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Review: What Lies Between by B.N. Toler

What Lies Between is the follow up novel to Where One Goes which is available now with a new cover.

At the core of it, life is a test—an opportunity to prove who we are; what we’re really made of. Short as it was, I’d like to think I lived my life well, that when people remember Ike McDermott, they remember he was a good man. When I look back, I’m proud of who I was.

Leaving behind the woman I loved was the hardest thing I’d ever done, and finding peace with the knowledge she was building a life with my brother after I moved on took a strength I didn’t know I had. But George and Charlotte were still alive. I wasn’t. Together, they forged on, and I was okay with that because I knew, one day, Charlotte and I would be reunited.

One day she would be mine.

All I had to do was wait.

Time works differently in the afterlife. Without any ties to the living, it doesn’t so much as slow, but stop altogether. There is no worrying about what is to come, there is only what is.

I didn’t know if four days, or fifty years had passed when I found Charlotte by our tree in my corner of the other side. All I knew was she was here, and I would never have to let her go. I finally had my reward for the life I’d lived.

But I’d soon learn Fate had other plans, and everything I believed about who I was would be tested once again. Only this time, I wasn’t so sure I could stay strong.

This time, I wasn’t sure I could be a good man.

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My Review

“Love is terrifying. It has the power to seep its way through your body like heroin, giving you the most exquisite high, or blaze you over and scorch you to ash. So many people chase it, while others run away. We’re addicted to the pleasure and pain. I understood what he meant about me being his high–George McDermontt was my drug of choice. And it terrified me.”

“Love is….bigger than us. We don’t get to make choices about this. The only choice we have is how we move with it. The only thing I can do is give you my blessing. Whatever happens, wherever you are, my heart is yours. Always.”

What Lies Between……Where do I even start? Where One Goes was a truly special story that rocked me to the core. I had never experienced a story or love story quite like that one. So, when I heard that there was going to be a sequel, that’s right a sequel, I was equal parts scared and excited. I didn’t know how my heart would handle returning to this world, but I’d be liar if I said I wasn’t completely intrigued.

Now, I will be the first to tell you that writing a spoiler free review for this book is nearly impossible. There are so many things I want to say, so many things I want to swoon and rage about, but I won’t do that. My advice to you is go into this sequel blind. Yes, you absolutely must read Where One Goes first. But, please go into What Lies Between blind. This is the kind of story that you must read, and feel yourself. What I can tell you is that I had chills. I had no clue what I was getting into with this book, but my heart once again was not prepared for where this story would take me.

What Lies Between is a complex story about love and life. It’s a story about the unexplained and seeing the world in a different light. It’s a story about the most complicated love that will make you think and question just about everything. I for one felt so many different emotions. From feeling like I returned home, to wondering what in the world was happening, to yelling at my kindle and swooning in the very next moment. This book took me on one crazy journey and was filled with twists and unexpected turns. I certainly did not see this book coming.

What Lies Between is an all consuming story. It is complicated. It’s beautiful. It’s totally unexpected and will keep you glued to the pages. I devoured What Lies Between in just one afternoon. I was positively hooked. I loved being reunited with these characters and enjoyed getting swept up in their lives again….

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

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4 responses »

  1. Great review! Glad you enjoyed it!! -Ashley

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  2. katsbookcornerreads

    Awesome review and cover!!! I’m my tbr gr list!! Shared on my socials!!😉💖

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