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Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

Sometimes I Lie

by Alice Feeney

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    In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware (flying_monkeys)
    flying_monkeys: For readers who enjoy a thriller that starts off in the present, after the "incident" happened, told by someone who may (or may not) be an unreliable narrator, with flashbacks that lead up to the "incident."

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Sigh. I hate to give this review, but......it just seemed like another of the same. So similar and predictable to many like it being published lately. Now granted, I didnโ€™t guess the exact particulars but the overall formula was just tired. Maybe I read too much, but I keep hoping will surprise me like โ€œGone Girlโ€ did. ( )
  LMJenkins | Nov 28, 2018 |
I could not put this one down and want to find more from this author. It really had me guessing until the end. ( )
  TeresaChristensen | Nov 7, 2018 |
Upfront disclaimer: I don't seem to hold the majority opinion.

While the reviews are positive overall, this type of story is right in my honeypot, and I had this on hold through my library since it was released and was anticipating getting sucked into it. Too bad it didn't play out that way.

It turned out to be an overhyped, ham-handed stinker - bananas, but not in a fun way.

What's good: the 123 teaser on the first page.
What's not so good: everything else.

Three observations without spoilers:

1) Apparently there's a hornet's nest of psychopaths operating independently out there - there are at least 3 if not more represented in this book alone. That's not psychological suspense, that's zero probability.

2) There's a sexual assault on a person who is in a highly vulnerable state. It's completely gratuitous. In fact, the entire subplot/character is just like a big WTH because it's all so bizarre and unnecessary.

3) The ending is supposed to rock your world. It didn't rock mine. Not because it wasn't a twist but because - by that time - I was hoping for a nihilist natural disaster that would wipe out all the characters, because there wasn't a single one I cared anything about. Or, at least for my memory to be wiped.

Needless to say, I don't recommend this one. ( )
  angiestahl | Oct 2, 2018 |
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By Alice Feeney
Flatiron Books

The story begins with Amber in the hospital - in a coma. Can't move, speak, or open her eyes. But she can hear everything around her, but no one realizes it...
The story alternates between her paralyzed state ("Now"), a week before the accident (Then") and memories from her childhood diary ("Before").
I loved all the twists, but the final twists left me speechless. It brings full circle the lifeline of a lie...
....a lie told enough times may become someone elses truth......
...is something really a lie, if you believe it is the truth....
Fantastic story, perfect pace....Highly Recommended! ( )
  over.the.edge | Sep 16, 2018 |
This was another psychological thriller with an unreliable narrator and a cast of unlikable characters. The story itself was interesting, but it is always frustrating with a narrator that isn't trustworthy. "I didn't recognize the voice..." Yes you did! Don't tell us you didn't!

The twist at the end was interesting, although it did all wrap up with more questions than answers. Personally I like books that wrap up and the ends are tied. When I can't figure out why something happened or a loose end that was left hanging, it bothers me in books like this. I guess, for me, it's just tough when you don't know who to root for because none of the characters were being honest and likable. ( )
  Sbojo32 | Sep 7, 2018 |
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Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can't move. She can't speak. She can't open her eyes. Though she can hear everyone around her, no one knows because she's in a coma. But she doesn't remember what happened. And she has a sneaking 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, the narratives build and collide for an ending that leaves readers speechless. This novel delves into the blurred gap between who we are and who we'd like to be.… (more)

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