Lying in Wait

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From the international bestselling author of Unraveling Oliver, an “unputdownable psychological thriller with an ending that lingers long after turning the final page” (The Irish Times) about a Dublin family whose dark secrets and twisted relationships are suddenly revealed.

My husband did not mean to kill Annie Doyle, but the lying tramp deserved it.

On the surface, Lydia Fitzsimons has the perfect life—wife of a respected, successful judge, mother to a beloved son, mistress of a beautiful house in Dublin. That beautiful house, however, holds a secret. And when Lydia’s son, Laurence, discovers its secret, wheels are set in motion that lead to an increasingly claustrophobic and devastatingly dark climax.

For fans of Ruth Ware and Gillian Flynn, this novel is a “seductively sinister story. The twists come together in a superbly scary denouncement, which delivers a final sting in the tail. Brilliantly macabre” (Sunday Mirror).

Genres: Thriller / Mystery

Author: Liz Nugent

Hardcover, 312 pages

Published: June 12th, 2018

Publishing House: Gallery/Scout Press

My Review

Twisted, convoluted, psycho!

YES…everything you want from a thriller / mystery.

Most of us know that person that seeks all the attention….the acquaintance, friend or relative that is of the manipulative sort… The one that only sees fault in others and the world, but not their own shortcomings. The one that makes a great deal when you are hurt, how dramatic that is for them but does not consider the actual ailments of that other person. Perhaps even hurt animals in their childhood? (Oops…maybe not…I just read that somewhere…Conduct disorder etc. But hey, I can see it in this case!)

Should you be reading this novel, brace yourself for one twisted protagonist who turns all the cogs of evil behind the innocent people around WHILE PLAYING THE VICTIM !!! Yes, I had my suspicions early on, but then I wondered, perhaps I am wrong somewhere. And this novel just kept on bringing the twists and evil in waves….It is hair pulling, nail biting…a savory long twisted ride.

I have to admit, I started this novel on audio a few weeks before I ended up reading the book. I actually gave up on it too early. After the initial bang of the murder scene, Nugent takes her time establishing characters, places, alibis while weaving a large intricate pattern of messed up lives, family ties and friendships. So hang in there, and seriously give it a try.

This novel is truly set on a manipulative mastermind and I just could not believe the sadistic twisted ways one can behave. So, as mentioned in the beginning…you know such a knifing, selfish person, BEWARE!

Everything makes so much more sense now...
…you will just have to read it. It’s fabulous.