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NOBODY BUT US by Laure Van Rensburg

He’s a well-respected college professor. She’s a young and eager-to-please student.

He knows she would do anything for him. She knows his certainty is his weakness

He thinks he’ll get what he wants. She thinks he’ll get exactly what he needs.

Two liars.
One twisted path.
A game of cat and mouse.


Title : Nobody But Us
Author : Laure Van Rensburg
Format : Physical
Page Count : 390
Genre : Domestic Thriller
Publisher : Penguin Books
Release Date : November 10, 2022 (PB release)

Reviewer : Micky
Rating : ★ ★ ★ ★

Micky’s 4 star review

What the W H A T?

I’m going to be very vague on plot because I want other readers to feel the surprises I did. This is a story of coupledom with characters who are not likeable in any way. Who to root for? Who is the worst? By the end I have firmer feelings on this but it is still a conflicted feeling.

This story sets up an eerie vibe almost immediately…a house in the middle of nowhere, an ongoing snow storm, creaky noises. That atmosphere was very palpable. I liked how the plot got straight into the story without much hanging around. You don’t have to wait for dubious action, it comes in waves.

This thriller was a quick read, easy to get into and it kept my attention. The story was narrated from three main POVs, one something of a mystery. I enjoyed the reveals when they came and there was something ultimately sickly satisfying about where things ended up.

3.5 – 4 stars, rounded up.

Thank you to Penguin Books for the review copy.


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