Plano Reads: Sometimes I Lie

Read our review of Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney, a Mystery Book Club pick for March.

You can join us to virtually discuss Sometimes I Lie on March 18 at 7 p.m. using Zoom! Register online here.

Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney

Also available as an eBook

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?

Sometimes I Lie is intriguing from the start. Amber’s experience of being in a coma, but still hearing and feeling everything that happens around her, is horrific at the very least. Feeney expertly ties in the three narratives of Amber’s current coma state, the weeks leading up to her coma, and childhood diaries from the early 1990s. As the suspense grows (and twists and turns in the story abound), we learn more about the events leading up to the accident that caused Amber’s coma. What (if anything) is Amber lying about?

Fans of psychological suspense authors such as B. A. Paris and A. J. Finn will surely love this shocking and twisted novel.

Emery, librarian
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Alice Feeney is a writer and journalist. She spent fifteen years at the BBC, where she worked as a reporter, news editor, arts and entertainment producer and One O’clock News producer.

Her debut novel, Sometimes I Lie, was a New York Times and international bestseller. It has been translated into over twenty languages, and is being made into a TV series by Ellen DeGeneres and Warner Bros. starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Alice has lived in London and Sydney and has now settled in the Surrey countryside. She writes in her shed with her dog; a giant black Labrador who is scared of feathers.

His & Hers is Alice’s third novel published on July 28th, 2020.

These titles available on OverDrive, the Libby app, and through PPL:

I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh |eBook|

The Breakdown by B. A. Paris |eBook| eAudiobook|

The Woman in the Window by A. J. Finn |eBook | eAudiobook)

The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll |eBook | eAudiobook)

Give Me Your Hand by Megan Abbott |eBook | eAudiobook|

The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides |eBook | eAudiobook|

Pursuit by Joyce Carol Oates |eBook| eAudiobook |

The Wife Between Us Greer Hendricks |eBook| eAudiobook|


Join us to virtually discuss Sometimes I Lie on March 18 at 7 p.m. using Zoom! Register online here.

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