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Summary

"Boldly plotted, tightly knotted--a provocative true-or-false thriller that deepens and darkens to its ink-black finale. Marvelous." --AJ Finn, author of The Woman in the Window

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 paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from twenty years ago, this brilliant psychological thriller asks: Is something really a lie if you believe it's the truth?


Author Notes

Alice Feehey is a writer and journalist who was born in the United Kingdom. She spent 16 years at the BBC, where she worked as a Reporter, News Editor, Arts and Entertainment Producer and One O¿clock News Producer. Alice has lived in London and Sydney and has now settled in the Surrey countryside. Her debut novel Sometimes I Lie made the bestseller list in 2018.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Almost nothing is as it initially appears in BBC News veteran Feeney's bold if overambitious debut, a serpentine tale of betrayal, madness, and murder. Amber Reynolds, a radio show presenter, is lying in a London-area hospital in a coma the day after Christmas, body unresponsive but mind alert, struggling to piece together what happened to her-and whether it has anything to do with Paul, her husband (whom the police suspect), or Claire, the younger sister she fears Paul's fallen for. Not to mention the menacing man who sneaks into her hospital room. But as days pass and memories flood back-both from the turbulent previous weeks, when she was fighting to keep her job and near-frantic about Paul being unfaithful, and from the particularly fraught year when she was 11-it becomes clear that this is an infinitely more sinister story. Feeney packs the final 60-odd pages with a series of head-spinning and, in some cases, head-scratching plot twists; the overall effect is to leave readers wondering exactly what happened-and how much of Amber's account they can believe. Feeney is definitely a writer to watch. Agent: Jonny Gellar, Curtis Brown. (Mar.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

Amber has just become aware that she is in a hospital, in a coma. While she can hear what is going on around her, she can't move, even to open her eyes. She hears that she was in a car accident and went through a window. She hears that the police think her husband had something to do with it. She hears the doctor threatening her, putting something in her IV. When Amber flashes back to a few weeks before and the time leading up to the accident, she starts to piece together why she is there. Amber also flashes back to childhood, to a sometimes sinister ten-year-old's diary, which never mentions her younger sister Claire. In pieces and fragments, the story slowly comes together, only to change as soon as readers think they have a handle on what is true and what isn't. Stephanie Racine reads with the right amount of fear, urgency, and sly treachery. Her performance helps to confuse readers as the story becomes more and more convoluted, with each surprise bigger than the next. VERDICT A fun thriller with a terrifically twisted ending that fans of Gone Girl and Girl on a Train will love.-Terry Ann Lawler, Phoenix P.L. © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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