Sometimes I Lie: ARC Review

Sometimes I LieAuthor: Alice Feeney
Publisher: Flatiron Books
US Pub Date: March 13, 2018

In Two Sentences:
When Amber wakes in a hospital unable to move, she realizes she is unable to remember how she got there. Alternating between the recent past, childhood past and present, the question of what is a lie and what is the truth.

My Thoughts:

This was very… underwhelming. Anyone who’s been on my blog before knows I LOVE thrillers, psychological, physical, anything. All I really need is a new premise and I’m happy…. usually. The only thing that kept me going through the first half of the book was the beautiful writing.

I was excited for the fresh perspective promised in this book. It didn’t seem that fresh though. It was just bland. I didn’t care about anything that was happening. I didn’t get the whole unreliable narrator bit. The whole thing was surrounded upon the premise that sometimes she lies and it wasn’t so much lying as not knowing the whole truth.

It took 160 out of the 258 for something interesting to actually happen. Then when it did it was just in spurts and then nothing happened for another long while and then another thing happened and then it was forgotten again.

There were a couple of pieces of the mystery/ thriller part I enjoyed but those parts were infuriatingly not expanded upon. There was so much potential to this book and it just fell flat.

If I liked it more I would read it again so I can see all the twists coming, but it was hard for me to get through the first time so I’m not going to reread it.

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