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?
After a synopsis like that how could I not read this??
Amber wakes up in hospital, well when I say wake up, she is actually still in a coma, but she can hear everything.
This story jumps from the distant past, to when Amber was a child, to the “just” past and how her accident happened, to now in the present.
You would think that this would be confusing, and have to admit that it did take a couple of chapters for me to get into the swing of things, but then it just flowed.
This is not a book that can be skimmed, it really needs you to pay attention as there are clues, even though you won’t realise until the end, and while we are talking about it WTF is going on with that ending!!!!!
Narration was actually really good, read by Stephanie Racine, she also threw a little bit of singing in there for good measure!
It’s really strange for me living in the UK and listening to British narrators as they all seem to sound so “proper” and they all either seem to sound like Mary Poppins or Jason Statham so I tend to not listen to a huge amount of them, but this was a lovely surprise.