What Lies Between Us by John Marrs

Published: May 15, 2020

Paperback, 363 pages

(thanks to Netgalley and Thomas & Mercer, I recieved an eARC to read and review.)



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.


This is the first books I have gotten the chance to read by this author, and I was completely blown away. I cannot wait to pick up all the books by them! I found myself having so many different feelings throughout the whole story. I was scared, terrified, sad, giggly, and everything in between.

I’m a huge fan of books that have multiple points of view, so I found myself completely immersed in this one. I loved both points of view equally, which isn’t the norm for me. Usually there is one or more I tend to enjoy reading from most. Both narrators were completely unreliable, and that is definitely my cup of tea.

This book had to have the most twists and turns I’ve read in the longest time. Psychological thriller would be an understatement with this one. I thought this was an insane trip into a mother daughter relationship I’ve ever encountered.

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