What Lies Between Us – Book Review

Hey all! I am back with a book review! This time it is What Lies Between Us by John Marrs.

What Lies Between Us by [John Marrs]

Nina can never forgive Maggie for what she did. And she can never let her leave.

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.

No. of pages:- 371 pages

Date Published:- May 15th 2020

Genre:- Thriller

John Marrs

John Marrs is an author and former journalist based in London and Northamptonshire. After spending his career interviewing celebrities from the worlds of television, film and music for numerous national newspapers and magazines, he is now a full-time author. What Lies Between Us is his seventh book

Megan is locked up in the attic in her own house by her own daughter Nina. Once a week, Megan and Nina have dinner together. Megan is chained by her ankles and so she is unable to move and Nina didn’t want to forgive her own mother for what she had done.

The story is told from the perspectives of both Megan and Nina–each dividing between the present day and some twenty three years earlier to two years earlier leading to the time when Nina locks her mother up in the attic as a punishment for something Megan had done. The story itself was intriguing from the start–as a reader you would wonder why Nina hates her mother and why Megan is locked up with the chain strapped on her ankles. Towards the middle and end, the story starts developing with unexpected twists and turns and that will keep the reader hooked into the story. The build up of this thriller is somewhat medium pace–the climax of the story was gradually increasing so it is not really a fast paced thriller in my opinion. The ending was somewhat a bit unexpected– I didn’t expect that type of ending. The writing was good and the author did a good job making the reader want to know more about the story.

I really enjoyed reading this book though it’s not really one of the best thrillers I have read. Still, it was good for me. Worth four stars!

four-stars | Wonderful Events

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