Amber is in a coma. She can hear her sister Claire and her husband Peter visit her in the hospital but can’t communicate with them. They appear to be bickering about something, and Amber learns she was in car accident, although she doesn’t believe she was driving.
The story unravels through a diary from their childhood, to the week leading up to her accident, to present day. As a child Amber always hated her mother. And after her grandmother died, the only person she formed a bond with was her school friend, Taylor. The reader learns, however, that her actions as a child make her into the psychotic individual she is today.
Meanwhile, Peter is a suspect in the accident, especially when they find marks on Amber’s neck. Amber knows her husband is innocent but cannot communicate to vouch for him. And then there is a doctor who visits her in the night who is making her even sicker.
Sometimes I Lie is a strong addition to the ever-growing psychological suspense genre. There is enough twists to keep the reader guessing, even at the very end. You will be left wondering what really happened.