What Lies Between Us by John Marrs #Review

Thanks for stopping by! I’m delighted to be sharing my review for What Lies Between Us by John Marrs. With thanks to the publisher for my copy via Netgalley. First things first let’s take a look at the description for the book…


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 is so twisted! Which I think is the big key word that I took from this story. I would say that it really is best going into this book knowing as little as possible. Unfortunately I saw spoilers that took the edge off for me. However I still loved the fact that even after knowing one thing about the plot I was still kept on my toes throughout when it came to the rest of the story. The way the plot unravels really makes this book all the more addictive. The characters themselves create a big mystery. One that just deepened and kept on managing to shock me with every new twist that I encountered. What I will say is that these two women are definitely full of surprises.

The plot of What Lies Between Us is pretty fast moving. It managed to maintain a claustrophobic atmosphere as I was kept in the dark until valuable snippets were revealed. This in turn reveals more of the truth but also had the tendency to bring forth new questions too. This story is built on a foundation of secrets and lies that at times easily caught me off guard. The characters themselves especially had this effect on me!

What Lies Between Us is a tension filled rollercoaster ride of a story and John Marrs easily managed to keep me on edge until the intense conclusion.

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