I’ve procrastinated audio books for some time, I just love the feeling of reading the classic paper book. But as life goes on and I get busier, I was missing my stories and just did not have time to sit down for a good read. I finally succumbed to the first free book on Audible, and now I’m hooked. Cooking dinner, cleaning house, working, I can multitask it anytime!
That brings me to our blog subject today, the fiction novel “Sometimes I Lie” by Alice Feeney . After reading “Sharp Edges” by Gillian Flynn, I was on a mystery kick. I did some hunting around and stumbled upon this highly reviewed novel and I was in!
Overall Rating: 4/5 Stars
Would Recommend? Yes
If you like stressful and plot twisting books, this is the one for you. It starts out as the narrator and main character in the story explains,
“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 has been in a horrible accident, and can not move or speak but can hear the things around her. She also cannot remember what led up to the accident at all, so strains to listen to the world around her to find out what happened. The timeline jumps quite a bit in this story, as it unfolds itself in extremely unexpected ways. Titled with things such as “Before” “Then” “Now” and “After” are used to describe the time period jumps, a creative factor I really loved.
As the story reveals itself, it so easily pits you against the characters it wants you to, and in the end you are just sitting there slack-jawed wondering how you didn’t put the pieces together sooner and remembering all the warning signs.
The only thing that kept me from giving 5 stars for this book is a part of the story that would be a spoiler, but I will say there was something at the end that I wasn’t sure of the authors intentions. Also I would throw out a big trigger warning for sexual assault in there, if you aren’t comfortable with that sort of material please pick another book.
I hope this helps you along your reading adventures! Highly recommend both the book itself, and Audible for audio book listening.
Be back soon,