Maggie was bound to daughter Nina in more ways than one. Nina could never forgive her mom Maggie for the lies. They lived in one house which was filled with secrets from the attic to the basement and the garden beyond.
Having read a couple of books by this talented author, I knew I would get to read thriller which was completely mind-boggling. Human psyche, the dark and still darker sides of it were explored from all angles, and believe me, some parts were tough to read.
It took enormous talent to write a book with two characters with a slight input from a third one near the end. At 60% I could guess one part of the story, the rest was absolutely in the shadows until John Marrs decided to reveal it all.
The story had a lot of twists, each chapter revealed something new. But clues were also laid down subtly. The whole book was one rocking ride from beginning to end, and once started, I couldn’t stop. The book was wonderful in the audiobook version too.
I received a free ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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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.
Publication Date: May 2020
I keep seeing this book. It sounds intriguing.Great review, Shalini!
Thank you so much ❤️ it was a dark read, the first few pages hit me hard then made me curious
Awesome review Shalini. John Marrs has quickly become one of my favs. I didn’t know about Minders. Must go take a look.
This is on my TBR pile its just gone to the top after reading your review .
Aww thank you so much ❤️ it was a fun and dark read
Ive never read any of his books but i have three altogether to get through seems i might get through them now
I read passengers, the one, and now this. I have yet to read the rest. He has The Minders coming up in August – September
I have TheOne and and The Passengers which is a signed copy i won on instagram still waiting to be read.
Wow.. I am sure you will enjoy both of them
Great review, Shalini. I still haven’t read any books by John Marrs, I think I definitely need to as I’ve heard great things about them.
You need to… You would love them they are our kind of books
This definitely sounds like my kind of book. The ones I’ve been reading lately have been slow burners. I’m ready to delve into something with a faster pace. Great review!
Thank you so much ❤️ it was a great, dark read. Hits you hard tehn pulls you in
Fantastic review! I’m happy you enjoyed this one too. xx
Thank you so much ❤️ actually it was your enthusiasm which pushed me to read it
Woohoo that makes me so happy to hear! <3
Glad you enjoyed this book, Shalini. I know I did as well.
This one may be too creepy for me 😉
Love that this kept you on the edge of your seat actually! Great review! 😀
Intriguing, indeed. Thank you Shalini!
Having read The Passengers, I definitely plan to read this. Great review, Shalini
Thank you so much ❤️ I hope you love it too
Great review Shalini. I also loved this. 😷❤😍📚
Thank you so much. What are you reading? I need to read but don’t know what to read
Wonderful review Shalini. This one is on my TBR for this week, I hope I am able to get to it. I still have not read a Marrs book, but with so many fans, I can’t wait.
This is a darker read. I am sure you would enjoy it lots
I am hoping to cave out a day because I have a feeling once I start, I won’t be able to finish.
it is different, but you will love it as you have read darker reads than this.
Added this book to my TBR. Thank goodness it can be read via Kindle Unlimited!
Your reviews on psychological thrillers and mysteries can go no wrong! Wonderful one as always, Shalini 😘
Thank you so much ❤️ 😘 hehehe wonder what you would think of my review which would go live in 5 hours… 😂 😂
Wait, what??? 🤣
hahaha Sometimes I am blank and want to write just a Wow or a Crap