
but this book did not make me angry. i figured out jo’s deal pretty early on, but nearly everything else was a delightful surprise.
as far as plotting goes, it’s pretty tight. it cheats a little, but you were warned by the title and the opening bit that there would be some misdirection coming your way:

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.

the story alternates between three different points in amber’s life: now/then/before. or more precisely, in coma/leading up to coma/childhood journal, and it’s full of messy relationships, tangled secrets, plots, lies, and much shade.
it’s a fun ride full of toxic people with plenty to chew on. and the promises of
you’re a twist! and you’re a twist! and you’re a twist! are no lie.
at the end of it all i have a couple of blurry areas - some timeline turbulence, some questions about edward and some miscellaneous loose ends, but for the most part it was fun smooth sailing. i read it in one day (or one night, since my night job has made me a daysleeper), in a mad dash to get ALL THE ANSWERS!, and if ever there was a one-sitting book, it's this one. call in sick and be cozy. you have four months to work on your fake cough.
this is one hell of a debut. and it requires a careful careful tiptoe review.
which will come SOON - i got behind again - eep!

- Katy, TX
Sun, 07 May 2017

A main character who is in a coma and sometimes lies. I'm all in!
Quite a spellbinding read from start to finish! We are not sure how Amber ended up in the hospital in this coma , but she does admit that sometimes she lies. This was like a puzzle and I was trying to put the pieces together, but couldn't entirely trust all the pieces. Very cleverly written and I loved hearing what Amber was thinking while in this coma sizing up everyone in the room and giving us her insight.  Four stars because I felt there was almost too much going on.  I'm not sure how to explain it, but with all the lies I think I wanted a more defined plot line.
The narrative switches from Now (in coma) to Then (before the coma). I loved trying to figure out what the lies were and who to trust. It is super twisty and just when you think you have it figured out another twist flies your way! A fast read for me because I needed to find out what was going on.
The ending was my favorite part because it leaves you questioning yourself and if you perhaps missed anything. I have a theory, but I guess I'll have to wait until the next book!
This was a Traveling Sister Group Read and we had a great time discussing and guessing what would come next.
Thanks to NetGalley and flatiron books for my copy.