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Lying in Wait

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Winner RTE Radio 1's Ryan Tubridy Show Listeners' Choice Award at the 2016 IBAs!'Gone Girl fans will love Liz Nugent's Lying in Wait ... it twists, it turns, its characters are utterly despicable and it is a compulsive triumph' Stylist'A stunningly talented writer' Sophie Hannah'The intricate plotting and jolting suspense hold you in a vice till the last page' Sunday Times'Clear your diary if you pick up this seductively sinister story. The twists come together in a superbly scary denouncement which delivers a final sting in the tail. Brilliantly macabre' Sunday Mirror'Brilliant plotting ratchets up the tension in this chilling tale of obsessive love, madness and motherhood' Woman & Home'The wit is sharp and the plot full of punishing twists' The Times Crime Club'An unputdownable psychological thriller with an ending that lingers long after turning the final page' Irish Times'An excellent example of "Domestic Noir" ... excitement and curiosity mount until you realise you can't put the book down. Highly recommended.' Literary ReviewFrom the award-winning author of the No 1 bestseller, Unravelling Oliver'My husband did not mean to kill Annie Doyle, but the lying tramp deserved it.'Lydia Fitzsimons lives in the perfect house with her adoring husband and beloved son. There is just one thing Lydia yearns for to make her perfect life complete, though the last thing she expects is that pursuing it will lead to murder. However, needs must - because nothing can stop this mother from getting what she wants ...'A tense, taut, almost gothic thriller where the tension tightens to near unbearable proportions ... impossible to stop reading. A brilliantly written, stand-out novel.' Marian Keyes'Taut, crisp, clear, a storm-warning of a book. It has the eeriness of The Turn of the Screw; but as these screws turn, a mighty tension takes hold. Masterly' Sebastian Barry'Deliciously twisted, shot through with dark and acid humour and the denouement is truly chilling.' Sarah Hilary'Liz Nugent's characters are as unforgettably monstrous as they are believable. A superbly crafted novel and an absorbing portrait of the purest kind of evil.' Jane Casey'I thought it impossible to match the brilliant Unravelling Oliver, but this Liz has done. Not only is her style beautiful, but she keeps the reader on the edge of their seat from page one until the completely unexpected ending. I read Lying in Wait in one sitting. I just couldn't bear the suspense. I absolutely loved it.' Amanda Redman'She writes compellingly, creates posh sociopaths like no-one else and doesn't flinch when the end demands what it demands. Lying In Wait is a story you genuinely should not miss' Rick O'Shea, RTEshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 23mm | 416g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • Penguin Ireland
  • London, Ireland
  • English
  • 1844883639
  • 9781844883639
  • 30,749

About Liz Nugent

Before becoming a full-time writer Liz Nugent worked in Irish film, theatre and television. In 2014 her first novel, Unravelling Oliver, was a Number One bestseller and won the Crime Fiction Prize in the 2014 Irish Book Awards. Her second novel, Lying in Wait, went straight to Number One in the Irish bestseller charts, remained there for nearly two months and won her a second IBA. She lives in Dublin with her husband.show more

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Truly excellent, beautifully written ... strongly recommended * Sophie Hannah on Unravelling Oliver * Compelling, clever and dark, unlike any other psychological thriller you will have read before * Heat Magazine on Unravelling Oliver * The compulsion to continue reading never wanes ... a persistently satisfying read * Sunday Times on Unravelling Oliver * A page-turning, one-sitting read from a brand new master of psychological suspense * Sunday Independent on Unravelling Oliver * An ambitiously structured and compelling "whydunnit" * Daily Mail on Unravelling Oliver *show more

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Truly excellent, beautifully written ... strongly recommended Sophie Hannah on Unravelling Olivershow more

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4,434 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
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4 39% (1,723)
3 20% (880)
2 6% (269)
1 2% (104)
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