Everyone raves about this book and I was just "Huh!!" I never do that, you guys! “Sometimes I lie.” Amber lies to so many people throughout the novel—her husband, her sister, her colleagues, even herself. I don’t have the attention span to focus on anything for that long (well, maybe video games, but I have to be in the right mood. It had so much potential , but in the end I was really disappointed. I liked the shorter span between the duelling timelines. Anyways, back to Sometimes I Lie, I’m torn between two possibilities. 2. Sometimes I lie. There are three things you should know about me: 1. Sometimes I lie because I want to. Welcome back. Plot Twisty-ness: Everything but the kitchen sink. This is how Alice Feeney's debut novel, Sometimes I Lie, starts. Can anybody shed some light? Amber expresses concerns about her looks, her body not being as it. Sometimes I lie. If you liked Gone Girl or The Girl on the Train, you… Either, one, like you said, she has schizophrenia. It's totally fascinating. Sometimes the lie wins like in Following, Memento, or in the case of Angier in The Prestige. Q&A: ALICE FEENEY, AUTHOR OF SOMETIMES I LIE Flatiron Books; March 13, 2018. I like complicated plots… I was so enamoured that I read it over one Saturday afternoon. The childhood diaries were a part I wasn’t expecting, it was great to see Amber’s childhood, and it explained a lot. The plot twist are clumsy and forced, and in the end you think - the whole story is a lie, so why did I bother reading it. Amber doesn’t remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. But she can hear everything that's going on around her. Again, i believe that’s because Claire was their biological child and Taylor was the adopted child who burnt down her parents house. But I'm still not really sure what to … She can’t speak. Amber's story is told nonlinearly, in three different time periods: Now, Then (the week leading up to the present) and Before (diary entries from about 15 years earlier). "Sometimes the right thing to do is wrong, but that’s just life." Do you think she always knew when she was lying? Amber wakes up in a hospital. This woman believed in her lie for so long that it became her reality. In the end, I feel like I’ve read a banging thriller that truly was full of twists and turns. Anything more that I want to say could be classed as a spoiler. I also think that Clair wasn't actually in the car, that Amber was the one driving and she caused the accident, or she had a small mental breakdown and it was an accident. This was so good right from page one. I just finished listening to the audiobook of Sometimes I Lie, by Alice Feeney, and I need to talk to someone about the ending. She can’t speak. Because she so badly wanted the life she lived, she imagined herself “Taylor” as the fortunate one and “Claire” as the unfortunate. She can hear everyone around her, but they don’t know she can. The entry she tore out the book that said “Taylor told me to” was actually her literally telling herself to do it. 3. First, let's go over the ending. Burying myself in the defeatist comfort of nihilism, but also placing a salt circle around my entire life. ( Log Out / Sometimes I Lie (Feeney) - Author Bio. She can’t move. I didn't think that while reading, did i miss something? The only thing I'm interested in knowing is: What was the authors intensions when writing the story/ending. Dang it! Alice Feeney’s follow-up to her best-selling 2017 whodunit “Sometimes I Lie” features that inescapable staple of the modern thriller, the unreliable narrator. I believe that she wrote the entires in the perspective of who she wanted to be and what she wished her life could be, what i mean by this is. In one timeline she’s a struggling TV producer with a horrid boss and suspicion that her husband is cheating on her. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), DNF Review: Murder on the Rocks by Clara Nipper, August In Review – Books and Manga – Lost in Translation, Down the TBR Hole // Look At All The Pretty Covers – 2017 TBR 4/4 – Use Your Words, Fave Five: My Top Reads of 2019! She can’t move. Which begs the question if Paul was in on the whole murder to get the kids. Do you think she always knew when she was lying? 1. She can hear everyone around her, but they have no idea. Your newest psychological thriller obsession is here: SOMETIMES I LIE by Alice Feeney releases tomorrow (March 13th), and I can’t recommend this book highly enough! 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