Amber has woken up in a hospital. She can’t move and she doesn’t know how long she’s been there, but as she tells us, she’s certain of three things: she’s in a coma, her husband, Paul, doesn’t love her anymore, and sometimes she lies. Amber has no idea what happened to her, but suspects that her husband may have had something to do with it; she overhears the medical staff talking about old bruises and scars on her body and learns that Paul has been questioned by the police.
The story transitions smoothly between the present day, the week leading up to the accident, and a series of childhood diaries detailing her friendship with a girl named Taylor. We learn that Amber has a manipulative boss and a job that she hates, a complicated relationship with her sister, Claire, and has drifted away from Paul. Alice Feeney’s debut novel races at an incredible pace through twists and turns and even after we find out who was responsible for Amber’s injuries, one surprise twist is revealed. Sometimes I Lie pushes the definitions of the truth and a lie and is a must-read for fans of psychological thrillers.