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: 2018
ISBN: 9781501191305
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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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


Dec 19, 2018

Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent is absolutely the most sinister book I have read this year. As with Unraveling Oliver, the author begins again with a crime: Lydia and Andrew kill Annie, a junkie prostitute. In an attempt to hide their crime, they bury Annie's body in their back garden, while their teenage son Laurence is unaware of the goings-on. The author does a great job of making this story unpredictable from the get-go. Soon Annie's family , including her twin Karen, begin a failed search for her. The Dublin police are not showing a great deal of interest in this disappearance. More and more secrets surface as the years go by and the plot literally thickens until the creepiest of endings. This psychological thriller will have you holding your breath. A highly- recommended read.

Dec 19, 2018

Told from the perspective of Lydia,Laurence and Karen where it draws you into a world of the
dysfunctional family.....there are so many twists and turns....a psychological crime thriller

Dec 19, 2018

To be fair, I like my thrillers to be somewhat realistic and possible and I realize not everyone does. That said, I am surprised at the high ratings because despite being very readable, it was outrageously implausible. When I read Gilly MacMillan, for example, it is logical and rolls out in a way that could actually happen. But a crazy mother, abusive husband, convenient deaths, a bizarre obesity sub plot, nobody notices the freshly dug grave in the back yard, everyone in town judges the victim, The police fail to follow any lead? Come on. The opening line of the fly leaf was promising. After that, just kind of ridiculous.

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