Friday, November 9, 2018

Book Review: Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

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?

My Review:
When I read the synopsis of Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney, I knew it was a book I had to read. The book synopsis makes it sound very interesting! I was feeling like I had made the wrong choice a little past halfway through the book. However, the second half definitely got interesting!

I enjoyed the world building. It was obvious that the author, Alice Feeney, was meticulous about the building of Sometimes I Lie. Everything felt very real, and I felt like I was experiencing everything first hand.

The pacing of Sometimes I Lie is very slow for a little over halfway through the book. I wasn't sure if I should continue reading because I was bored of this book. However, I am so glad I persevered. I was rewarded with a very fast paced second half that I couldn't get enough of!

As for the plot, it's explained early on with Amber being in a coma. It's just a matter of finding out what led up to the point of her being in a coma. There are so many plot twists in Sometimes I Lie! I never predicted any of them, and they are really well written plot twists as well. The plot twists continue right up to the end of Sometimes I Lie. I'm still scratching my head trying to figure this book out. (That's a good thing)!

Just like the first half of this book, the characters do start out a little boring. I found myself not caring or relating to any of the characters at first. However, once I got to the second half of Sometimes I Lie, I was very much interested in each character. Amber and Claire are very much interesting characters and have an interesting past. I will leave it at that.

There are themes of violence, alcohol, rape and some swear words in this book. I don't feel as if these situations were too over the top.

I would definitely recommend Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney. I would say that even though the first half is boring, hang on for the second half because you will happy you did. The plot twists in this book are amazing!


  1. Thanks Heather! I'd been humming & hawing about whether to get this or not - it's a yes from me!

    1. Thank you! Just stick with it if you're bored halfway through. It's definitely worth it because the second half will reward you. =)