It’s an absolute delight to be supporting fellow blogger Ronnie Turner with her debut thriller The Lies Between Us today. I’m thrilled to be sharing my review.
Published by HQ Digital on 1st October 2018, The Lies Between us is available for purchase here.
The Lies Between Us
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 . . .
My Review of The Lies Between Us
Not everyone is quite what they seem!
I was so impressed by The Lies Between Us. This may be a debut novel, but it is assured, eloquently written and brilliantly plotted so that I was absorbed into the story from the very first moment. Ronnie Turner writes with a lively and vivacious style through a fantastic range of sentence structure that really appealed to me as a reader. The short chapters add a breathless pace too so that there’s an urgency and dynamism to the narrative.
The characters are vividly drawn and the first person sections are so chilling that I felt unsettled as I read them. What is so good is the utterly convincing portrait of obsession Ronnie Turner paints. She presents, with terrifying accuracy, the way in which love can become evil in an unbalanced mind. It’s hard to say too much without spoiling the story but I found the terrifying brutality contrasted and balanced by supreme love so effective.
Although I found keeping tack quite challenging at times, I loved the skilful manner in which the strands of the narrative are drawn together like inevitable DNA. I was entirely enthralled, entertained and often appalled in a manner that didn’t allow me to stop reading.
I found The Lies Between Us scarily convincing and completely absorbing. What a debut!
About Ronnie Turner
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, is published by HQ Digital.
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