One thing that most people don’t know about me is…I’m a self confessed bookworm.
When my Mum recommended Lisa Hall’s debut novel, Between you and me, I wasn’t too sure that the twist/plot would captivate me – how wrong I was!
I don’t want to give anything away, so I promise that the below contains no spoilers.
So firstly the blurb says:
“They say every marriage has its secrets.
But no one sees what happens behind closed doors.
And sometimes those doors should never be opened…
Sal and Charlie are married. They love each other. But they aren’t happy. Sal cannot leave, no matter what Charlie does – no matter how much it hurts.”
I’m an avid fan of a psychological plot whether that be in a book or on the movie screen, but eight out of ten times I manage to guess the twist before it happens. So immediately upon reading I began to start making guesses about what could possibly happen, but I didn’t even come close. When reviewers say “a twist you won’t see coming” – they really mean it!
This story about a married couple called Sal and Charlie is quite an uncomfortable one to read. It’s a tale of domestic abuse between a husband and wife. It’s extremely compelling and I didn’t put the book down for an entire day (yes I finished it the same day I started). Lisa Hall has done a brilliant job in creating a captivating thriller with very realistic characters, however slightly unrealistic English weather described throughout.
The plot flows seamlessly, and you almost start to feel like you’re witnessing the story unfold in front of your very own eyes. I think it would make a brilliant movie and could see it being a huge hit with fans of Gone Girl and Girl on the train.
For a debut novel, Lisa Hall pulled it out the bag superbly. It’s one of my favourite books I’ve ever read and I easily reviewed it with 5 stars on Goodreads. It’s the mother of all twists and I must confess, I had to reread the same chapter twice because I couldn’t quite believe it. I think Lisa will have an amazing future as an author and I look forward to reading her next release.
To purchase Between you and me by Lisa Hall visit: Amazon – Lisa Hall Between You and Me