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Sometimes I Lie

by Alice Feeney

Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney X
Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney
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    Mar 13, 2018
    272 pages
    Genre: Thrillers

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  • Julie H.


    Page Turner
    This was one of those books where I kept telling myself "just one more chapter." The many plot twists kept me guessing until the very end. I really enjoyed how the author used the present, past, and childhood of the main character to give us insight into the truth behind the mystery. Definitely a fast read!
  • Chris (CA)


    Fantastic!
    I loved this book and I have been practically demanding that the people around me read it. I couldn't put it down. I started in the morning and all of a sudden it was dark outside. I would think I knew what was going on and then the author would throw a curveball. A couple times my jaw dropped at a plot development and I wondered how I had missed the clues. I definitely did not predict the ending. The author's prose is beautiful and compelling, and telling the twisted story in three time periods is clever. The troubled/troubling characters were well developed.

    As soon as I finished it, I decided I needed to reread it to look for what I had missed. I believe it would make a suspenseful, tense movie and now I understand it will be a TV series. I think book clubs would have a lot to talk about. Congrats to the author on a fantastic story that I will never forget. I can't wait for her next novel.
  • Dorothy G. (Naperville, IL)


    Loved it! My favorite book of the year.
    "Sometimes I Lie" overtook me with the author's unique writing style of moving us from present to past to distant past. Chapter by chapter more details are revealed about the main character, putting this book in the "can't put it down" category. I felt so many different emotions with each chapter, but overall I would consider this a thriller and a definite page turner! An exhilarating read for all and a great book to gift. Hoping Alice Feeney is already at work on her next book.
  • Debra V. (Kenosha, WI)


    Psychological Thriller!
    A psychological thriller in the style of "Gone Girl" or "The Dinner". The narrator of "Sometimes I Lie" is in a coma and the author uses her past and present to tell the story. I loved the use of Amber's deranged former ex and also her imaginary friend. Lots of plot twists and revelations — I went back through the story more than once for clarity. In the hands of Alice Feeney the psychological thriller is alive and well!
  • Barbara B. (Holbrook, NY)


    Sometimes I Lie
    The first two pages of this book had my palms sweating, my heart racing, and I was actually panting. I have never reacted to a book like this before. I have read a ton of suspense and psychological suspense books before. Of course, some of them made me a little jumpy. Or i made sure I wasn't alone when i was reading them. Nothing prepared me for how wonderful twisty and suspenseful this book was. Some are comparing it to Gone Girl. Absolutely not. This book gets going right out of the gate and never stops. I loved how it grabbed me and never let me go. This plot is crazy and I have never read anything like it. It really was wonderful. Kudos to the author.
  • Diana C. (Delray Beach, FL)


    Enthralling, from start to finish
    The narrator of this story is a woman in a coma. The circumstances by which she came to be in a coma are ambiguous at best and is just one of the myriad mysteries that eventually become unraveled. To call this book a psychological thriller doesn't begin to do it justice. There is so much to untangle in this story. Things proceed fairly simply until you are about three-quarters of the way through. It is then you realize everything you assumed to be true was nothing more than an illusion. Brilliantly crafted prose and deeply flawed characters only serve to make this story all the more disturbing. I haven't been this affected by a book's ending in a long, long time.
  • Laurie M. (Bellingham, WA)


    Outstanding dark and twisty thriller
    Hold onto your black, twisted, psychological thriller hat - this book is a DOOZY! Heck, just look at the title. The main character, Amber, is in a coma, she believes her husband has fallen out of love with her, and yes, sometimes she lies. And that is just the beginning. Told in three different time periods, debut author Feeney does a masterful job of stringing the audience along: Amber's story of "Now," as she experiences her present coma and all the visitors to her hospital room; Amber's story of the previous week prior to her car accident that precipitates the coma; and diaries from a long-ago childhood that tell of a poverty-stricken, loveless, abusive childhood and her best friend. An ex-boyfriend makes an appearance, while the husband and sister play pivotal parts, making one wonder what happened in this 'idyllic' adult life. The red herrings along the roadside are thick and plentiful, and you will find yourself crashing against them throughout the pages of this short, crisp, well-told thriller. I began this book on a Saturday morning, and closed the cover that same night while my husband wondered if my nose was ever going to rise from the pages. It is that kind of book. It will make a reader question the narrator (is she reliable or is she stringing us along?), question the ending (did this really just happen or did I miss something earlier?), and question when the next book by this author is coming out. In other words, this book is a HIT.

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