What Lies Between Us by John Marrs [Book Review]

Book Review

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Title: What Lies Between Us

Author: John Marrs

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

Publish Date: May 15, 2020

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Series: na

My Rating: 4/5

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.

What Lies Between Us by John Marrs


Nina keeps Maggie locked away in the attic. The reasons for their dysfunctional relationship are slowly revealed using alternating points of view and flashbacks.

A complicated and disturbed relationship between a mother and daughter. Maggie and Nina are intriguing characters. Both women have kept secrets from one another for many years. The revealing of secrets was well-paced and kept the suspense up.

What Lies Between Us is a wild and twisted domestic thriller. This book had me turning the pages late into the night. A fun and fast-paced read for fans of psychological thrillers.

I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Books by John Marrs:
  1. When You Disappeared
  2. Welcome To Wherever You Are
  3. The One
  4. The Good Samaritan
  5. Her Last Move
  6. The Passengers
  7. What Lies Between Us
  8. The Minders

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