ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.
Amber wakes up in a hospital. She can’t move. She can’t speak. She can’t open her eyes. She can hear everyone around her, but they have no idea. Amber doesn’t remember what happened, but she has a suspicion her husband had something to do with it. Alternating between her paralyzed present, the week before her accident, and a series of childhood diaries from twenty years ago, this brilliant psychological thriller asks: Is something really a lie if you believe it’s the truth?
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WAIT, WHAT?! I’m still thinking about that ending!
Part workplace drama and psychological thriller, this book was one crazy ride. The story begins with Amber being in the hospital. She cannot move or open her eyes, but she can hear everything. She cannot recall what caused her to be in a coma. The book alternates between Amber now and before the trauma that landed her in the hospital, and a childhood diary from decades earlier. The narrator Stephanie Racine gave an outstanding performance, adding just the right touch of drama, surprise and strength to all of the various characters.
Amber had a job in radio before she was injured, so the author had me guessing whether that was part of the mystery, too. And which character, if any, were trustworthy? Was anyone to blame for Amber’s current condition?
“A lot of people would think I have a dream job, but nightmares are dreams, too.”
This was a crazy thriller that had stunning twists and turns. I promise that you will not be able to see the ending coming, and I actually had to read parts of the conclusion from a paperback copy so that I made sure I understood it! Insane! I applaud the author for sustaining the story line and building tension with a central character who is in a coma for much of the book. I suspected that Amber was an unreliable narrator but I was never really sure who or what to believe.
“I can play all the parts life has cast me in, I know all my lines; I’ve been rehearsing for a very long time.”
I had this book on my shelf for a long time and I am so glad I finally got to this. I loved it for its jaw dropping plot twists and colorful characters. If you are looking for an incredibly fast-paced and surprising thriller, you will love this one. You will be kept on your toes for the entire book. Be warned that there is a very disturbing assault scene so be prepared. All in all, the suspense and the twists are absolutely incredible!
“People are not mirrors—they don’t see you how you see yourself.”