Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

Sometimes I Lie
By Alice Feeney
Published by HQ (23 March 2017)
ISBN: 978-0008225353

Publisher's description
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 any more

3. Sometimes I lie

My verdict
Sometimes I Lie is a well written, highly unsettling read.

At first, the book seemed to be a standard psychological thriller with yet another coma victim. And it took a little while to get going. But then the chills and intrigue set in as I delved further into the story. And eventually I couldn't put the book down.

Amber is stuck a coma. She's aware of her surroundings and knows she's been in accident, but can't remember much more than this. We hear her thoughts, as family and friends visit her in hospital and she tries to put the pieces of her shattered memory back together.

The narrative was compelling and gripping, with a totally unreliable narrator. I wasn't sure who to trust, what was real and what wasn't, how much was truth and how much was lies. The book is very cleverly plotted, unravelling layer by layer until the bitter end, with a fantastic twist.

Sometimes I Lie is definitely a book intended to baffle the reader. And it certainly did in my case. It's unpredictable, with plenty of shocks and surprises. Highly recommended!

I received an Advance Reader Copy.

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