Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

Sometimes I Lie is about a woman in a coma called Amber Reynolds who is in a coma. The front page starts with:-

Three things you need to know about me:

  1. I’m in a coma
  2. My husband doesn’t love me any more
  3. Sometimes I lie

With an opening like that, you hope that this book is going to be full of twists and turns and all I can say is that it doesn’t disappoint.

Amber works for a local radio show and this book is based on jumping from her past to the present. She is in a coma but can hear everything that is going on around her, unfortunately being in the coma means that she can’t speak or move to communicate with people.

She eventually realises that she is in a coma but struggles to piece together how she got there. She jumps back to childhood memories which you get to read about as diary extracts throughout the book.

I really can’t fully explain what this book is about because truthfully, I’m still not sure. There was so many twists and turns that had me gripped from the start which led to me completing it within a day. Psychological thriller is an understatement, this story really messes with your mind. You think you have it sussed then……..BAM you get hit again!

The ending is like nothing I have ever known (not an exaggeration), it certainly leaves the story open for more and I would love to see what that more is. Alice Feeney seems to be the kind of author who not only likes to throw curve balls but likes to throw them so hard, they end up in the next city over.

Whilst reading the coma sections, I really felt like I was Amber and wanting to shout at the people around her bed or make movement, I got frustrated when they couldn’t hear anything that was going on in her head (I know the whole point of being in a coma is that you can’t really communicate but I think it shows how much this book draws you in).

If you are a lover of psychological thrillers then I cannot recommend this book enough. I’m looking forward to Alice Feeney’s next book “Sometimes I Kill” that is out in March 2018.

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