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What Lies Between Us by John Marrs

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Book Summary

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.

 

Condition: New

Paperback, Published May 15, 2020 by Thomas & Mercer

ISBN: 1542017025

 

 

4 reviews for What Lies Between Us by John Marrs

  1. Tali Leonard

    What Lies Between US

    Wow!! Welcome to dysfunction junction! What a crazy story.

    What Lies Between Us is a dark twisted mother-daughter story that kept me turning the pages.

    It is never good to keep secrets even if you think you are protecting a loved one. The story involved two protagonists: Nina (Daughter) and Meghan (Mom). The chapters alternate between the points of views.

    Nina lives with her mom in her childhood home. They have dinner together and then her mother is returned to her room in the attic where she is chained. Nina has discovered things from her past that she can not forgive her mother for…but she doesn’t know half of what really happened. The book alternates between Nina and her mother’s point of view.

    The Mother-Daughter relationship was the best topic. Mehgan struggled with the ideal way to raise her daughter and protect her. Many of the inner questions she had are ones that mother’s ask themselves everyday.

    I am not discussing much else of the plot because there is a minefield of spoilers. I really didn’t know what was happening in the first quarter of the book but then the story begins to take shape. The characters are slowly built and developed to where you can feel the pain that each one is feeling. As the story builds, the author slowly starts to reveal its secrets.

    As a Thriller Book Lover Reviewer, I receive a small compensation for the time it takes me to provide my honest reviews on the Thriller Book Lover website. Although I receive compensation for this role, my reviews are my 100% honest opinion. My ratings have not been influenced in any way by the compensation that I receive. The book review I have provided here is the same rating I would provide if I were to rate it on other book reviewing sites.

  2. Tali Leonard

    Wow!! Welcome to dysfunction junction! What a crazy story.

    What Lies Between Us is a dark twisted mother-daughter story that kept me turning the pages.

    It is never good to keep secrets even if you think you are protecting a loved one. The story involved two protagonists: Nina (Daughter) and Meghan (Mom). The chapters alternate between the points of views.

    Nina lives with her mom in her childhood home. They have dinner together and then her mother is returned to her room in the attic where she is chained. Nina has discovered things from her past that she can not forgive her mother for…but she doesn’t know half of what really happened. The book alternates between Nina and her mother’s point of view.

    The Mother-Daughter relationship was the best topic. Mehgan struggled with the ideal way to raise her daughter and protect her. Many of the inner questions she had are ones that mother’s ask themselves everyday.

    I am not discussing much else of the plot because there is a minefield of spoilers. I really didn’t know what was happening in the first quarter of the book but then the story begins to take shape. The characters are slowly built and developed to where you can feel the pain that each one is feeling. As the story builds, the author slowly starts to reveal its secrets.

    As a Thriller Book Lover Reviewer, I receive a small compensation for the time it takes me to provide my honest reviews on the Thriller Book Lover website. Although I receive compensation for this role, my
    reviews are my 100% honest opinion. My ratings have not been influenced in any way by the compensation that I receive. The book review I have provided here is the same rating I would provide if I were to rate it on other book reviewing sites.

  3. Chandra

    TOOT TOOT! All aboard the crazy train! What I love about Marrs is how each of his books seem a little bit different from One to The Passengers and now What Lies Between Us, which took me back to the crazy ass characters feels from The Good Samaritan. Let crazy be crazy and I’ll happily board that train, throw my hands up and keep that seatbelt OFF because safety third when you’re on an insane ride!

    Obviously I had a great time with this book. My fifth book by Marrs and my fifth five star review for him. Now, for avid thriller readers, there’s not going to be an entirety of a story line that we’re not used to. HOWEVER, I think the ride on this one was thrilling, made my butt pucker at times and was such a quick binge that I just devoured it.

    Maggie and Nina – who is crazy and who isn’t? Or are they both and geeeeeeeeeeezuz already, I loathed them both but had SUCH a great time reading about them. From the past to the present, from the crazy to the insane. While the reveals were nothing that I didn’t really see coming, every time one presented itself, there were still more questions and more layers to uncover. I found myself nodding and going ok.. yep… what’s next.. give it to me! And for me, this was the book I needed right now and I appreciated that ending. Hell to the yes.

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  4. Gillian

    ‘A lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes’

    If it is a thriller you are looking for then this ticks all the boxes! Nina and Maggie live together, but other than a shared meal twice a week, Maggie is confined to her attic bedroom, Nina punishing her for past wrongs. Once the relationship between the two is revealed a couple of chapters in, the story really takes off, their accounts shared through alternating chapters, which also oscillate between the past and present day. There is plenty of shock factor littered throughout this dark tale, which never strays beyond the bounds of realism. I was particularly taken by the intricate details woven into the look-back sections of the book, which so accurately portrayed Nina’s teenage years in the 90s, raising smiles of reminiscence from me in a read that was otherwise intentionally void of happy moments.

    It was so difficult to foresee how this story would come to an end, but I was left satisfied yet saddened by how the multiple strings all wove their way together for a finale which did justice to the story that had been woven throughout. Certainly darker than my average read; however, this hooked me in and had me on the edge of my seat with its twisty tension.

    As a Thriller Book Lover Reviewer, I receive a small compensation for the time it takes me to provide my honest reviews on the Thriller Book Lover website. Although I receive compensation for this role, my
    reviews are my 100% honest opinion. My ratings have not been influenced in any way by the compensation that I receive. The book review I have provided here is the same rating I would provide if I were to rate it on other book reviewing sites.

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