Publication Date March 2017 from HQ
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 loved this book because it was utterly gripping. UTTERLY gripping. And twisty. Gripping and twisty. Everything you want from your psychological thrillers.
Admittedly at first glance I thought it would be pretty samey. Sometimes you feel like you’ve read them all already but the thing with Sometimes I Lie is that somehow it feels very fresh. I think its probably the character voice – we hear from Amber as she lies in a coma, what has happened we are not sure, but right at the start she warns us that sometimes she lies.
But not all the time. Sometimes I Lie is clever in its construction, keeps you on your toes and although I pride myself on unravelling the most twisted of twisty tales before the end Alice Feeney kept me off balance. Then threw in an ending that I rather loved because it was edgy and beautifully shocking.
The writing is cool beans, descriptively engaging and there are some extraordinarily good characters in here. Amber, yes but also those around her who are filtered through her eyes and through what we hear of them in the hospital room. The twists when they come are not glaring but subtle and beautifully placed and I read this really fast. I just had to know.
Overall definitely one to watch next year. We seem to be getting another year chock full of twisty tales and whilst we’ll have to take the rough with the smooth on that, there are going to be some really really great reads – Sometimes I Lie is definitely one of them and comes highly recommended from me.
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