Lying in Wait

Lying in Wait

eBook - 2018
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The second heartstopping suspense novel by international bestselling author Liz Nugent—filled with dark secrets, twisted relationships, and unexpected surprises.
My husband did not mean to kill Annie Doyle, but the lying tramp deserved it.

In 1980s Dublin, Lydia Fitzsimons seems to have the perfect life—wife of Andrew, a respected judge, and mistress of Avalon, the beautiful house where she grew up. Her pride and joy, however, is her only child, her son Laurence, to whom she is utterly, obsessively devoted.

But her husband's murder of Annie Doyle, accidental or not, sets into motion a dark downward spiral. No one knows what Lydia and Andrew were doing with a drug-addled prostitute late at night on a deserted stretch of the strand near Dublin, but they stuffed her body into the trunk of their car and buried it in their tidy suburban garden, hoping that will put the matter to rest. Annie was a junkie from the wrong side of the tracks; surely no one will miss her or care to find out what happened to her.

Except that Annie has a sister. Her twin, Karen, who has fared much better in life, is desperate to find her. And when Karen crosses paths with Laurence, isolated and lonely, things begin to unravel. Laurence may be overweight and ungainly and bullied at school, but he's more clever than he's given credit for. He knows that something is very, very wrong in the Fitzsimons household—and he is determined to discover the truth...
Publisher: Simon & Schuster


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Kristen MERKE
Jun 26, 2019

An interesting and unconventional thriller set in 1980s Ireland with inter-related perspectives. I hated the characters but found the unique form enjoyable to read.

Jun 22, 2019

excellent, couldn't read fast enough to find out what would happen next

Jun 06, 2019

I love this Irish author! This novel features the Mom From Hell and how she successfully manipulates and ruins all her family members closest to her, unintentionally of course. So glad I discovered this great new author of psychological suspense. Similar to Ruth Ware and Gillian Flynn. Her first book, "Unraveling Oliver" was also quite interesting.

May 24, 2019

Readable but ridiculous and completely implausible.

Apr 29, 2019

The book was an interesting read with decent pacing, though I don't understand why the author had to hammer on about one of the character's troubles with obesity. Yes it was a plot point but it came up constantly. Also the ending was terrible. It was completely implausible and ridiculous, as well as clear that the author felt absolutely no love for her characters.

Apr 23, 2019

So, so... It requires a bit of thinking post reading to realize the irony of it all.

Feb 17, 2019

Kept me on edge right until the end, but a bit disappointing as it was implausible. Some common sense would have changed the entire story. Despite that, it was a well written and nice to read about why it happened instead of trying to figure out who did it for a change.

Jan 25, 2019

In 3 words? What comes afterwards ….
Intriguing; madness; co-dependency; a not-so-funny comedy of errors

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Jan 10, 2019

Super creepy thriller. This one is more about the aftermath of the crime and covering it up than who did it's not really a mystery. Will be enjoyed more by people who don't mind reading books with unsympathetic Baby Teeth.

Jan 01, 2019


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Jun 26, 2019

Kristen MERKE thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over


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