Lying in Wait

Lying in Wait

Large Print - 2018
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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.
Publisher: Waterville, Maine :, Thorndike Press,, 2018.
Edition: Large print edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781432857790
Characteristics: 465 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.

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ladybugg
Jun 22, 2019

excellent, couldn't read fast enough to find out what would happen next

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YakkingYogini
Jun 06, 2019

I love this Irish author! This novel features the Mom From Hell and how she successfully manipulates and ruins all her family members closest to her, unintentionally of course. So glad I discovered this great new author of psychological suspense. Similar to Ruth Ware and Gillian Flynn. Her first book, "Unraveling Oliver" was also quite interesting.

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gr8_reader
May 24, 2019

Readable but ridiculous and completely implausible.

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klewchuk_d
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.

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ninica
Apr 23, 2019

So, so... It requires a bit of thinking post reading to realize the irony of it all.

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N_Nye
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.

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Huntsville1
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...so it's not really a mystery. Will be enjoyed more by people who don't mind reading books with unsympathetic characters...like Baby Teeth.

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vanessao24
Jan 01, 2019

yaaaassss

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carolefort
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.

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