I’m really delighted today to be joining the blog tour for Lies Between Us by Ronnie Turner, published as an e-book and audio book on 1st October by HQ Digital, with the paperback to follow on 13th December. This has to be one of the biggest blog tours in recent history, and for very good reason – the whole blogging community is so very delighted about Ronnie’s success. My thanks to HQ Digital and netgalley for my advance reading e-copy. Let’s take a closer look at the book…
Will they ever learn the truth?
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.
You’ll already know that I don’t read that many psychological thrillers, and will admit I did find this one a little difficult to get a grasp on at the start. The structure is very ambitious – three alternating stories, in different timeframes – and it did take me a few chapters to realise that those dates in the chapter headings were important. But once I had my personal compass sorted out, I thoroughly enjoyed it – the intricate planning that went into this book must have been quite something to behold, and the handling of its complexity is quite stunning, particularly for a debut author.
The characterisation is really excellent: Miller a quite chilling and terrifying devil child; Maisie with her own secrets, caring for a patient in a coma after an attack; John and Jules struggling with their loss, their emotional response so wonderfully captured, and extremely moving. The shocks and surprises within the story are wonderfully done, and I really liked the way that the reader needs to keep their wits about them to catch the subtleties – there’s no dumbing down here, this is most definitely a book that will appeal to a reader who enjoys a bit of a challenge, and they most certainly won’t be disappointed.
The way the suspense is cranked up as the links are slowly and subtly revealed, the twists that you’ll never see coming – this is such clever writing, and a book I really enjoyed. I’m very much looking forward to seeing what Ronnie Turner does next…
I mentioned the enormous blog tour – and I’m really looking forward to reading all the reviews! Here’s the full schedule…
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.