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.
OH MY GOD! What a book! I loved every single page of Between You And me, it’s a fantastic psychological thriller that comes with the tag line “with a twist you won’t see coming”. Now normally when I read something along those lines I’m pretty sceptical, but it’s the perfect line for this book, and very much lived up to its promise.
Between You And Me tells the story of Sal and Charlie, to the outside they appear to be the perfect couple in the perfect marriage, but behind closed doors it’s a very different story. This a tale of domestic abuse between a husband and wife. At times I found it difficult to read about the constant abuse Sal suffered at the hands of Charlie, it makes for a dark and very compelling read. Lisa Hall has created characters who are believably realistic, without giving away any spoilers I was really drawn into Sam and Charlie’s life, which at times made for uncomfortable read.
Between You And Me certainly kept me reading late into the night, as the plot flows seamlessly, and I got so involved in Sal and Charlie’s life, I didn’t want to put it down, also I kept thinking about “the twist” and what it could be. Well I have to say the ending completely blew me away, I really couldn’t believe what I was reading and in fact I went back and re-read the last couple of chapters to make sure I had read it right! It really is that twisted!
This is Lisa Hall’s debut novel. and what a debut, she has written a well plotted Psychological thriller with the mother of all twists. It’s certainly one of the best debuts I have read in a while, it’s compelling and shocking, and very cleverly crafted. I predict a great future ahead for Lisa Hall and I will certainly be recommending Between You And Me to everyone who loves a psychological thriller.
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐out of 5
Publisher: Carina (17 Mar. 2016)
Print Length: 322 pages