Not a confession – the title of a new book by Alice Feeney.
This book is a real page turner, but not for the same reasons I usually find a book engrossing.
Put simply it’s the story surrounding a car accident which leaves Amber in hospital in a coma.
It is written from the perspective of the victim of the accident, and is loosely divided into three sections – Now, around New Year 2017; Then, a week or so before, leading up to Christmas 2016 and Before, the growing up years of the early 1990s.
Add an ex who wants to control and possess and it has all the elements of a gripping story.
Punctuating the story are sets of three things – Three things Amber likes, or dislikes about someone, three things she notices about someone, and perhaps most intriguing, three things about Amber:
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.
One of the best things about the book for me was that it didn’t end with all of the ends tied off tidily and to everyone’s satisfaction.
I questioned things throughout, and at the end of the last page, I’m still questioning things……
Thanks are due to the publishers, Harlequin UK Ltd, for providing a pre-release copy for review via Netgalley.