#BookReview: LIES BETWEEN US by Ronnie Turner @Ronnie__Turner @HQDigitalUK @HQStories

Lies Between UsPublication: 1st October 2018 (eBook), 13th December 2018 (paperback) – HQ

The past is always watching . . .

Three people, leading very different lives, are about to be brought together – with devastating consequences . . .

John has a perfect life, until the day his daughter goes missing.

Maisie cares for her patients, but hides her own traumatic past.

Miller should be an innocent child, but is obsessed with something he can’t have.

They all have something in common, though none of them know it – and the truth won’t stay hidden for long . . .

 

First of all, let me say congratulations to Ronnie Turner! This is such a gripping and brilliant novel. I know many reviewers already said it, but LIES BETWEEN US is so well-written and carefully-plotted that I was surprised that it is a debut novel.

Three protagonists and three different timelines which, at the beginning, I had a bit of trouble following, but then I quickly caught up and I found myself completely immersed in their stories. There is Maisie Green. She is a loving ICU nurse who cares deeply for her patients. She is especially fond of Tim and his family. Tim is in a coma and Maisie starts forming a friendship with his pregnant wife, Heidi, who visits him every day. I think that Maisie is the most relatable and likable character in the story. She is kind, caring, but she is also hiding something.

Then there is John Graham. He is an author, he is happily married, he has a young daughter and another child on the way. It seems that his life is perfect until someone takes his daughter and sends him pictures of the tortures she is suffering. John’s story was the hardest to read. The pain of a father who can’t protect his own daughter is described with heartbreaking details and I really felt for him.

Last but not least, there is Miller. His story is narrated over a span of years, from when he was a child to his teenage years. This character crept me out and intrigued me at the same time. His story is told in first person so the reader is right inside his mind and I was fascinated by the way it worked. It’s a very complex character, obsessed with what he can’t have, but ready to do absolutely everything to have it.

Page after page, these three character don’t seem to have any link, any connection. Their stories seem to be completely unrelated. You never know what to expect and when everything is revealed I was completely taken by surprise. Twisty, compelling, and disturbing, LIES BETWEEN US is a story of obsession, murder, and kidnapping, and it kept me guessing until the end.

Thank you HQ Digital for providing me with a copy of this thrilling and remarkable novel.

 

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