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.
Wow, wow, wow! I can’t rate this book highly enough. Lisa Hall is a genius, I haven’t been this impressed by a twist since I read I Let You Go by Clare Mackintosh. If there is an award for creating high levels of tension, then Lisa rightly deserves it. I could actually feel my chest tightening when I was reading some of the scenes in this book. Brilliant writing!
This book is really hard to talk about without giving anything away, I won’t say too much as I don’t want to spoil it for you but one thing I will say is that I really disliked Charlie, I don’t think I have ever hated a character so much. But this was what I really liked about this book, both the characters came alive on the page, and I was rooting for Sal to get out of the marriage. For me, as well as an engaging plot, you have to have great characters who drive the story, they have to make you care about wanting to read the rest of the book, and Lisa definitely has that in Between You And Me with Charlie and Sal.
The book is told from both Sal and Charlie’s perspectives when I started reading the book I thought I had made my mind up about one of the characters but as I got to know their history my opinion of them did slightly change. Lisa kept me on my toes as I tried to work out what was going on and what was going to happen.
Between You and Me deserves all the praise that it is getting. I have a copy of Lisa Hall’s next book, and that has shot straight to the top of my reading pile. I can’t wait to read it!
Publication date: 28th April 2016
Print: 356 pages