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Today, I'll be discussing April 2018's most popular novel, Sometimes I Lie.
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.
One day, Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can’t move. She can’t speak. She can’t open her eyes. Nonetheless, she can hear everyone around her, and they have no idea. Amber doesn’t remember what happened, but she has a feeling her husband might be involved.
Alternating between her paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from twenty years ago, this psychological thriller asks:
Is something really a lie if you believe it's the truth?
I'd been waiting to get my hands on Alice Feeney's debut for months, and after reading Sometimes I Lie, I assure all readers this one is a must.
Feeney's debut is a dark, captivating narrative that begs one question: who can you actually trust?
Sometimes I Lie is well-written and brilliantly developed. Feeney's writing style is not only easy to understand and follow, it's hypnotizing—which makes her first novel unputdownable.
Along with its superb writing style, Sometimes I Lie hooks readers with its enticing plot and fascinating set of characters. Despite the plot being fantastic, the book's cast is what makes this thriller a favorite.
Although the book is exceptional, the ending is a bit discouraging. Most audience members are fans of plot twists, but there is such thing as too many. As a reader, there is nothing more important than closure at the end of a story, and because of this, a vague conclusion makes the reading experience quite frustrating.
After discussing Sometimes I Lie with @aprilsbookshelf and @flippingpageswithjess and reading reviews on Goodreads, I noticed that I wasn't the only one who was left feeling confused. As a matter of fact, the majority voiced feelings of uncertainty in the moments after finishing the book.
It wasn't until a while after the discussions, that I was able to decipher the ending. Nonetheless, this took away from what could've been a 5-star novel.
While the ending may be a bit chaotic, there's no doubt that Sometimes I Lie is a great pick, especially for those who enjoy the thriller, mystery, and crime genres. However, if you're not up for decoding the story, it's best to pick up another novel!
Have you read Sometimes I Lie? What did you think?