Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

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Traveling With T purchased this book for her own personal reading.

Sometimes I Lie

Summary: “Boldly plotted, tightly knotted—a provocative true-or-false thriller that deepens and darkens to its ink-black finale. Marvelous.” —AJ Finn, author of The Woman in the Window

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?


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

Somehow I missed this book at Book Expo 2017. I don’t know how. And so when the buzz got big around it, I kept saying I’d get it. But then I would hear a bit about the ending. And then I decided not to get it.

A year+ later, I did buy the book. And I REALLY was Wowza about it.

There are some twists. Some turns. Some were expected, but most were not.

Unreliable narrators are fascinating to me. Because they can be so convincing. Sometimes it’s hard to know what’s true and what is their truth. This book walked that line VERY well. I was never quite sure where we were headed exactly, but I enjoyed the ride.

I started this book on a Sunday and read till I was SLEEPY that night, then on Monday, I thought all about what I had read. Monday evening- instead of watching Wheel of Fortune and re-runs of Law and Order (that’s my jam, folks!) I read this book. And was just OMG.


What I liked:

The cover. It’s intensely eye catching.

The plot. I mean when someone lists 3 things and one of them is “Sometimes I lie”- how can you NOT like a character like that?

The thrill of the story. Who is lying, who is telling the truth- gimme more!


Bottom line: I’ve read some reviews where people are talking about the book being a bit too out there. And you know… it might not be totally realistic. But it’s fiction, ya’ll. It’s entertaining as heck and when you close the book- just look in the mirror because your mouth will be open as you think about the last few lines.


*Traveling With T purchased this book for her own reading pleasure. All thoughts and opinions are still my own.*


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T


4 thoughts on “Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

  1. This book surprised me. There were times I thought I knew what was going on, but then I was just blown away. At the end, I wasn’t even sure what to think.

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