Lying in Wait

Lying in Wait

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The last people who expect to be meeting with a drug-addicted prostitute are a respected judge and his reclusive wife. And they certainly don't plan to kill her and bury her in their exquisite suburban garden. Yet Andrew and Lydia Fitzsimons find themselves in this unfortunate situation. While Lydia does all she can to protect their innocent son Laurence and their social standing, her husband begins to falls apart. But Laurence is not as naive as Lydia thinks. And his obsession with the dead girl's family may be the undoing of his own.
Publisher: Dublin : Penguin Ireland, 2016
ISBN: 9781844883639
Branch Call Number: FIC Nugen
Characteristics: 306 pages ; 24 cm

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emelel
Jul 14, 2018

A-ma-zing! I was hooked right from the beginning, despite a bevvy of unlikeable characters. Is the ending a little implausible? Sure. However, I think many works of fiction require a modicum of suspended disbelief. For me, I really didn't notice it all that much. I was so wrapped up in the story itself that it finally ended and I just sat there staring into space trying to absorb what had just happened. I think if you're willing to let yourself be swept away by the narrative- you will really enjoy this book.

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aliciamarie
Jul 03, 2018

What a dark but weirdly lovely story. The twists and turns and different points of character views really made for quite a delightful read! This novel tells the story about a girl's death and the aftermath it brings to two separate families.

I honestly can't say much about this story without giving things away. The characters were very well developed. On one side of the story we have a highly dysfunctional, "rich" family that includes a manipulative mother with a dark past and her sheltered and timid son trying to find his place in the world.

We also are introduced to another type of family. This poor but loving family is torn to pieces when their daughter/sister goes missing. They try their best to move on and live their lives, but the tragedy of their loss seems to have trapped them all in the living hell of not knowing what happened.

The psychological thrill in this novel is a slow burn, but worth the wait! The ending was so satisfying yet so tragic that I was left thinking "Am I okay with this ending? It completely works, but is it justice?".

Lying In Wait is a Summer '18 must read! You will love it! A 5-star read for me! It was just released last week here in the U.S. so get your copy now!

Thanks to Netgalley and Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books for allowing me an eARC to read and give my honest review!

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gauchetal
Jun 18, 2017

The opening sentence "My husband did not mean to kill Annie Doyle, but the lying tramp deserved it." is indicative of the tone of this dark cleverly plotted psychological mystery. Each chapter is told through the alternative voices of the main characters giving their perceptions of events. Gets a little implausible towards the end but it that didn't detract from the enjoyment of an engrossing read.

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uncommonreader
Mar 15, 2017

I do not understand the spate of psychological thrillers in recent years, but this book is at the bottom end. It is totally implausible.

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