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#BookReview What Lies Between Us AND The One by John Marrs #WhatLiesBetweenUs #TheOne @johnmarrs1 @AmazonPub @penguinrandom #books #BookBlogLockdownBacklog #QuickReviewBlitz

I hope everyone is doing as well as they can during these unusual times ❤ Lockdown has allowed me to catch up with some reading but I have been a bit slower at reviewing so I want to remedy that now with my…

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53142315._sx318_sy475_Nina can never forgive Maggie for what she did. And she can never let her leave.

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.

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What Lies Between Us is the first John Marrs book that I read but – as you can see below – it was not the last and I will certainly be catching up with the rest of his books as soon as I can.

What Lies Between Us has a twisted premise that becomes even more so the further we dig. It is a disturbing and shocking read, with gut-punchingly emotional moments, and is excellently plotted, with revelations coming throughout the book like peeling the layers of a particularly bitter onion! It is very easy to immerse yourself in, with chapters alternating between Maggie and Nina, showing us how things have ended up like this and what could possibly happen next. Recommended to any fans of psychological thrillers.

Thank you to the publisher for my copy of the book.

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40670312._sy475_One simple mouth swab is all it takes. A quick DNA test to find your perfect partner – the one you’re genetically made for.

A decade after scientists discover everyone has a gene they share with just one other person, millions have taken the test, desperate to find true love. Now, five more people meet their Match. But even soul mates have secrets. And some are more shocking – and deadlier – than others…

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The One has been on my TBR pile for ages and I am so glad I finally read it. Each and every one of the strands within John Marrs‘s book is gripping and shocking in its own way. The book is highly original and brings to life many imaginative possibilities from its fictional life-changing premise. The characters were credible and sometimes heartbreaking and each of their stories springs surprises and builds to a satisfying end.

The One is a very enjoyable read, despite some of the more heart-wrenching plot points, it is fast-paced, full of twists and turns and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys a strong character-led mystery thriller. Read it now before the forthcoming Netflix series (which I now can’t wait for!)

Thank you to the publisher for my copy of the book.

If you enjoyed my review, please consider liking and/or sharing and, of course, buying the book: Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon US

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