Lies Between Us
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 some ...more
Lies Between Us is a creepy, well-crafted thriller that takes you into the lives of a cunning, evil kidnapper, an attentive, caring ICU nurse, and a desperate, distraught father of a missing child and has you questioning what they could possibly have in common.
The prose is intricate and menacing. The characters are distressed, raw, compassionate, and in some cases depraved. And the plot told from multiple perspectives and alternating between timelines quickly unrav ...more
so yeah i can't really... elucidate my thoughts about this without ...more
John Graham is living a good life, he is a best selling author and his wife Jules is a successful gallery owner. They are expecting their second child. Then their 6 year old Bonnie goes missing from their home. It quickly becomes clear that this was ...more
Multiple points of view and multiple timelines are used in this novel. I found the switching between POVs and timelines to be too confusing. It might just be me, but I tend to lose ...more
This is the sort of book where you have to pay close attention to while reading, it requires close focus. It’s told from three perspectives, Mi ...more
It's a story of a boy who becomes obsessed with numerous people throughout his life including his best friend. He will not let anybody get in his way of him getting what he wants.
"One man's love is another man's obsession"
I would love to he ...more
Three different storylines will at some point connect to make one great big whole but the journey to get there will tie your brain into knots in the most delightful way. Maisie is an ICU nurse dealing with a comatose patient. John and his wife Jules are going through the w ...more
This has been my journey into Ronnie Turner's book. Some words pulled me in so deep, some just frustrated me with its oblique meaning. Lots of pages made me re-read and some just made me give up. I was in dilemma after reading it. I couldn't really make out if I liked it or not. I loved parts ...more
Three different characters with three different lives and three different perspectives all collide at one point to impact greatly on each other. Maisie is an ICU nurse who gives her all to her patients, always trying to help and support them and their families as much as she can. John has the perfect life with a career and a wife he loves, a daughter he a ...more
You really are getting a perfect example o ...more
I had been cautious going into this, purely as I find psychological thrillers that have lies as a main thread (or important enough to the story to be in the title), normally don't agree with me, but as I had wanted to read the author, I thought I would give it a go regardless.
Outside of some mild confusion referring to the lies and wondering for large parts of the book just how it all would fit together, I loved eve ...more
Lies Between Us is a tangled, in intriguing web of characters, emotions and secrets... nothing is quite as it seems in this enjoyable and complex plot which kept me turning page after page late into the night!
I am so impressed by Ronnie's writing - it manages to convey the desperation, the sadness, the terrifying traits of various characters. I love the array of diverse characters and their problems, and the way they all slowly link together as times go on. I ...more
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 ...more
The story itself is split in alternating chapters between three characters. I have to admit that this is where I struggled with this book. The chapters with each character really had me intrigued but I found myself getting confused and struggled to keep up and had to go back and re read parts a few times to makes sense of things.
I loved the whole concept and I was gripped by each character, desperate to learn more ...more
This is a good debut psychological thriller that really makes you think.
All the way through I was trying to work out the ending as I was convinced the three different characters who we hear from were linked somehow.
I won’t say if I was right or not - I’ll let you read and try and work it out too!
I really liked Maisie and the chapters from her point of view really had me intrigued.
Miller is very disturbed and the chapters from the past show he has some serious issues.
John and Jules’ ...more
Told in three voices, over three different time periods; Lies Between Us is not an easy story to settle into. The reader needs to work hard to establish each of the three narratives, and more importantly has to take heed of the date stamp at th ...more
Miller is a creepy, twisted and very strange individual. From a young age it is very evident that Miller is not well. His views on the world, his ability to control and his coldness make for a very chilling character. Ronnie Turner introduces us to Miller from a young age as we witness his ability to manipulate situations to suit his own agenda. He is obviously a young boy with issues, issues that are left unattended to, allowing him to further develop his in ...more
Miller’s story is downright creepy and begins in his childhood in the 1980s. Miller is the child that everyone avoids. Clearly disturbed he carries around the seven deadly sins in a rucksack on his back. But, as he grows he learns to hide these, n ...more
The book was told in three different point of view; Miller, John and Maisie. Miller was a trouble boy, obsessed with another boy. John was a father who lost someone important in his life. Maisie was a nurse taking care of ICU patients and was drawn to a family of three and a baby on the way. Three seemingly unrelated stories that met towards the end for the big spoiler.
The biggest red herring was the name of the pov's owner. One of it was a lie. In fact, some names were made up ...more
This was marketed as a Lisa Jewell-ish book, but it wasn't. None of the characters had any dimension. And the story was sooo confusing. A lot of back and forth without it being complimentary. It was hard to get into. It started getting kind of interesting more than halfway through ...more
Let there be no lies between us. It is scary to be one of the first stops in a blog tour. It is even scarier to review a book written by a fellow blogger.
The day has come. I am proud and excited to talk about Lies Between Us by the wonderful Ronnie Turner!!!
I would like to thank our wonderful friend Ronnie and HQ Digital for providing me with a copy of the novel. This review is unbiased.
I had agreed to read this novel before I even had a look at the blurb. Risky? Not really. When you meet a...more
Miller is a sinister character. From the start, he gave me the chills. As I read more of his chapters, the more he made me feel uneasy #shudder.
Maisie is portrayed just as I’d like to imagine the perfect ...more
This is a dark debut psychological thriller that messes with your mind from the outset as you get to grips with three different narratives and differing time periods.
At times I had to flip back to make sure I had properly understood what had happened and how it influenced the next chapter, but the little lies and hints and truths are scattered throughout the book.
Once the three stories get to the point that they properly coalesce it’s a big shock to ...more
For a debut novel this book reads very well and for me it slots well in to the busy, popular and very competitive psychological thriller genre - the story is definitely one that I enjoyed!
The book has some very well developed characters and I felt that their interaction within the story was completely on point and it really helps to carry the plot through to the ending. I enjoyed finding out more about them as the story progressed but I did guess quite a f ...more
|YA Buddy Readers'...: Lies Between Us by Ronnie Turner - Starting April 7th 2020||29||11||Apr 25, 2020 07:31AM|
Ronnie's debut novel, Lies Between Us, will be pub ...more