‘Gone Girl fans will love Liz Nugent’s Lying in Wait … it twists, it turns, its characters are utterly despicable and it is a compulsive triumph’ Stylist
From the award-winning author of the No 1 bestseller, Unravelling Oliver …
‘My husband did not mean to kill Annie Doyle, but the lying tramp deserved it.’
Lydia Fitzsimons lives in the perfect house with her adoring husband and beloved son. There is just one thing Lydia yearns for to make her perfect life complete, though the last thing she expects is that pursuing it will lead to murder. However, needs must – because nothing can stop this mother from getting what she wants …
Lying In Wait is one of those books that keeps you hanging, from start to finish. With an opening line like, “My husband did not mean to kill Annie Doyle but the lying tramp deserved it” really gets your heart racing, wondering exactly what the “lying tramp” had done to deserve being killed! Or how Lydia and Andrew came to kill the girl, it’s quite blase the way they go about it and that’s all the more creepy.
I honestly had no idea where the book was going and I was so glad the back of the book didn’t give away too much of the plot, because with this kind of book it’s best to go in blind, especially since you definitely can’t seem to trust any of the narrators at any point in time, it’s always unsettling to not trust any of the characters, but it was still incredibly compelling.
I can see why Liz Nugent has had such high praise for her books – she writes taut, compelling thrillers that keep you on the edge of your seat the whole time you’re reading, and I really, really enjoyed Lying In Wait. It was such a fantastic read, the kind of delicious thriller I love.