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