Today I am SO excited to share my review of Ronnie Turner’s debut novel, Lies Between Us! She’s a fellow book blogger which makes this even more exciting and she’s created an addictive read… read on to find out what (else) I thought!
Title: Lies Between Us
Author: Ronnie Turner
Publisher: HQ Digital
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…
Lies Between Us is a tangled, in intriguing web of characters, emotions and secrets… nothing is quite as it seems in this enjoyable and complex plot which kept me turning page after page late into the night!
I am so impressed by Ronnie’s writing – it manages to convey the desperation, the sadness, and the terrifying traits of various characters. I love the array of diverse characters and their problems, and the way they all slowly link together as times go on. I have to admit thatt times, I got a little confused between who is who and what their role is – if you want something simple and straightforward, look elsewhere until you’re ready for a twisty, complex novel like this! I found myself having to go back a few times to re-read sections that I hadn’t quite taken in, and try to work out who featured in that part, but nevertheless I enjoyed trying to unpick what was happening, and I loved seeing it all slowly come together in a satisfying ending.
I finished this novel with my mind still racing – like some of the the best stories, Lies Between Us will grab you firmly in its grasp and won’t let you go until that very last page… and perhaps not even then! An entertaining, dark read which I’d never guess is a debut novel.