Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

Sometimes I Lie

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 para...

Details Sometimes I Lie

TitleSometimes I Lie
Release DateMar 13th, 2018
PublisherFlatiron Books
GenreThriller, Mystery, Fiction, Mystery Thriller, Psychological Thriller

Reviews Sometimes I Lie

  • Emily May
    There are three things you should know about me:1. I'm in a coma.2. My husband doesn't love me any more.3. Sometimes I lie. HOLY MOTHER OF TWISTS.I'm not usually a fan of books that hang everything on their twists or reveals, but it seems I can make an exception when my mind explodes multiple times from all the surprises. This is a book where it's important to go into it knowing as little as possible, which makes it difficult to review. But I sha...
  • Susanne Strong
    5 StarsAbsolutely Fanfrakkingtastic!A Crazy, Intriguing, Twisty-Turny Psychological Thriller that Makes Your Heart Pound and leaves you Completely Dumbfounded. I am not lying or trying to josh you. Upon finishing "Sometimes I Lie," I re-read the last few pages over and over and then I just sat there, staring out, shocked; wild eyed - almost in disbelief. You've heard about the plot:My name is Amber Reynolds.There are three things you should know ...
  • Deanna
    ALL THE STARS !!!!Amber Reynolds wakes up and doesn’t know where she is. For a moment she wonders if it might be a hotel. But then she realizes she’s in a hospital. She doesn’t know how she got there.Why can’t she open her eyes?She knows her name, that she’s thirty-five years old, and that she’s married to Paul. Memories come but she pushes them away. Something very bad has happened but she can’t remember what or when. “Why isn’...
  • Maureen
    ** 4.5 STARS**All psychological thrillers mess with your head, that's what we expect, but Alice Feeney has taken it a step further with this clever, compelling story. A story related to us by Amber Reynolds as she lies in a hospital bed whilst in a coma.I really don't want to give anything away here - it would be way too easy to give away a crucial segment of the plot and spoil the whole thing for anyone else, let's just say that this is possibly...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    I'd like to thank Macmillan Audio and Goodreads Giveaways for this copy! 🖤 I never have as much time to plow through Audio books as I do print, due to small children, but don't let the amount of time I took getting through this fool you. I've seen varied reviews of this one and I'm definitely on the love it side of the spectrum! While I was expecting a little bit of the ending (only because I'd heard of this book many moons ago from my U.K. Fr...
  • Kaceey
    Wow! Now that my friend, is a thriller!!Amber wakes up in the hospital, able to hear everyone around her. Only she can’t move a muscle, can’t speak a single word. She is trapped in her own body and has no way to communicate. How did she get here? What happened?What a finely-crafted whodunit!! It will have you questioning absolutely everything! What’s real, what isn’t! What’s the truth, and what’s a lie! As the story unfolded and I tri...
  • karen
    NOW AVAILABLE!!!People are not mirrors - they don’t see you how you see yourself.a careful, careful tiptoe review for a book whose hook is how twisty its twists, how shocking its conclusion.the publisher-letter slipped into this ARC says:It has an ending that completely messes with your head in the very best sense - and if you can see it coming, you’re smarter than everyone I know!which is the best way to sell a book to me. i’m positive tha...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    5 clever blockbuster stars to Sometimes I Lie 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 Here’s all you really need to know: 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.The very start of the book says it best! From the beginning, you don’t know who to trust or even what is real! I was so excited to read this book with my Traveling Sisters that I coul...
  • Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
    Oh. My. God.The twists in this book have literally turned my brain to mush. I'm sitting here dumbfounded by the final twist unable to find more words to do this book justice. This book is one of the best twisty-turny psychological thrillers Ive ever read. Pure genius and you won't see half of it coming until it slaps you across the face.The plot sizzles. It's electrifying and intriguing. A woman in a coma. Secrets. A past that impacts the present...
  • Meredith
    Sometimes I Lie is all kinds of crazy! Here’s the thing-- l love crazy, but in this case it was just too unbelievable. I just couldn’t suspend my disbelief long enough to get sucked in and love this book like I wanted to! Three narratives intersect:A woman lies in a hospital bed in a coma. She can hear everything that is going on around her but cannot communicate to let those who love her know that something is very wrong. Switch to days bef...
  • Carol (Bookaria)
    I swallowed this book in two, big gulps!The book starts with Amber waking up in a hospital unable to move but able to listen and smell everything around her. She's in a coma! She can't remember how she ended up there but little by little she starts reconstructing the events from the conversations of her visitors and memories. Amber suspects her husband and maybe her sister but is not sure... This was an excellent psychological thriller! The story...
  • Melisa
    Here’s the thing about hyped books: some people read it and rave, the reviews spread like wildfire and you get your hopes up for some false promise of something out of this world only to be inevitably let down. I get it, it’s happened to me too. But please, reader, *try* to go into this one with an open mind and no preconceived notions and just enjoy the ride. Because it is quite a ride to enjoy. So this isn’t really a review but more of a ...
  • Holly B
    A main character who is in a coma and sometimes lies. I'm all in!Quite a spellbinding read from start to finish! We are not sure how Amber ended up in the hospital in this coma , but she does admit that sometimes she lies. This was like a puzzle and I was trying to put the pieces together, but couldn't entirely trust all the pieces. Very cleverly written and I loved hearing what Amber was thinking while in this coma sizing up everyone in the room...
  • Diane S ☔
    From the title alone, one knows they will more than likely be dealing with an unreliable narrator. Not to believe everything you are reading, and not to even try to figure out where this is going. Despite knowing this going in, this novel still made my head spin. I began to doubt everything I was being told, or most of it, and honestly couldn't figure out where this was going. I liked that, it has been a very long time since I have read a novel q...
  • Theresa Alan
    For a good portion of this novel, I couldn’t decide if I liked it or not. I will say that I read it over the course of twenty-four hours because I COULD NOT STOP reading it, so that’s certainly something. Amber Reynolds tells her story from her hospital bed where she’s in a coma. She can hear the voices of nurses, her husband, and her sister, but she can’t react to them in anyway. She shares her tale of what happened in the few days leadi...
  • Esil
    4 solid stars.This is a good book to read during the Winter Olympics, because the twists seem to come at the same pace as moguls. A real head spinner —more than any other suspense novel I remember reading. In fact I must admit that I’ve re-read the last few pages a few times and I’m still trying to figure out if I got it right.There are a lot of enthusiastic reviews for this one, and many suggest going in blind. I agree. It opens with the n...
  • Laura
    I read so many psychological thrillers that they tend to blend together. It is often hard for a novel to be twisty enough. So when you go into a book knowing nothing except the protagonists name and three things about her including that she sometimes lies. never want to quite believe anything she says. We know she's a liar, so should it be easy enough to predict the lies? It was an interesting question I posed myself and found that even...
  • JanB
    Amber wakes up but she can't move a muscle, not even to open her eyes. She soon realizes she's in a coma, totally lucid but unable to move. She can hear everything that is happening around her and gradually discovers she had a car accident and is in the hospital in a coma. She has no memory of the accident.What follows is a narrative by Amber, with the chapters alternating between the week before the accident and the current day with Amber trying...
  • Gary
    I was intrigued by the opening passage in this novel and just had to discover more about it.'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.'Written in the same style as other recent successful psychological thriller novels such as 'Girl on a train', this book was an excellent read. A well crafted novel that is well paced, full of good charac...
  • Lindsay
    3.5 starsThis was a twisty, creepy, suspenseful story revolving around Amber who is in a coma after an unknown event occurs. The narration switches from Then – Amber before the coma, and Now – Amber while in the coma. It was very interesting to follow Amber’s thoughts as a coma patient who could hear all going on around her, but could not interact. I also enjoyed the journal entry chapters from Amber’s past. I think my overall enjoyment o...
  • Amy
    Keeping with the theme of this book I’ll be reviewing this by telling you three things you should know about Sometimes I Lie and why I think it’s a must read in 2018 for psychological thriller fans!1. It’s addictive, the true definition of unputdownable AND is also unpredictable. Twisty is not even an accurate description but it’s the best I can do, there was so much that was completely unexpected that I’m afraid to discuss the plot at ...
  • Skyler Autumn
    2 Stars This book is absolutely raved about on Goodreads, tons of 5 star reviews and I'm sorry I'm going to have to fall in the minority here by saying, "no I don't like you book!" This book follows our protagonist Amber as she wakes up in the hospital, in a coma with no memory of the past 24 hours as she attempts to work out in her mind how and what and why this is all happening to her. We as readers are trapped in the head of a less then relia...
  • Ειρήνη Βαρδάκη
    Το ταλέντο της Alice Feeney λέει πολλά... Η ευφυΐα της τα πάντα.Βίαια εθιστικό!
  • ☘Misericordia☘ ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ❂❤❣
    Q: The house didn’t explode exactly. (c) I seem to be picking the books with the most unimaginably fucked-up heroes lately. I wonder what it tells about me, my luck, my choices, my preferences, etc? BEWARE OF SPOILERS! Q: People are not mirrors, they don’t see you how you see yourself. (c) Poignant and engrossing to the point of obsession. Unputdownable and read in a single sitting. Q: I’ll always remember what she said then. I’m always g...
  • Dennis
    4.5/5 stars.Hold up, let me pick my jaw up from the floor please. Wow.Alice Feeney's Sometimes I Lie is a prime example of how unreliable narrators should be! We start the story with Amber Reynolds in a coma fighting for her life and confused as to how she got there. Her sister Claire and husband Paul are both extremely worried for her and can't provide any additional information on how Amber ended up in the hospital. The points of view for So...
  • Hajar Benmazhar
    I kept telling myself, just one more chapter, just one more…well guess what? I had no self control when it came to this book.“People think that good and bad are opposites but they’re wrong, they’re just a mirror image of one another in broken glass.”This is an incredibly intriguing page-turner. The plot is skilfully-written and the characters, well some of them are pretty messed-up, to say the least.I didn’t find the big twist that su...
  • Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books)
    After finding herself in a hospital, Amber realizes she can't move. She also can't speak, or open her eyes. She's in a coma, but she can hear everything happening around her. She can't remember what happened that landed her in the hospital, but she knows it wasn't good, and by listening to the chatter of people coming in and out of her hospital room, she knows the police suspect her husband. Alternating between the week prior to her accident, he...
  • Christine
    This is a tough one for me to review. I really didn’t get on with this. It was a quick psychological drama, that probably should have been entitled ‘The Girl in the Coma’.It is the mystery of Amber. Amber is lying unconsious, in a hospital bed. We follow her thoughts, as she tries to piece together her life. She is in a world of her own; with a few members of her family visiting her and hospital staff providing care. How did she get there? ...
  • Dana
    This is the best psychological thriller I have read in years. After becoming jaded with the same plot and twist to every thriller on the market being dubbed as the next Gone Girl, I had given up reading thrillers for almost a year. This one renewed my interest in the genre.There is not much I can say without giving anything away.....but the book blurb and cover tells you what you need to know::My name is Amber Reynolds.There are three things you ...
  • Liz Barnsley
    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...