Sometimes I Lie

Sometimes I Lie

by Feeney

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ISBN-13: 9780594873174
Publication date: 10/30/2018
Sales rank: 24,969
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

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Sometimes I Lie 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 45 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I've read yet !!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lots of unexpected twists. Could not put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just when you think you have the story figured out, another plot twist happens. Such great story and so original. I'm going to read it again just to see what else I missed now that I know the whole story! A must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great mystery, lots of twists and great characters. Well written
GirlWithNoSelfie More than 1 year ago
Amber the narrator wakes up, but she is not really awake. She is in a coma, but she can hear others around her as they come in and out of her hospital room. She is trying to figure out how she ended up there by piecing her life together – trying to remember what happened, and figure out what is true versus what is a flat out lie. The book rotates between her present time in the hospital (now), events leading up to the accident (then), and diary entries from her childhood (before). The book starts off slowly but it becomes a large tangled web fast. We deal with the woman in a coma, a pathological liar, an imaginary friend, an untrustworthy sister, a murderer, and the childhood diary. You will be making assumptions, but you will be wrong. There are so many secrets, memories, and stories – its hard to know what is true or real. I don’t usually swear, not when writing at least but Sometimes I Lie is one holy mother of tightly knotted twists and turns. It is the kind of psychological thriller that will have you saying WTF in the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read book in one day. Engrossing, but so confusing. The names of main characters keep changing with unclear and hard to follow explanation.. bizzare .
Jolie More than 1 year ago
Sometimes I Lie is one of those books that mess with your head. I started reading this book thinking that the book was going in one direction. I wasn’t expecting the plot twist at the end of the book. I also didn’t expect the mystery of who the second narrator was. The author did a great job keeping that person’s identity secret until the end of the book. Any book that can successfully keep plot twists hidden and use red herrings correctly is a book that I recommend to anyone!! Sometimes I Lie’s plot starts off with Amber waking up in the hospital. Having no memory of the accident, she realizes that there is something wrong with her. Her fears are confirmed when her husband and sister visit and start discussing why Amber is in a coma. She starts to relive the past few weeks, trying to figure out why she ended up in a coma. She needs to find out what happened leading up to the accident. She needs to remember what happened the night of the accident. She needs to wake up. But will she? I didn’t like Amber at first. Her issues made it very hard to like her. Once the book started getting into her past, my dislike for her started to wane. I started to feel bad for her. She had been through a lot and was starting to heal when the accident happened. But, the more the book went on, the more I realized that Amber caused her own issues. I also realized that Amber wasn’t as helpless or a victim as she liked to think she was. My feelings for her at the end of the book were mixed. I had mixed feelings about the journal entries when they started. At first, I couldn’t understand why they were included. But, as the story went on, I began to understand why the author chose to include them. I thought the author was genius for not naming either girl, except for the friend’s last name. It made me assume things that turned out to be wrong. Let’s talk about plot twists. I love a good plot twist….when they are done right. In Sometimes I Lie, they were definitely done right. I was shocked when things turned out the way they did. And the huge plot twist right at the end. I had to pick my jaw up off the floor. I would rate Sometimes I Lie for Adults only. There is language, violence, and sex. There is a sexual assault on a bedbound hospital patient. That could trigger people reading the book. There is also a miscarriage scene that could trigger. Depression, anxiety, and OCD are also discussed…along with an unnamed mental illness. I would recommend Sometimes I Lie to family and friends but I would warn about what I listed above. This is a book that I would reread. **I chose to leave this review after reading an advance reader copy**
Anonymous 5 months ago
Mesmerizing and frightening all at once. Being in a coma, not remembering what happened or who to trust. Twisted minds, and people not who you think they are. A satisfying read
Donna4242 8 months ago
This book turns then twists and very unpredictable! Loved it! Best book I've read in some time
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Did not expect the end!! Very good, took a great twist.
Candice_S More than 1 year ago
I have to say - sometimes I really love reading a book after the initial hype around it dies down. This was one of those books for me - I had heard mostly good things about it and I worked hard to stay away from spoilers. SO glad I did because THIS BOOK IS SO GOOD. I love myself a unique premise for a psychological thriller, and this book offers that in spades. Amber wakes up in a hospital - except she is in a coma and cannot remember what happened to her, only that she thinks maybe her husband was involved. Moving between present day, the week before her accident and the past, this is an un-put-downable rollercoaster ride. I LOVED this book - I loved the twists and turns coming left and right, the fact that you really felt you couldn't trust ANYONE in this story, and the constant state of suspense it kept you in. I'm really not going to offer anything more than that for this book, because every reader deserves to get into this one blind, spoiler free and ready for anything. It's a worthwhile roller coaster ride. TRIGGER WARNING - This book does feature very graphic sexual assault/rape, and if that is a sensitive topic for you, please tread carefully.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
UGH! Couldn't wait to finish this book! Just didn't get involved in it at all. Fake, unreal. Won't read sequel if it comes out.
Talkingt77 More than 1 year ago
WOW!! What a page turner. Twist and Turns that will take you over the edge! Such a well written suspenseful thriller. You will not be disappointed with the way this story unfolds. A great Book Club read, because you will want to discuss this book with everyone you meet. 1. It pulls you in fast. 2. It doesn't let you got. 3. It keeps you on your toes. #SpreadtheLie #SometimesILie
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow fantastic! A bit crazy and confusing but so fantastic and wild. It keeps you on your toes wow. I couldn't put it down. Absolutely loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too confusing !!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was sorry for this book to end! I hope a sequel will be coming out real soon!
Deb-Krenzer More than 1 year ago
This book has been on my TBR pile for a while. I kept looking at it and telling myself I needed to read that next. Somehow, it was always forgotten and I started on another one. That is until one day earlier this year. Apparently, my sub conscience was trying to tell me something. I really tried to get into this book. However, it just didn't happen for me. I think the premise was a great one, but it just wasn't working for me with the writing style. I just could not get into it. I did, however, like the fact that the book was written from the coma patient's point of view. I think the author did a great job with that part. Apparently, I am in the minority with my thoughts on the book, so it may just be me. I was glad to see that there were others who felt the same way though. Thanks to Flatiron Books for providing me with a free ARC in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
CrazyCat_Alex More than 1 year ago
I am one of the many that didn't get the many twists in the story. I had a hard time keeping up with all the secrets and turns. Not my kind of book, but, please, give it a try and judge for yourself. I chose to read this book and all opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. Thanks to NetGalley and Flatiron Books!
Anonymous 4 days ago
great read!
Anonymous 14 days ago
Getting to know that every patient needs attention. The story has a mixed plot and surprising end. Would have liked a clearer finish.
Anonymous 4 months ago
WOW%0A
Anonymous 7 months ago
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marykuhl 10 months ago
In the description of this book, Amber is in a coma, her husband doesn't love her and sometimes she lies. Amber believes that her husband has something to do with her being in the hospital. I started out reading this book and I really didn't like it. I didn't like Amber, I didn't like her sister Claire. I hated their parents. The only two people I liked were Matthew, her producer and Jo, her best friend. Neither of these characters had big parts. Then about half way through, this book turned around. I still didn't like the characters, but more was happening and it held my interest. This book is written in 3 different timelines. The first is the childhood diary, written between 1991 - 1992. This gives enough of the background, as the story goes on, to understand the writers childhood, her fears, her anger and her hurt. The 2nd timeline is December 2016 - 1 week before the accident. As this unfolds, we can see what the events were leading up to the accident. Then the 3rd and final timeline starts the day Amber realizes she is in a coma. She can hear things, she can feel things but she cannot communicate. She has dreams, she has memories, she has fears. A few readers have questioned if they has missed the "twist". There seem to be a few twists in this storyline. NO SPOILERS - the biggest one for me happens when the diaries are discovered by Paul, (Amber's husband). I had to re-read that section a few times to grasp what was really happening. The very end seemed to be left open. A bit of a cliffhanger perhaps. I found myself wondering, "where are the lies?". I also wondered why she appeared to have OCD, that didn't seem to be addressed. There were parts of the story that seemed unfinished or I had forgotten about them until I got close to the end, THEN they were all answered. Overall - 4*s since I found myself hating the characters, I had a hard time getting into the story. But I am glad that I stuck with it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amber Reynolds, 35, is married to Paul, an author, and she is in a coma. She wakes up in a hospital room. She can hear people around he, but she cannot open her eyes, speak, or move. People around her and attending her think she is still deep in a coma. She doesn’t remember what happened to put her there until she hears someone say that it was an automobile accident and that she went through the windshield. Amber works with the TV team called Coffee Morning which is headed up by Madeline, her boss. Amber has just learned that she may be fired because Madeline wants the show to herself. Amber had a difficult childhood with her mother who drank too much and her father who was just a loser. She had no real friends until she met a young girl named Taylor. They seemed to click well and became close friends. This was the time period when she started writing diaries as a result of a school assignment. It was something she continued to do throughout her childhood. Today, Amber is clinging to life and trying to make sense of what has happened to her. The story switches back and forth from the present to the past when Amber was a child. We see her relationships with her friend, Amber, her parents, her husband, and her co-workers. I found it difficult to keep up with what was going on and, quite frankly, was beginning to become rather bored with the book. However, I don’t like to not finish a book so I carried on. It is a sad, creepy, dark, and frightening story that should check all of the boxes for the thriller/mystery crowd. For myself, I would have preferred a story that was not so difficult to follow. I borrowed this book from my local library.