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What Lies Between Us

Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2020 by John Marrs. (P)2020 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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OMG!

Wow! What an amazing plot!! My word! It sure kept me on the edge of my seat!

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Excellent

Wow, couldn’t turn this off, great book that keeps you eager to hear what happens next

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What Lies Between Us...

This one certainly kept me interested from start to finish, was hard to put down. Just had to know what was going to happen next and the twists and turns that one took were great.

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loved it!

loved everything about this book, the characters the constant guessing of whos the crazy one. so well read

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Fabulous thriller with crinkum-crankum

This is a fantastic book which filled me with intrigue, terror, apprehension from beginning to end with an unpredictable, spine-chilling plot. The author extraordinaire did almost too good a job of depicting the horrors people are capable of. A remarkable book which will remain etched in my memory for a while. Kudos to the immensely talented narrator for bringing the terrifying tale alive!

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Loved it

Loved this book. I was sorry when it ended. It’s different to anything I’ve read before. Very cleverly written and when you think you know what happened you learn something else. Also the narrator was very good

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top marks!

excellent story that will keep you on the edge of your seat! highly recommended

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Well Written, Gritty and Complex

I enjoyed the process of this story. The characters are excellent and the storyline is interesting (though unbelievable in quite a few points). Ultimately, the continuing thrill of mystery and shock was enjoyable throughout, however there was no climax, or big shock moment that was led up to. In fact, while the ending made sense and wasn't disappointing as such, I did finish the book feeling a little unsatisfied. It's not a bad read, but I'll likely not recommend it as a 'must read' in this genre.

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A great listen!

Love mind bent thrillers with gentle psychos... theyre often the worst kind of eloquently twisted. ;) Worth the price ...go ahead, buy and enjoy.

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Cracker!

Loved this book, devoured it as quickly as possible. Author has an eye for detail. Definitely give it a go.

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  • Getshotzi
  • 17-05-2020

John Marrs does it again!!!!

Maggie and Nina take the complicated mother - daughter relationship to another level. The weight of their choices has its own gravitational pull and sucks in those who get to close with unmatched fury. John Marr unpacks his characters slowly, and doesn't mind if we don't like them because he'll ensure we understand them in the final act. If you like your novels to keep you guessing and aren't afraid of the darker side of human nature, you need to just read everything he's written. This is no exception. Brilliant narration as well!

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  • Kelly
  • 16-05-2020

Omg wow!!!

What did I just read? Creepy , lots of twists, some dark humor... Highly recommend. Really good narration too.

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  • Jan M
  • 23-08-2020

Not For Me!

What Lies Between Us by John Marrs did not deliver what I expected. I did not like the storyline of abuse, incest, and murder. The author was vivid in his imagery, some of it more graphic than I wanted. The narrator, Elizabeth Knowelden performed the book quite well. She conveyed emotions effectively and were fitting of the scenes.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-07-2020

Don’t do it

Morbid. Not worth the listen. Disappointed I wasted a credit on this. This is the worst ever

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  • Christy
  • 22-05-2020

So engaging! What a rollercoaster of a story!!!

WHAT?! WHAT DID I JUST READ Y'ALL? >0< I'm pretty sure this has been the most HORRIFIC, TWISTED, MIND-BENDING, ROLLER-COASTER OF A HELLRIDE I have read in 2020 [and probably in a long time!] Queue me grabbing my imaginary trophy about to crown this as my favorite thriller of the year..! I don't even know how I can go about trying to review this without spoilers, so I definitely wanna tread carefully here 0.0 ...! We have Nina and we have Maggie. Nina is Maggie's daughter, and they've been a family for forever. Nina is her mum's caretaker and works a 9-5 and comes home to tend to her. Not exactly the amazing life one might imagine for themselves, but you would do anything for your family.. wouldn't you? But as they say, suburbia is a place full of many secrets... and the past has quite the way with rearing its ugly head. As we observe the daily lives of Maggie and Nina as the reader, it is up to us to discover.. what lies between them. *queue The Twilight Zone sound effects* You do NOT wanna miss this one y'all! Fellow psych thriller fans REJOICE - this IS the one you have been WAITING FOR!

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  • JenniferLOVESThrillers
  • 08-06-2020

Couldn’t Put It Down!!! So Good!!

NO SPOILERS! I love John Marrs books and they keep getting better. This book was very different and a true psychological thriller. The narration was phenomenal. The villains voice made me want to punch her in the face.. it’s that annoying. This book had me engrossed and in the end left me completely satisfied. I highly recommend to anyone who likes domestic thrillers or psychological thrillers.

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  • Maya
  • 21-07-2020

Pathetic women

Both main characters are pathetic and the story is predictable. I made myself complete it because I rarely do not finish what I start.

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  • Melissa
  • 04-06-2020

Whoa!

If you really enjoy physiological thrillers, this is the book for you! I don't think I've ever read a book with more twists and turns than this one. The characters are so well developed. You will find yourself loving and hating them at different times, for different reasons. I highly recommend!!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-05-2020

Great

Loved that it kept me on my toes at all times, interesting story. At the beginning I thought I wasn't going to like it as I thought I had the book figured out but nope, took me by surprise.

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  • Kelly Wilson
  • 28-05-2020

Captivating!

What Lies Between Us is one of the most dark and compelling psychological thrillers I’ve read this year. The story is seriously so messed up told between two unreliable narrators. Who do you believe? Who shall you trust? The story is disturbing and told from two point of views within multiple timelines. POV from Maggie and Nina, between the past and the present. Confusing? No, not at all. John Marrs is seriously becoming one of my all time favorite authors! His storytelling abilities is out of this world!!! His writing is so addiction leaving me wanting more and more. I highly recommend this one!!

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  • Lily
  • 10-06-2020

Can’t finish it

I might come back to it at some later date but oh boy it is grim. Got about 2 hours from the end and couldn’t stand the darkness anymore. If you want to read about somebody held captive in a room during lockdown...then go ahead, but it’s very depressing, even without lockdown it’s too much. The worst possible things that can happen to a person goes on here. Don’t think it will be a very happy ending either. Just going to read something about birds singing and spring now or take an anti depressant. Wish I hadn’t wasted a credit on it.

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  • Murder Mystery Thriller Fan
  • 01-06-2020

OMG - THAT OLD LADY VOICE ... ABANDON BOOK!

Love some of John Marrs books - adore Elizabeth Knowelden but oh dearie dear dear dear that old lady character voice made me abandon this book in seconds - nails on a blackboard - I could not stand to listen any longer - maybe one for me to read rather than listen to. What a shame.

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  • Andrew M
  • 21-05-2020

Chubby Checker would be pleased...

... by the twisted journey this book takes you on. I know John Marrs previous books have led us through Twistville and this one is no different. However, this one differs in that the story changes how you feel about the lead characters to such a point you just don't know what they are capable of next. The deceptive story climbs and climbs until you think you've reached the peak, only to find another, final twist (have I said twist enough?). I only have praise for this tale. Written from the perspective of our leads, John at times leaves us heart wrenching for their plight, and at times wondering what despicable act will come next. Very clever, wickedly dark and at times shock inducing. As this is Audible, I should mention the narrator. She has done a fantastic job, nailing the tone of the characters and adding to the sense that all is not right with them. Overall, if you hadn't guessed, I loved this. Top drawer thriller from an elite writer. He must have a cold alter ego! Just joking, John!

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  • Billy
  • 27-05-2020

A great story and easy to follow.. but...

I love John Marrs's books and I've listened to all of them, my absolute favourite being The One which is easily on list of top 5 audiobooks. I don't wish to be unkind and I hope this comes across as constructive criticism, but Elizabeth Knowledon's reading really irritates me. She has a lovely voice, carries the story well, but her habit of being over dramatic in each sentence really throws it off. In a perfectly ordinary sentence she puts such dramatic emphasis on certain words and it bugs the hell out of me. like on a comedy show if someone is reading a dramatic poem and it just sounds wrong. Maggie WALKED up the DARK steps WONDERING if she should SAY something. Every single sentence. Admittedly, she did stop doing this around half way through the book so maybe one of the producers asked her to tone it down. Other than that, shes a brilliant narrator, and the narrator of a book is such a huge part of the experience- I almost returned the book but I'm glad I didn't because it did get much better. The story is brilliant, John Marrs is brilliant at bringing each interwoven story together with characters you couldn't put together until he reveals why, and how. It's a great book and done really well if you can ignore the dramatics in the first half, again I'm not trying to be unkind about the narrator, she really has a lovely voice and reads beautifully, it's just a habit I can't ignore.

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  • Fiona MacBain
  • 29-05-2020

Outstanding

What a fabulous story and characters. Thrilling, chilling, astonishingly good entertainment. Highly recommend this excellent book. Very unusual!

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  • L. BETTLES
  • 28-05-2020

The best book of the year!!

I have read a previous book this author passengers, which I also found an excellent read. This book though has to be the best book of 2020 so far so full of twists and turns so many well-defined characters the narration is absolutely superb and the definition between the voices is excellent, throughout the book you care about the characters even as the book becomes darker and darker and darker. I find myself not being able to stop listening while still trying to figure what was going to happen next. This book keeps you guessing right until the very last page and the twists that happen throughout this book are not predictable and you do not see them coming and when they happen they hit you like a freight train which in turn encourages you to push forward just one more chapter and then another and then another and the next thing you know it's 2 AM and you have work in the morning!! What I also liked about this book is that both characters deliver moral dilemmas and you yourself are torn for both the main characters fates and circumstances. If you have never read any of John Marrs books before Please do You won't be disappointed!! It will have you on the edge of your seat right until the last chapter and each twist will have you reeling in disbelief! I love this book and it will take me a while to recover…

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  • Alexminnes
  • 26-05-2020

Wow wow wow!

Had to pull an all-nighter for this one, absolutely gripped from the start! Wow

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  • Emily
  • 26-05-2020

Phenomenal

Yet another incr2dible listen from John Mars. Gripping and thrilling throughout!! This has to be my favourite book so far!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24-05-2020

A Real Psychological Thriller

Best thriller I've listened to in a long while and the narrator kept me gripped with the tension.

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  • Sue
  • 24-05-2020

Ever changing

In this original, sometimes difficult to believe, yet always entertaining story, a love love-hate relationship between mother and daughter leaves the reader to question who the baddy is. A series of horrors opens up and one can’t help wondering who is worse? Nicely read

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