Book Reviews

Audiobook Review: Sometimes I Lie

I love escaping into a bookish world while I’m driving, riding the subway, or dilly dallying around the house. And an audiobook THRILLER? Let’s rage and get talking about Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney.


Amber Reynolds is in a coma. She can see and hear everything, but cannot wake up. Amber has no recollection of how she ended up in the hospital. Through diary entries from 1992, recollections from the week before the accident, and what she thinks and hears present day, readers must decide what’s a lie, what’s the truth, and can you really believe everything you think?

Why I picked this book:

This book was highly recommended and I wanted another fun thriller!

Honest Review:

This is a deceptively long book! It took me several car rides, one exceptionally long wait for a COVID test, and some hours spent cleaning my room to finish listening to Sometimes I Lie. I don’t typically go for audiobooks but this was a great one for me to pick back up with.

I really enjoyed this one! An unreliable narrator is one of my favorite authors, and I love trying to guess what’s real and what is not. This was definitely a psychological thriller and it did not disappoint. Honestly, I did not catch on to anything until Amber revealed it to us. There was twist after twist, great character development, and clear timelines indicated by the intonation of the audiobook reader’s voice to distinguish what time period we were in. If you’re looking for a spooky season read, this is ABSOLUTELY for you!

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