Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent

Lying in Wait

My husband did not mean to kill Annie Doyle, but the lying tramp deserved it.

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.

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Wow what a novel and what an ending! This is my first Liz Nugent novel and it was refreshing to read a novel that is anything from typical. From the beginning sentence – My husband did not mean to kill Annie Doyle, but the lying tramp deserved it – to the final scene, everything was unconventional.

Lying in Wait isn’t your classic who dunnit. Right from the opening lines, the reader knows what happened and who is to blame. The rest of the novel focuses on Lydia Fitzsimmons, her son Laurence and Annie Doyle’s sister, Karen. Parts of the novel were super creepy especially once you got to know the characters a bit better. I really enjoyed reading about the different characters and how their lives became intertwined.

4 calculators out of a potential 5. If you are looking for something different check out Lying in Wait and I’m excited to check out Liz Nugent’s other novels!


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