Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney is an adult psychological thriller that has a lot of twists and turns.
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.
I don’t even want to summarize this one any more than that. I was literally hooked from the moment I read the above on the jacket of the book. This is a great example of how a good catch sells. As soon as I read that “Sometimes I lie.” I was like YES, I will read you!
Going into this book with the perception that this character lies, opens up the reader to so many questions and guesses, which is great for a psychological thriller. You literally are sitting there trying to figure out what the lie could be. Is there more than one lie? Is it all a lie? I loved that so much. I kept making these absurd guesses… and I was nowhere near the truth until closer toward the end of the book when the pieces started falling into place.
This book follows Amber Reynolds, an obsessive compulsive, internally unstable, woman through her present in a coma, the week before her mysterious accident, and a series of diaries from twenty years earlier. This narration actually helped add to that need to figure out the truth. You wanted to know how the past, more recent past and present connected.
All the above being said, I have to warn readers that this book has a lot of triggers. Like a lot, a lot. Literally there is **spoiler alert don’t read the next italics line if you want to be completely surprised** –rape, murder, loss of pregnancy, spousal issues, abuse both mentally and physically and so much more— literally, I couldn’t believe how much this woman goes through.. almost to an unbelievable level. If your not the overly sensitive type, your good. Things weren’t overly graphic but those triggers are definitely there.
I recommended this one for my book club with a caveat about the triggers. I really hope we still read this one because I’d love to get others opinions on it. This one gets 4.5 stars from me.
That’s all for now!