Lying in Wait


Book Title: Lying in Wait

Author: Liz Nugent

Publisher: Penguin Ireland

Publication Date: July 14th 2016

Genre(s): Mystery & Thrillers, General Fiction (Adult)

Pages: 320

Format Received: ARC (eBook)

Goodreads: The last people who expect to be meeting with a drug-addicted prostitute are a respected judge and his reclusive wife. And they certainly don’t plan to kill her and bury her in their exquisite suburban garden.

Yet Andrew and Lydia Fitzsimons find themselves in this unfortunate situation.

While Lydia does all she can to protect their innocent son Laurence and their social standing, her husband begins to falls apart.

But Laurence is not as naïve as Lydia thinks. And his obsession with the dead girl’s family may be the undoing of his own.

My review: A huge thank you to Netgalley and Penguin UK for an advanced reading copy of the brilliant and exhilarating novel Lying In Wait by Liz Nugent – wow!

The opening line to this novel is magnetic … ” My husband did not mean to kill Annie Doyle, but the lying tramp deserved it.” – You read it and immediately you are attracted to a novel which at first appearance seems to be the average run of the mill crime novel but quickly it turns into something that is sinister, absorbing, malicious and manipulative.

From the first sentence you are trapped, there is no letting go. I have not read any other Liz Nugent novel but I think I need to go and buy them.

Thank you again Netgalley, Penguin UK and especially Liz Nugent for allowing me the opportunity to read this great novel by writing it in the first place.

About the author: In her early career Liz Nugent worked as a stage manager in theatres in Ireland and toured internationally. More recently, Liz has written extensively for radio and television drama. She has been shortlisted for the prestigious Francis McManus Short Story Award. She lives with her husband in her native Dublin. Unravelling Oliver is her first novel. For more information about Liz Nugent, visit her website.


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