Will they ever learn the truth?
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 was published by HQ Digital on the 1st October 2018. Many thanks to the author and publisher for inviting me onto this blog tour and for my copy of the book via NetGalley.
It is incredibly hard whilst reading Lies Between Us to remember that this is actually a debut! The writing is so slick and the plot itself is brilliantly complex and so so clever! Ronnie Turner you have nailed it!
Lies Between Us is told through three characters; John is living a good life with his wife Jules and they are expecting their second child. However, their lives are literally turned upside down when Bonnie is abducted literally from under their noses. But to makes things worse, it is clear that this is personal when they start to receive horrific photos of Bonnie with cryptic messages aimed at John. Maisie is an ICU nurse whose life revolves around looking after others but it’s clear that there is pain in her life, something that she is hiding and having to deal with by herself. Last, but most definitely not least we have Miller, an extremely disturbed and obsessive young man who will literally top at nothing to get what he wants. Miller’s chapters were some of the most chilling narratives that I have read (and I read a lot of psychological thrillers!).
Character development in this book is absolutely brilliant and left you rooting for John and Maisie as well as being completely creeped out by Miller! John and Maisie’s chapters are set in the present (although different time periods) and very specific as to what they are going through whereas Miller’s are incredibly personal, in his chapters we are privy to his innermost thoughts and desires, it is like the reader in within his mind…there are no filters for his chapters. For me, Miller is the stand out character in this book – most likely because, for the reader, he is the truest character, due to us seeing both his real persona and the persona he displays to the outside world.
At the start of the book I was delightfully confused with the three main characters, their respective timelines, the jumping from one to another with seemingly no link but once I got into the flow I was addicted and wanted to know how these 3 characters were linked. I was truly stunned at the end of the book and kept thinking about it afterwards. As I say, very clever and I truly did not see it coming (if you read psychological thrillers then you will hear this strapline a lot but with this one it is stunning!).
This is an amazing debut from Ronnie Turner, I cannot wait to see what follows!
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.