Published by HQ Digital
E-Book & Audiobook 1st October | Paperback 13th December 2018
Source : My own purchased copy & Netgalley copy provided by publisher
Ronnie Turner is a much loved member of the book blogging community and we were all so excited for her when she announced that her debut thriller, Lies Between Us was being published by HQ. You will be seeing a lot of this book over the coming weeks – as you can see from the 4, yes 4 tour banners below, 72 book bloggers all wanted to be involved in the tour!
| About the Book |
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 . . .
A gripping psychological thriller for fans of Clare Mackintosh, Shari Lapena and Lisa Jewell.
| My Thoughts |
Lies Between Us is Ronnie Turner’s debut novel and what a complex and disturbing thriller it is.
Three main characters, three different timelines – which you are well advised to make a mental note of by the way. Miller – a monster of a child who, quite frankly, should have been drowned at birth. John, an author, finally having a good life with his wife and young daughter Bonnie until the unimaginable happens and Bonnie goes missing. And Maisie, an ICU nurse, caring for a comatose patient who has been viciously attacked whilst his family and friends sit and wait by his bedside. Maisie had her own secrets she was keeping quiet about.
Lies, obsessions, deception and both mental and physical torture – all are a major part of the story. It must have been quite a feat for the author, keeping track of all the characters and the timelines – so kudos to her for pulling this all together to form a twisted and compelling read. I was kept wondering if, how or when the three characters would connect.
The pace and level of suspense was spot on. The characterisation was really well done – it was sometimes quite scary to have such an insight into the minds of such disturbed people, neither does the author shrink away from writing about unpleasant subjects; some events I found quite difficult to read, albeit that it was shown in an understated way. As for poor Bonnie, it soon becomes clear from the messages that her parents are receiving that she has been targeted; but why? With the police struggling for evidence and with no reliable sightings or witnesses, it’s a race against time to find her abductor.
All the way through I was trying to work out who and why. A couple of times I thought I had it, but then – no – those damn timelines scuppered my theories. I have to put my hands up here and say that I am either extremely thick (quite likely!) or I missed some vital clue along the way because at the end I was completely confused. It would be fair to say that this is a challenging read and for those who really enjoy pitting their brains against an author’s twisted mind, you will have so much fun with this.
So, did I enjoy Lies Between Us? Despite my confusion, yes I did. Very much. Ronnie Turner, quite deservedly, should be so proud of her book baby and I look forward to reading more by this very talented author.
At the time of this post, Lies Between Us can be downloaded from Amazon UK for 99p
| 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.