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What Lies Between Us

What Lies Between Us
John Marrs By (author)
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Amazon/Brilliance Publishing

Limited ***

5.1 X 7.8 in
380 pg

FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological
FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
FICTION / Thrillers / General


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.


An Amazon Best Book of the Month: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

“Dark and disturbing.” Crime Monthly

“[Marrs’] most sinister novel to date.” Daily Express

“A dark, suspenseful, top class psychological thriller.” My Weekly

“A modern-day Whatever Happened to Baby Jane that is dark, twisted, and full of surprises.” —Mark Edwards, bestselling author of Here to Stay and The Retreat

“An excellent psychological thriller. A one-sitting read about a daughter who keeps her mother locked in the attic. Twisty, moving, and chilling.” —Sarah Pinborough, bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes

“Great premise and masterful use of twists.” —Claire McGowan, bestselling author of What You Did

“A tense, thrilling read—I found it impossible to put down. It’s dark and twisted, and I loved it.” —Alex Michaelides, bestselling author of The Silent Patient

“Totally absorbing, creepy, intense and utterly compelling. I loved it.” —Mel Sherratt, bestselling author of the DS Grace Allendale series and The Girls Next Door

“I loved it although I’m not sure I’ve read anything as dark, ever…” —Susi Holliday, author of Violet and The Lingering

“It’s a pitch-perfect psychological thriller, with a captivating power play at its heart. I don’t recall reading a novel that so expertly toyed with my sympathies. Great stuff!” —Simon Lelic, bestselling author of The House and The Liar’s Room

“Packed full of darkness and suspense, John Marrs once again proves himself as a voice to be reckoned with in [What Lies Between Us].” —Phoebe Morgan, author of The Doll House and The Girl Next Door

“It’s amazing—a sinister exploration of a very unusual female relationship. I can’t get Maggie and Nina out of my head. It’s a stunner.” —Robin Morgan-Bentley, author of The Wreckage

“Tense, affecting, and well-crafted, and keeps you in the dark until the explosive conclusion.” —Louise Beech, author of How to Be Brave and The Mountain in My Shoe

“Magnificent. Extremely dark and twisted and tension filled and incredibly well written. First class.” —Claire Allen, author of Her Name Was Rose

Author Bio

John Marrs is an author and former journalist based in London and Northamptonshire. After spending his career interviewing celebrities from the worlds of television, film and music for numerous national newspapers and magazines, he is now a full-time author. What Lies Between Us is his seventh book. Follow him at, on Twitter @johnmarrs1, on Instagram and on Facebook at