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
ISBN9780008225353
Author
Release DateMar 23rd, 2017
PublisherHQ
LanguageEnglish
GenreThriller, Mystery, Fiction, Mystery Thriller, Suspense, Psychological Thriller
Rating

Reviews Sometimes I Lie

  • Emily May
    2017-11-16
    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
    2017-05-09
    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
    2018-02-09
    ALL THE STARS !!!!Amber Reynolds wakes up and doesnt know where she is. For a moment she wonders if it might be a hotel. But then she realizes shes in a hospital. She doesnt know how she got there.Why cant she open her eyes?She knows her name, that shes thirty-five years old, and that shes married to Paul. Memories come but she pushes them away. Something very bad has happened but she cant remember what or when. Why isnt he here? But she may alre...
  • Maureen
    2017-03-18
    ** 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...
  • Kaceey
    2018-01-30
    Wow! Now that my friend, is a thriller!!Amber wakes up in the hospital, able to hear everyone around her. Only she cant move a muscle, cant 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! Whats real, what isnt! Whats the truth, and whats a lie! As the story unfolded and I tried wrapping my bra...
  • Skyler Autumn
    2018-02-06
    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...
  • Chelsea Humphrey
    2017-08-12
    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...
  • Meredith
    2018-02-14
    Sometimes I Lie is all kinds of crazy! Heres the thing-- l love crazy, but in this case it was just too unbelievable. I just couldnt 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 before he...
  • Crumb
    2018-04-08
    They say a picture is worth a thousand words.. do you agree?There were these moments.. And definitely this:There were moments where there were feelings of:But overall, I felt like this:
  • karen
    2017-11-16
    oooh, goodreads choice awards semifinalist for best mystery & thriller 2018! what will happen?People are not mirrors - they dont 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, youre smarter than everyo...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    2017-05-09
    5 clever blockbuster stars to Sometimes I Lie 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 Heres all you really need to know: My name is Amber Reynolds. There are three things you should know about me: 1. Im in a coma. 2. My husband doesnt love me anymore. 3. Sometimes I lie.The very start of the book says it best! From the beginning, you dont know who to trust or even what is real! I was so excited to read this book I couldnt wait for its release in the US. I had t...
  • Maxine (Booklover Catlady)
    2017-03-01
    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...
  • j e w e l s
    2018-03-13
    FOUR STARSThis book is best read quickly. Perfect for a plane or train ride. There is a flow to the lies, the twists and the plot. The twists intensify and once you think you have it figured out....you sure as hell don't. The addictive writing is very nicely done and the author presents the most unreliable narrator in recent memory: Amber Reynolds. The plot is compelling and tense, it reminds me of one of my old favorites Before I Go to Sleep. Ho...
  • Theresa Alan
    2018-03-08
    For a good portion of this novel, I couldnt 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 thats certainly something. Amber Reynolds tells her story from her hospital bed where shes in a coma. She can hear the voices of nurses, her husband, and her sister, but she cant react to them in any way. She shares her tale of what happened in the few days leading up to th...
  • Melisa
    2018-01-07
    Heres 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, its 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 isnt really a review but more of a recommend...
  • Holly B
    2017-05-06
    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...
  • Evgnossia O'Hara
    2018-04-11
    Review was originally published on Through the Chapters|Blog*4.5 stars* "Sometimes the right thing to do is wrong, but thats just life." Sometimes I lie because I have to. Sometimes I lie because I need to. Sometimes I lie because I want to.We all lie for multiple reasons. Sometimes the lies are harmless or even essential to heal the ones we love. But, there are some other types of lies that destroy families, careers and lives.You may wonder wh...
  • Carol (Bookaria)
    2017-07-16
    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...
  • Jennifer Masterson
    2018-03-27
    2.5 ⭐. This is a review of the audio version. I know that Im in the very minority but this was just too crazy. I found the first half of the book very creepy. It almost read a bit like horror for me. Maybe thats because I hate hospitals. Im not sure. Then came a point in which the book took on massive twists and soooooo many twists. The last couple hours of audio were over the top in my opinion. Too many outrageous twists!!! It was like Gone Gi...
  • Diane S ☔
    2018-01-11
    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...
  • Elyse Walters
    2018-05-26
    Audiobook.....Library Overdrive....read by Stephanie RacineI was itching to throw in the towel. I got fidgety - bored - and confused- but kept listening because of the many FANTASTIC, UNPREDICTABLE & GREAT READ, high ratings. I waited - and waited ( soaking in my pool was nice) - for a SPARK of genuine interest to kick in. It picked up a little - but overall this story gave me brain pain! A woman in a coma with all her shticks - and self pity wh...
  • ☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~ ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣
    2017-11-30
    Q: The house didnt 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 dont see you how you see yourself. (c) Poignant and engrossing to the point of obsession. Unputdownable and read in a single sitting. Q: Ill always remember what she said then. Im always going to look...
  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    2018-01-11
    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 Ambers 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 Ambers past. I think my overall enjoyment of this novel...
  • Linda
    2018-03-20
    Believe me........Not all the chess pieces have been placed on this gameboard.Alice Feeney creates a storyline with a "dig and delve" theme here. Prepare yourself for the task of sifting through, chapter by chapter, of what is really real and what is really not.Case in point: Amber Reynolds wakes up in a hospital bed in which she can hear the voices around her, but she cannot react in a physical manner. Our girl is in what's perceived to be a dee...
  • Felicia
    2019-05-09
    I liken this story to a ride on Space Mountain at Disneyland. If you're unfamiliar with this iconic ride, it's an indoor rollercoaster IN THE DARK. It's dark. It's thrilling. It's disorienting. And you never see the twists coming.Even with all the hype, this book still exceeded my expectations. 4.5 Stars ⭐
  • Taryn
    2018-04-03
    We are all just ghosts of the people we hoped that we were and counterfeit replicas of the people we wanted to be. Amber Reynolds wakes up in a hospital bed. She's conscious but unable to move or speak. Even though she can't remember anything about the incident that caused her injuries, she's certain that her husband has something to do with it. As the professional and marital troubles that plague her present and the traumas that defined her p...
  • Joey R.
    2018-07-26
    After reading this book, I went to the review section and discovered this book has elicited some of the strongest reactions of any book I have read. It seems that readers either love this book or hate it. Put me in the list of readers who believe this to be one of the best thrillers I have read this year. I admit to being a big fan of books that rely on unreliable narrators because the books are so unpredictable and much more entertaining to read...
  • emma
    2018-12-30
    I might need to stop reading thrillers.This is, to put it simply, a bummer. I enjoy being scared by books. I like stories with twists and fast plots. I want to be spooked and surprised. I appreciate a heart-pounding, pulse-speeding read on occasion.I thought thats what thrillers were supposed to be. But it turns out I was wrong.Actually, thrillers are none of those things. They are slow and boring. They may have a twist or two, or what is suppose...
  • Laura
    2016-12-14
    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. Well..you 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
    2018-01-13
    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...