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.
So opens this brilliant psychological thriller by former BBC news producer, Alice Feeney.
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.
Terrified and trapped inside her own body, Amber begins to relive the memories of a night that changed her life forever. Is she in a coma due to an accident? Is her sister having an affair with her husband? What happened at work with her horrible boss?
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. Sometimes I Lie explores whether we can ever really know a person, even ourselves. It delves into the blurred gap between who we are and who we’d like to be.