|Amazon USA Amazon UK|
Review by Suze
It's 1980 and Karen's sister Annie disappears. Karen never hears from her again while they were really close. She couldn't always rely on Annie, but they had a strong bond. Because of Annie's past the police investigation isn't going anywhere, they don't take her disappearance seriously enough to thoroughly investigate. Karen wants to find out what happened to her sister and she's determined to keep looking for Annie until she knows.
Laurence is an overweight only child. His parents are living in a stately home, but they don't have any money. It's hard to make ends meet and they can only barely manage to keep their house. Laurence's mother Lydia always wanted a big family, but she wasn't able to have more children after Laurence. She's very attached to her son. Her beautiful home and perfect family can't be threatened, she simply won't let that happen...
Lying in Wait is a creepy novel filled with power games, nauseating secrets, guilt and craziness. It's the perfect recipe for a strong, dark and twisted psychological thriller. I read this book in one sitting. It gripped me from the start and I couldn't put it down. It's clear from the beginning that a series of disasters will be set in motion and I was both fascinated and repelled by what happened. Liz Nugent has written an impressive story filled with suspense and awful surprises.
Liz Nugent's writing style is easy to read. I love the contrast between the accessible way she writes and the gruesome things that happen in the story. I was spellbound and felt indignant at the same time. Liz Nugent's writing is like a theatre show, she is the puppet master who is in control of everything and everyone and she knows exactly when she needs to pull which string. That makes her stories extraordinary.
Lying in Wait is an amazing book. It's a story I will remember for a very long time. There's so much goodness in some of the main characters, but there's also great evil. It's a story filled with opposites, scruples and impossible decisions. There are many interesting twists and turns and Liz Nugent managed to surprise me over and over again. The ending is fantastic and unexpected, creative and brilliantly put together. I highly recommend this book. If you like the genre, you don't want to miss this story.