Today is my stop on the blog tour for Lies Between Us and I am here today with a review of this fantastic book!
Title: Lies Between Us Author: Ronnie Turner Publisher: HQ Digital Published: 1st October 2018 Pages: 354 Format: ebook Source:: Review Copy from Netgalley Add It:Amazon UKGoodreads. Summary: 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 . . .
A gripping psychological thriller for fans of Clare Mackintosh, Shari Lapena and Lisa Jewell.
I have been excited about this book ever since I first heard Ronnie share her news that it was happening. It sounded like a fantastic book that I would absolutely love – and I was right! This is Ronnie Turner‘s debut book and it was one hell of a way to step into the world of being an author! The book hooked me from the very beginning and kept me intrigued until the very end. Which of course, is always what we want with the books we read. She has done an incredible job of weaving the story so that the reader is left curious but lost – trying hard to put the pieces together but ultimately failing. I love when that happens. I knew there was a twist but it just was not what I thought it would be!
Ronnie Turner has created a cast of characters that you got quickly attached to. I especially liked John and Maisie. John was such a strong but vulnerable character and I just wanted to make everything okay for him. He’s holding on to the last little bit of hope he has in the hope that it will be enough to bring his daughter back to him. There are so many moments in the book when I just wanted to make everything okay for him while my heart broke in little pieces. Maisie, on the other hand, was a character that had so much strength inside her. She was so caring and loving, while hiding a secret past. I loved reading about her journey and felt absolutely heart-broken when we finally find out what happened to her. Both of the characters grow so much throughout the book.
But I cannot finish this review without also telling you that it is also incredibly creepy in parts. The way that the antagonist describes his life and the way he feels throughout really made me shudder. He is telling Blue-Eyes about his past, explaining what led him to the moment it happened and I honestly felt disgusted and disturbed reading those parts of the book. Ronnie Turner has created a very real and ultimately soul destroying character that you don’t want to listen to but at the same time are too fascinated to turn away. She definitely makes you realise you have an inner morbid curiosity inside you!
All in all, I very much enjoyed reading this book. I liked that I could not work out what was happening until the very end. I enjoyed the side character’s story and trying to work out how everything linked together. I did have a few issues with the book but ultimately they did not take away from my ultimate enjoyment of the book so they’re not worth mentioning – plus it would be a big spoiler if I did! So if you’re a fan of psychological thrillers and want to read one that will keep your teeth on edge and make you feel curious for some of the most horrid reasons – I would highly recommend this book. But be warned, it’s not for the light-hearted!
About the Author
Ronnie Turner grew up in Cornwall, the youngest in a large family. At an early age, she discovered a love of literature and dreamed of being a published author. Ronnie now lives in Dorset with her family and three dogs. In her spare time, she reviews books on her blog and enjoys long walks on the coast. She is currently working on her second novel.
Ronnie’s debut novel, Lies Between Us, will be published by HQ Digital in October 2018