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Lying in Wait: A Novel by Liz Nugent
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Lying in Wait: A Novel (original 2016; edition 2018)

by Liz Nugent (Author)

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Title:Lying in Wait: A Novel
Authors:Liz Nugent (Author)
Info:Gallery/Scout Press (2018), 322 pages
Collections:2019 Reading List
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Tags:Crime Fiction, Mystery

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Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent (2016)

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    Praying Mantis by Domini Taylor (bluepiano)
    bluepiano: A mother just as horrid as the one in this book is up to similar shenanigans, although in Praying Mantis it's unloved daughter rather than beloved son whom Mom torments and betrays. This one's funner.
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Only liked two character, and one of them is so sad. Want the villains to get caught and I don’t care for novels told from the villains’ point of view. ( )
  mrswebster | Mar 18, 2019 |
Well, this one really surprised me! The novel begins with the fact that a woman's husband killed a young girl, but didn't mean it. This is stated by the woman. However, the husband didn't actually kill the girl, but his wife delivered the fatal blow. The wife is controlling and isn't too affected by the death, the husband, on the other hand, is frantic. The son, nearly an adult, is suspicious of his parents and what happened.
As the book progresses, the mother becomes more controlling of her son, Laurence. Laurence tries to break away from his mother, but the secret they keep is keeping them together. When Laurence meets Karen, the sister of the dead girl, he believes his life is going to change for the better.
What Laurence doesn't count on is his mother's inability to let go, which leads to a shocking conclusion.
This is an interesting study in the sick minds of some people. I really enjoyed this novel! I look forward to reading more from this author.
Thanks to NetGalley and Penguin Books for providing me with an advance reader copy in exchange for an honest review.
#NetGalley #LyingInWait #LizNugent ( )
  rmarcin | Jan 22, 2019 |
Well, THAT was something! With a complex mother-son duo at the heart of it, the novel explores relationships of all kinds... romantic, friendly and familial. It shows the lengths that people can go to to get what they want. Full of an eclectic mix of characters, it was an entertaining read indeed. ( )
  Megha17 | Jan 17, 2019 |
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. Thank you to Simon & Schuster and NetGalley for the e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. ( )
  carole888fort | Dec 19, 2018 |
This was one of those books that make you say "wow!".
My full review at: https://thelastpageturnedbookblog.blogspot.com/2018/11/review-lying-in-wait-by-l... ( )
  teenie-k | Nov 27, 2018 |
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"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"--… (more)

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