Jun 05 2018

Review for Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent

Posted by Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession in Reviews / 16 Comments

Review for Lying in Wait by Liz NugentLying in Wait by Liz Nugent
Published by Penguin on July 14th 2018
Genres: Adult, Mystery
Pages: 316
Format: Kindle
Source: Publisher
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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 naïve as Lydia thinks. And his obsession with the dead girl's family may be the undoing of his own.




From the outside, Andrew Fitzsimons and his wife and son Laurence are living quite comfortably. Events on that fateful night, leaves a young woman dead.

Andrew is a respected judge, but finds himself in a situation he should never had been in. Now he is worried about being blackmailed by Annie who happens to be a prostitute. one things leads to another and Annie ends up dead. Murdered..

This is told in multiple POV’s, Andrew, Lydia and Annie’s sister, Karen. Through all the POV’s, the story is layed out giving all the little clues for us. We just have to wait and pieces them all together as they come. The more you read, the more believe that the Fitzsimons are one seriously dysfunctional family. While Karen just want to know what happened to her sister.

Lydia is worried about her families social status but she is one overprotective parent, and I do mean over protective mother too, a little on the obsessive side. I kinda felt bad for her son Laurence. It wasn’t long before I realized that he wasn’t as naive and innocent as his mother thought he was. Andrew is starting to lose it, keeping So many secrets can do that you.

Now story wise, it is hard not to give too much away. It’s almost better not know a lot, allowing the pieces fall where they will. I will say one thing though, that ending was not at all how I thought it all would end. It was a pretty amazing little twist. Well done..

Lying in Wait will take you on one dark and twisted tale, full of suspense from start to finish. Overall, it is a pretty fantastic thriller, fans of this genre will enjoy it.





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Jenea @ Jenea's Book Obsession

16 Responses to “Review for Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent”

  1. verushka

    Oooh, the twist has me intrigued if it impressed so. Lydia sounds positively evil in an obsessive mother way and Laurence is a whole different type of evil!

  2. Debbie Haupt - The Reading Frenzy

    Okay that’s an interesting premise. You’ve got me interested Jenea!

  3. Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

    Great review, Jenea! It’s hard to not give anything away when reviewing a mystery! I’m really excited for this one after enjoying the audio version of Nugent’s Unraveling Oliver so much.

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