Title: Sometimes I Lie
Author : Alice Feeney
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication Date: 03/13/18
Dates Read: 03/04/18 – 03/05/18
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
When Amber Reynolds “wakes up” in a hospital and realizes she’s in a coma, she has to scrounge to pick up the pieces of her memories and figure out what has happened to her. With only faint memories and eerie dreams to guide her, Amber is not sure what event led to her comatose state. The only thing she is sure of–is that her husband had something to do with it.
Simultaneously giving readers a current, in-the-hospital, timeline… a “before the accident” timeline… and a set of diary entries from the early 1990’s.. this book weaves reader in and out of twist after turn, always questioning the narrators point of view and the motives (and lies) of others!
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What a wild ride this novel was!
This was one of those novels where your narrator is not entirely reliable. She is suffering from anxiety, OCD, and some serious trauma from not only the even that led to her comatose state, but also from life events that readers are not yet aware of. Amber kept me questioning her as a character.. but yet I was also questioning everyone who was involved with her story. So many lies… such a twisted history… so much drama!
I am usually pretty good and picking up the breadcrumbs that the author is leaving behind in order to formulate some type of theory about the novel’s twist. This was one title that got me. Everything that I thought was… wasn’t. Nothing was as it seemed and I had so many things completely backwards.
And y’all, let me just tell you. The ending to this novel was on point! Feeney leaves you with a sneaky little clifhanger that, thankfully, will be followed up with a second installment, Sometimes I Kill. I cannot wait to get my hands on it!!!
Thank you to Alice Feeney, Flatiron Books, and NetGalley for providing me with a DRC of this title in exchange for an honest review!