Review: What Lies Between Us by John Marrs

What Lies Between Us by John Marrs

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

To Be Published on: 15/05/2020

Genres: Thriller

My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars



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.

My Thoughts

“I received an eARC of this book from the publisher through Netgalley in return for an honest review.”

I think I have only two words for this book….. mind blowing. For me this is the best way I can describe this book.

What Lies Between Us’ story arc, my god! Never in a million years would I have guessed from this book’s synopsis that this story could go in that direction. To be true this book had the most incredible plot twists I have ever encountered in any book. This book didn’t have one big mind blowing twist or turn in the tale, it had series of them.

It has been a few hours since I finished this book and the one thing that I can’t forget is how all my theories were dashed by John Marrs. Every single one of the theories I formed regarding the motives were thrown out of the window when the final reveals were done.

For most books I can say that this percent of the book was the best part or the most thrilling part but with this book I just can’t because the whole thing was so good. I literally don’t have anymore words to describe how great this book was so…. Just read it already.

One last thing I need to talk about before I end my review: the reason I deducted the 0.5. The reason being that there was one little part of this novel where the things got a bit slow as a lot of predictable reveals were happening. But it is only a tiny part of the novel and soon this book gripped me like a vice again. I think another reason for this deduction was the ending of the book. it was great but not the kind of ending I prefer. This book was near to perfect for me. It was definitely one of the best books I have read this year, but it was still not absolutely perfect for me, but please don’t let this deter you. It is an awesome book and I think everyone who will pick this book up will enjoy this.


What Lies Between Us shocked me, surprised me and most importantly I enjoyed every moment I spent with this book. This is one of the best and most engaging books I have read this year, and definitely would highly recommend it.

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9 thoughts on “Review: What Lies Between Us by John Marrs

    1. I read your review, and I understand where you are coming from. I have not read The One, actually this is my first John Marrs but I have heard it is great. Maybe if I had read The One, i would felt differently about this book. I know how expectations can ruin a book, especially when the book is by a favourite author.

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    1. Me too…I also just can’t stop thinking about it. Spoilers ahead….. I think my problem with the ending was that Nina never got to know the truth. Plus I also felt really for the son. He was completely innocent, I wanted him to survive.….

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