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?

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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!

2 comments:

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

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    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. =)

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