‘Sometimes I Lie’ Should Be The Next Thriller On Your Reading List

Sometimes I Lie
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I make a point to read at least one book per week. Even though I try my best to alternate genres, I end up reading thrillers more than anything else. I have a Gone Girl tattoo printed across my arm. I have hundreds of novels adorning my shelves (and sucking battery from my Kindle). I have high standards for my fiction.

That being said, Sometimes I Lie was the best book I have read in 2018. It kept me interested since the first page with this opening:

“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.”

I love unreliable narrators. I love having to pay close attention to the words I’m reading to figure out whether I should take them at face value or whether they are complete bullshit. I love playing detective while I read. I love twists and turns and being slapped in the face by the unexpected.

AJ Finn, author of The Woman in The Window (the only other thriller I have read this year which I would highly highly recommend) has called it: “Boldly plotted, tightly knotted―a provocative true-or-false thriller that deepens and darkens to its ink-black finale. Marvelous.”

The only thing better than the surprises strewn about the pages is the language. Here’s a little taste of the author’s voice:

“The sound of the cork being pulled from the bottle is less satisfying than normal. I hold it in my fingers for a second. From some angles it still looks perfect, you’d never know it was so damaged on the inside.”

Alice Feeny has created a debut novel that you will want to read in one sitting, but if you’re searching for a book to read on a plane or between classes or on the beach once the weather finally settles down, you should still pick up a copy of Sometimes I Lie.

I’m not lying when I say it’s the best thing you’ll read this year. TC mark

The truth is that you can be struggling and still be loved.

You don’t have to solve your whole life tonight. You just have to show up and try. Focus on the most immediate thing in front of you. You’ll figure out the rest along the way.

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