Sneak Peek Sunday: Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent #travelingsistersread #BookBloggers @lizzienugent @SimonSchusterCA

We are joining Christina @ Recipe and a Read and Kim It’s All About The Thrill with this Sunday Sneak a Peek where we take a look inside a highly anticipated upcoming group read and give a little sneak peek into our thoughts or where we take a look into one of our group discussions.  To see what other books we are excited about pop on over to Christina and Kim’s sneak peeks by following the links.

This week, we are featuring a peek into a title that hasn’t been released here in Canada until November 27, 2018. As soon as Norma received a copy of Lying in Wait from Simon & Schuster Canada she was very excited to get reading it, however, I can be a stickler when it comes to the Traveling Sisters schedule for upcoming reads and it wasn’t quite on the calendar just yet to read. After waiting long enough she accidentally started reading before it was scheduled, put up the threads and the group just took off from there and the discussion is still ongoing with Traveling Sisters joining in.

Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent

From Goodreads

From the international bestselling author of Unraveling Oliver, an “unputdownable psychological thriller with an ending that lingers long after turning the final page” (The Irish Times) about a Dublin family whose dark secrets and twisted relationships are suddenly revealed.

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.

For fans of Ruth Ware and Gillian Flynn, this novel is a “seductively sinister story. The twists come together in a superbly scary denouncement, which delivers a final sting in the tail. Brilliantly macabre” (Sunday Mirror).

Lying in Wait starts off with one the best first lines we have ever read and we were immediately drawn in right from that very first line.

On to a sneak peek into this group read.

Web_L339-3_brunette_brown eyesFrom Norma’s review

Oh my goodness, LYING IN WAIT by LIZ NUGENT was an absolutely fantastic and unputdownable read that had me totally consumed with curiosity right from the moment I read that killer opening line. I was hooked and the suspense was so intense that I was flipping through those pages as fast as I possibly could.

LYING IN WAIT by LIZ NUGENT is an engrossing, dark, disturbing, and dramatic read here that in my opinion had all the elements to make this the perfect psychological thriller. The storyline, the characters, the suspenseful writing, and that totally shocking ending that definitely ruffled some of my feathers made this an all-around fulfilling read.

Web_L423-2_blonde_brown-eyesFrom Kristin’s review

NUGENT’s name deserves to be known. Her storytelling is top-notch, her characters deliciously demented, and the trail of her plot, seamless as it glides with a fluid grace leaving behind subtle hints like shadowy footprints that will tie everything together with expert precision.

img_6596From Christina’s review

Nugent’s story-telling ability really shined in a way that had me rapt from the start. At every new twist or turn, there was a burning need within me to figure out how this piece would fall into place with what the reader already knows to have happened. There was a subtlety here that really spoke to me, nothing was sensationalized or needed to be. These were facts that Nugent was giving to us at a steady pace that created a heady, dark and sometimes comedic atmosphere that draws the reader into the web and traps you there.

Web_L121-2_blonde_blue-eyesFrom Rose’s review

Much like the disturbed soil on its cover, Lying in Wait is rich and layered, with the constant sense of something wicked growing from its seemingly dormant roots.

I thought the characters were brilliantly developed, and though I was struggling with it around the halfway point, I’m glad that I stuck it out. Karen was such a breath of fresh air in contrast to the dank depths of Lydia’s non-soul, and that juxtaposition had me emotionally glued. Laurence was definitely the wild card: he was problematic in his own ways, but much of that spawned from the fact he was raised by the devil incarnate. It was interesting to watch him grow and see his true intentions come to fruition. For Rose’s full review

After reading Lying in Wait we are now fans of Liz Nugent and have added Unravelling Oliver to our list for an upcoming Friends Group read.


Have you read this one? Want to read this one?  Have you read any other books by Liz Nugent?  Drop us a comment!  We would love to hear from you!

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  1. I really enjoyed Unravelling Oliver and I’m looking forward to reading Lying in Wait. I see the public library has it with only a few holds so hopefully I can get it fairly quickly. I seem to recall Oliver had quite a good first line as well … “I expected more of a reaction the first time I hit her.” or something like that. It’s stuck with me for a long time. Great reviews!

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    1. I really loved Unraveling Oliver too Carol! I look forward to Lying in Wait. Hope we both love it!


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