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 lifewife 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 Lydias 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)....
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Lying in Wait Reviews
Liz Nugent's opening line in this twisted and devious page turning mystery certainly creates an impact.
My husband did not mean to kill Annie Doyle, but the lying tramp deserved it.
Having loved Liz Nugent's previous novel Unravelling Oliver I was thrilled to get an opportunity to read her latest novel Lying in Wait and I certainly was not disappointed as her plot lines, character development and writing is sharp and vivid and this author certainly knows how to tell a story. I have read a lot o ...more
Well this is amazing, a psychological thriller that really delivers and definitely lives up to the buzz and reviews that are generating for this book. It was crazy creepy, sometimes almost made me gasp (I’m not kidding here), this is one heck of a good read.
This book features a true psychopath, the meaning of which is “Psychopathy is a personality disorder which has symptoms expressed over a wide range of settings.Socially, it expresses extensive callous and manipulative self-serving behaviors w ...more
Crazy people go through the forest by taking the psycho path......
Strange how people never quite reveal every card in their deck. They wear that poker face day in and day out and keep the Joker locked inside the vault.
Lydia Fitzsimon and her husband, Andrew, have found themselves on a cold, deserted beach outside of Dublin. Hardly alone, since you've got to count that body in the trunk of the Jaguar. Andrew's hands must have squeezed a little too tight. Odd behavior for a judge who would never w ...more
4 wow this was quite the creepy story stars!
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"Determination becomes obsession and then it becomes all that matters."
Lydia has it all or so it seems. She is married to a judge, Andrew, has a son. Lawrence, whom she loves to an obsession, and a huge home. For many the signs pointed to a happy life and yet, Lydia is anything but happy. She is a scheming plotting woman who wants what she wants and will do what she feels is necessa ...more
Was his life and his family made of secrets? That is what it seemed like to Laurence.
Laurence found out that his father had killed someone because she was blackmailing him. What his parents did with the body and the fact that Andrew killed a woman was a huge secret his father had to keep. This secret took its toll on Andrew and Laurence.
His mother actually was not fazed by it perhaps because of a deep, dark secret from her childhood that neither Laurence or Andrew knew about and which was anothe ...more
The best part of this novel is the first sentence and it’s a doozy. It’s downhill from there. I enjoyed Nugent’s first novel, Unraveling Oliver, her second lacks tension. Told from the points of view of a mother, a son and a dead girl’s sister it reads like a sophomoric high school essay.
Liz Nugent has a very original approach to psychological thrillers. I don't think this book is a thriller as you know from the start what has happened. But psychological it certainly is. The end is very unsuspected. This tale is extremely well and believably told.
The first line of this book is superb! It captivates you right away as you wonder just what has happened?
Andrew and Lydia Fitzsimons are a married couple who have a teenaged son named Laurence. One night something badly goes wrong and a murder is committed. The story is told in three viewpoints; Lydia, Karen (the victim's sister) and Laurence. This book is total disfunction!! It was a slow building thriller that is completely despairing!!
Perfect title too!