I am delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for the debut novel from fellow blogger and now published author, Ronnie Turner! Thanks to HQ Digital Publishers and the author for my review copy.
Before I share my thoughts, here’s what the official blurb says:
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 something in common, though none of them know it – and the truth won’t stay hidden for long . . .
A gripping psychological thriller for fans of Clare Mackintosh, Shari Lapena and Lisa Jewell.
Three very different stories and three very different characters combine to bring us a twisted and intricately plotted tale. You might wonder at the beginning just how the author is going to merge them all together but believe me she does. She knits the intricate but devious strands together with some unique little twists in the pattern to provide a jaw-dropping and chilling read!
At first, it seemed quite difficult to connect each of the storylines, my brain cells were given a real work out as I tried to work out what the hell was going on! No easy solutions for armchair detectives here that’s for sure!
Definitely, a character-driven novel, Lies Between Us, brings to the table three very different characters who will all worm their way under your skin
John and his wife Julia’s daughter has gone missing and we witness his mental breakdown as they are tortured with photographs hinting at what is happening to her. Watching John unravel pulled my emotions all over the place, his pain was palpable and the author drew out that inner turmoil with a flair of expertise
Maisie is introduced as a nurse in ICU and her part in the book focuses very much on her own personal circumstances and the relationship she has built up with one of the patients and his family in the unit. It was a testament to ICU nursing to show the depth of feeling and personal investment that staff on the units bring to their role
Miller stood out head and shoulders above all the other characters; skin crawling, terrifying, chilling and disturbing are just some of the words I can think of to describe him. His story is told from the past and it was Miller’s chapters that struck me to the core. I could feel the evil seeping out the pages as I read his narrative. The author has created what is possibly one of the most warped but compelling to read characters: he repulsed me but I wanted to know more, to read his story and to worm my way inside of his head.
As I said before this is definitely a character-driven novel and as such is an intense read, the plot is intricate and ever so deliciously twisted! It is hard to believe that this is a debut novel from Ronnie Turner and with a mind as devious as the one who came up with this story I cannot wait to see what she pulls out the bag next!
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About the author:
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.
Ronnie’s debut novel, Lies Between Us, will be published by HQ Digital in October 2018.
Find her on:
Twitter: @Ronnie_ _Turner