Have you ever read a book where you just hated the main character but the book was so well written that you can’t help but continue to read? That was how I felt about this book at first. Alice Feeney is a brilliant writer. She introduced us to Amber and right away explained three things about her….she was in a coma, her husband didn’t love her, and sometimes she lies.
Right off the bat you are warned that she, Amber, may not be the most reliable narrator. The book switches between her thoughts as she is in the coma (but is fully away of everything that is happening), diary entries from when she was just a child, and then everything that occurred leading up to the accident.
Even knowing that she was a liar I fell for a few of the lies. For example….her parents visiting her when she was in a coma. Seemed realistic enough until you find out that her parents died years before. The way the author slowly reveals which things were true and what were lies was fantastic. I have not read a thriller where there were so many subtle twists!
Amber is a very unhappy woman who hates herself and believes everyone hates her. Her misery made me really dislike her at first, well even at the end I didn’t like her but I adore this book. That really says a lot! As mentioned Amber believed that her husband didn’t love her and because of that she ended up having drinks with someone from her past…unfortunately for her this sets into motion events that will change her life forever.
You will not figure out the ending until Alice is ready for you to and even then you will be shocked. This book was amazing but I do want to warn you that there is sexual assault and rape in this book which might be a trigger for some people. I know that may not be a big deal for some readers, but I think it was important to mention that. If you are looking for a psychological thriller that will leave you on the edge of your seat this is it!