- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 2528 KB
- Print Length: 371 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1542017025
- Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (15 May 2020)
- Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07XDVHDH4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 28 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #181 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
What Lies Between Us Kindle Edition
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What Lies Between Us is so dark and twisted, that it is going to stay with me for a long time to come. It is so intense that at times I had to put it down and step away from it. If you are a fan of Friends, remember whenever Joey read The Shining and it got too much for him, he puts it in the freezer? This is exactly what I wanted to do, although putting my Kindle in the freezer wouldn’t have been the smartest move on my behalf.
John has dug deep into the darkest depths of his mind for this story and it could not have been delivered more perfectly. He expertly pulls the reader into the story and raised so many emotions within me, that I was completely exhausted by the time I finished it. Alternating between the points of view of Nina and Maggie, John does a great job of pulling you from one to the other as your sympathies change for them with each chapter.
This is my first introduction to John’s work and I am absolutely amazed by his storytelling. I was engaged right from the beginning and became invested in its most complex characters. It is a fast-paced read with so many twists and turns, shocking revelations and an ending that will leave you breathless. It was my absolute pleasure to be able to read and review What Lies Between Us which I have recommended.
Thank you to NetGalley, Thomas & Mercer and John Marrs for allowing me to read an advanced copy of What Lies Between Us which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
Where do you start with a book like this, and not spoil anything? What you need to know about this book is this:
Nina lives with her mother Maggie in her childhood home. They have dinner together and then Maggie is returned to her room in the attic, a room that she is chained to by her daughter. Yes you read that correctly. Nina has found out things from her past and cannot forgive her mother for them. Only she doesn't know the half of it. We learn what has happened between these two in alternate chapters, voiced by each character. We jump from the present to points in the past that changed everything.
Do not even try to guess what is going to happen in this one - you will be wrong. This book twists and turns so often you will be dizzy - in a good way! Absolutely loved it John Marrs. All the stars from me.
I was so excited to read this one and it did not disappoint!
What a beautifully written dark twisty book! This is the first John Marrs book I’ve read and I’m so glad I finally have.
This book is full of twists and turns, each more shocking than the one before! My thoughts and feelings on Maggie and Nina were changing constantly. I couldn’t put this book down, I needed to know how it was all going to end!
Top international reviews
They say every house has its secrets, and the house that Maggie and Nina have shared for so long is no different. Except that these secrets are not buried in the past.
Every other night, Maggie and Nina have dinner together. When they are finished, Nina helps Maggie back to her room in the attic, and into the heavy chain that keeps her there. Because Maggie has done things to Nina that can’t ever be forgiven, and now she is paying the price.
But there are many things about the past that Nina doesn’t know, and Maggie is going to keep it that way—even if it kills her.
Because in this house, the truth is more dangerous than lies.
This is a brilliant read.
Wonderful well written plot and story line that had me engaged from the start.
Love the well fleshed out characters and found them believeable.
Great suspense and found myself second guessing every thought I had continuousluy.
Can't wait to read what the author brings out next.
This latest John Marrs creation tells the story of Maggie and Nina, two women sharing a house, but it's not just the house they share, because these two have a history full of deep, dark secrets which have brought them to the situation they find themselves in today, much of this history is unknown to Nina, and that is how Maggie wants it to stay because if Nina uncovers everything that has happened, there is no telling what she will do.
The story is told from both Nina and Maggie's perspectives, in the present day and from 25 years ago, throughout the book my sympathy alternated between the two women, each time I learnt something new from one of them, I despised the other but what was truth and what was lies, each chapter brought me closer to finding out and I was completely hooked.
John Marrs is one of a few authors that I will pick up one of his books without reading the blurb, knowing that I'm just going to love it and this was no exception because he delivers every single time with total accuracy. The twists, once they start, just keep on coming, each one more mind blowing than the last and Marrs proves, once again, that each time he puts pen to paper he produces a work of art, and that he's got a very twisted imagination! Another perfect plot! I highly recommend this one and now that Renee Zellweger's production company have bought the movie rights I look forward to seeing it on the big screen too.
This was quite an uncomfortable read - Nina and her Mum, Maggie are loving together and their story is told from present day to 25 years previously!
It is a very tense book and I was dying to get to the end to find out how everything was resolved!!
A brilliantly woven plot, impossible to put down!
This author has been creeping up on me for a while and he is now at the top of my reading lists.
This novel is remarkable in so many ways. What a talent and what a joy to read.
Buy it! Buy it now!
I truly recommend it to all followers of this genre.
May I also congratulate the author on the title...wicked