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Title: Lies Between Us
Author: Ronnie Turner
Publisher: HQ Digital
Publish Date: October 1, 2018
Genre: Psychological Thriller
My Rating: 3/5
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 . . .
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Multiple storylines (John, Maise, and Miller) come together in this psychological thriller. John’s six-year-old daughter has been abducted, and it appears the kidnapper has been watching John for a long time. Maise is a nurse taking care of a patient that may not make it. Miller is a sociopath with a disturbing past.
Multiple points of view and multiple timelines are used in Lies Between Us. I found the switching between POVs and timelines to be too confusing. It might just be me, but I tend to lose focus when books use a lot of switching between people and time to tell a story. In this book, that meant I had a hard time getting into the flow of the story and never connected with the characters.
That said, Lies Between Us is a dark and interesting thriller. The mystery part was good, and I wasn’t sure how things were going to end. Best read by people who enjoy a more complicated story that takes some focus.
Chilling, suspenseful, and convoluted.
I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
4 thoughts on “Lies Between Us by Ronnie Turner [Book Review]”
Thoughtful and fair review, Darinda! I hope your next read is more straight forward in structure.
Thank you, Jennifer!
Great review, Darinda, as you lay out what was problematic for you. I’m finding quite a few authors are using this technique and it takes a real skill to pull it off.
Thank you, Jonetta! I agree, it definitely takes skill to pull off the multiple POV and multiple timelines format.