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Lies Between Us

3.56  ·  Rating details ·  239 ratings  ·  111 reviews
The past is always watching . . .

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
Kindle Edition, 259 pages
Published October 1st 2018 by HQ Digital
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Aug 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow - One thing that really annoys me are thrillers during which while you are reading you can figure out or are told quite early in the story who the killer or antagonist is. It's like readers aren't expected to have enough intelligence to work things out for themselves. I like to be able to figure things out for myself and that is what was so good about this intricately plotted,mesmerising tale of love,obsession,forgiveness,childhood,kidnapping and murder that had me hooked in from the very fi ...more
Oct 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Illusive, dark, and disturbing!

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
☙ nemo ❧ (pagesandprozac)
i am SO confused right now and i don't know if it's because i'm an idiot or if this was genuinely confusing?? (view spoiler)

so yeah i can't really... elucidate my thoughts about this without
Kim ~ It’s All About the Thrill
Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Three different story lines are being told in alternating chapters. You know they must tie into to each other but you are not quite sure how. The tie in was brilliant and I am pretty convinced you will not figure out the connection until it happens.

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
Sep 29, 2018 rated it liked it
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 this novel. I found the switching between POVs and timelines to be too confusing. It might just be me, but I tend to lose
Sep 30, 2018 rated it liked it
Ah, well, Ronnie Turner has written a thoroughly entertaining and decent debut here, but it wasn't without issue. I like to think I'm an astute reader, however, this was on the verge of becoming too complex and confusing. A lot of debut authors often make their first book a little too complicated, and as I tend to read crime fiction to relax, this overly intricate nature really puts a dampener that aspect for me. If you are looking for a read that will challenge you and make you keep your wits a ...more
Oct 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
What a dark and deceptive debut this was, I’m so impressed this is Turner’s first novel and I have to admit that she tricked me several times over! I like to think I’m a rather astute reader and can usually begin to guess (at least partially) correctly at the big twists but I can honestly say that I did not see this one coming ahead of time, so well done.

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
Adele Shea
Sep 27, 2018 rated it liked it
I read Lies Between Us in one day. I think the whole concept of the book is excellent but I was left feeling confused throughout. Three different time lines, three different points of views. I really wanted to love this book but my head is scrambled with it.
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
Oct 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you’re looking for a story that will keep you guessing until the end and make your head hurt like you’ve been banging it against a brick wall for hours on end (in a totally good way), then look no further because this is it!

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
Dec 13, 2018 rated it liked it
I ran, I walked, I ran, then I walked... I kept to the shades in the lanes... I followed silently hoping to see.... I picked it up and let it go. A love obsessed, a love fatal, I saw some and I left some...

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
The Book Review Café
Aug 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Every parents worse fear becomes a reality for John when his daughter goes missing. “Not another child missing book” I can here you muttering, but wait Lies Between Us the debut novel by Ronnie Turner takes a familiar subject used in psychological thrillers and then turns it on its head. What makes it stand out? Firstly the characters, best of luck trying to work out their connection, it’s intricately plotted, and the writing is superb, best of all I loved the way the author keeps the reader gue ...more
Susan Hampson
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
I love a book that simply blots the rest of the world from my thoughts, so all I am left with are the voices of the characters desperate to share their stories. Oh wow did they share, every what if, every how could this happen and every gruesome detail of a festering evil against innocence. This book took me to the brink of madness so much that I read it all again, when it really wowed me! I couldn’t believe what I had heard and seen, it was simply so powerful that it rocked my belief in people. ...more
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well, I'll just be over here picking my jaw up off the floor after reading this utterly enthralling and terrifying tale of obsession and lies.

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
Rachel (Rae)
Oct 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So I hope I'm going to make sense and not ramble too much in my review but one thing I will try to do is that I will be as vague as I can in regards to the plot. This is because all of the little twists and turns are so worth discovering for yourself. Lies Between Us has a brilliant and tightly woven plot that had me questioning everything and everyone. I can't begin to describe how addictive I found the plot as I just had to know what would happen next!

You really are getting a perfect example o
Rachel Gilbey
Sep 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
A solid debut novel from an author that I have been looking forward to reading.

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
Oct 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
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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
Oct 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
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
Oct 04, 2018 rated it liked it
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Lies Between Us is the authors debut novel and it really shows bags of potential.

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
Julie Lacey
Sep 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
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’
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lies Between Us is a very ambitious and brave novel, especially for a debut young author. There is no getting away from the fact that Ronnie Turner can write; she can create characters who leap from the page and has constructed a plot that is very complex.

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
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‘Will they ever learn the truth?’

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
Cleopatra  Pullen
Oct 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Lies Between Us is three stories in one, with each one having a separate narrator. Their tales arouse both sympathy and horror along with firing up my nosiness as the author slowly reveals the secrets and lies that are lurking, sometimes in plain sight.

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
Inn Auni

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
Apr 25, 2020 rated it it was ok
This book follows three people on different story lines, past and present. John's daughter goes missing. Miller is obsessed with his friend. Maisie is an ICU nurse caring for patients. They all come together in the end.

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
Meggy Chocolate'n'Waffles
Oct 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing

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

Oct 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Dark. Disturbing. Gripping. Clever. Just some words that spring to mind when I think about this novel. Lies Between Us is a very impressive debut from Ronnie Turner. If you enjoy a strong mystery, you need to read this novel. When it comes to domestic thrillers, I really like the ‘missing child’ storyline, it’s one I can read about over and over, and I have read about it over and over! But, the way Turner portrayed it in this novel was unique; she managed to convey all the emotion of this storyl ...more
Where do you start when you read a debut that you have high hopes for? From the moment I read the blurb to Ronnie Turner’s book, I knew it would be right up my street! The blurb gives three key characters, each different in their own way and each with their own part to play in this twisted tale.

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
Feb 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Perfect for fans of Jane Corey and Fiona Neil.

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
Donna Maguire

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
Oct 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
This is a very complex book and I struggled at points to orient myself in the story, particularly at the start. I found myself constantly guessing and second guessing what was going on and how things would come together. This book is disturbing and definitely not for the faint-hearted. John's chapters are brutally and increasingly desperate and gruesome. Miller's chapters are genuinely creepy and chilling - this is no cliched psycho. The reveals at the end were largely clever, but in some cases ...more
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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.

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