Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney Review

I went into this story blind, and off the bat was very impressed by how creative the story was. The story goes back and forth from past, “then”, and “now”. The “now” portion is narrated by Amber who is in a comma but can hear everything going on around her….how crazy is that! We then get a glimpse of her past, and what happened in the days before the accident that put her in a comma.

At the halfway mark I was completely sure I knew where the story was going….until a shocking twist ensued. I truly did not expect the outcome of this story, with many twists and turns, it was just masterfully written! I’m a fan of Alice Feeney and will definitely be picking up I Know Who You Are.

My only issue with this book is that the ending left me with numerous questions, and after looking online I found that I lot of people were also questioning the ending. Personally, for myself, this doesn’t take away anything from the story or the writing, I still loved the book, but I would have liked a tiny bit more explanation at the end.


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?

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