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Happy Canadian Publication Day to Liz Nugent!


Web_L339-4_brunette_brown eyesNorma’s Review

Wowza!!! 5 Absolutely Perfect Stars! Favourite 2018 Read!

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.

LIZ NUGENT delivers an exciting, twisty, suspenseful, and well-written read here with one of the absolute best characters in a psychological thriller that I have yet read. The way that this story was delivered with such ease and so subtly without any unnecessary graphic content was so gripping and intensely suspenseful in its own way. I love it when an author can write so well that takes you into the story fully then when the reveal comes you are totally blown away which I most definitely was.

Web_L367-4_brunette_green-eyesBrenda’s Review

I read Lying in Wait with five of my Traveling Sisters and it made for another fantastic discussion. We highly recommend for group reads!

Lying in Wait’s first line caught our attention, peaked our interest and we all flew through this one as fast and we could. It’s one of the most intriguing starts to a book we have read. The ending left quite an impression with us all too. It had us jumping up out of our chairs, throwing our arms up and cheering or yelling and chanting WOW or WHAT did I just read!!

Lying in Wait is a well-layered, complex and entertaining story that delves into the mind of a controlling, calculating and cold character. When buried secrets start to surface our characters start to unravel and we are drawn into their insecurities, greed and the lengths they will go to keep their secrets buried. The story becomes darker and murkier with each page.

Liz Nugent does a great job creating intriguing and creepy characters with complicated relationships. At times I questioned who was the victim and who was the villain. The characters are fun to dislike and are unlikable in the best possible way.

After reading Lying In Wait, we have put Unraveling Oliver on our list for an upcoming group in November.

Norma’s Stats:
Cover: Creepy, sinister, suspenseful and immediately had me intrigued. I love covers that have a scary feel to it because I find them so appealing! An extremely fitting representation to storyline.
Title: Intriguing, suspenseful, and a fitting representation to storyline.
Writing/Prose: Well-written, engaging, captivating, and fluid.
Plot: Suspenseful, engrossing, fast-paced, held my attention fully and extremely entertaining.
Ending: Shocking, maddening, and brilliant. I wanted to throw my precious book at one moment but in the end I was totally satisfied.
Overall: An irresistible, intense, surprising, suspenseful, and fabulous read! Would highly recommend!

Thank you so much to Simon & Schuster Canada for the opportunity to read an advance  reader’s copy of this book! It was an absolute pleasure reading this fantastic novel!


Have you read this one? Want to add it to your TBR? Drop us a comment! We love to hear from you.


18 thoughts on “Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent #travelingsistersread #BookBloggers @SimonSchusterCA @liznugentwriter

  1. Abby says:

    Great review!! I read this one over the summer, but I was just thinking about this book today and how creepy it is!! Lydia is the ultimate crazy and this book was a wild ride!

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    1. Thank you so much, Abby! This by far was one of my absolute favourite psychological thrillers. I am so glad to hear that you thought this book was a wild ride too! 🙂

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  2. Well, I just had to go add this to my TBR. Great review!

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    1. L Lostinacoulee says:

      Thanks Stephanie! 💜

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  3. Kim Rogers says:

    Fantastic review! I agree this was one of the best books I have read this year!

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    1. L Lostinacoulee says:

      Thanks Kim! So happy to hear you put this on your best books of the year list!!

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  4. I love me a good psychological thriller, so I’m definitely going to read this one. Sounds fabulous!


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    1. L Lostinacoulee says:

      Hope you love it!!!! 💜

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  5. Shalini says:

    Fab review… It was a creepy read… I was freaked out…

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    1. L Lostinacoulee says:

      Thank you so much Shalini! Yes – so creepy good!

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  6. Diana says:

    Wow, i really need to read this one. Glad y’all enjoyed it. It sounds intense but also really good.

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    1. L Lostinacoulee says:

      Thank you Diana! Hope you get a chance to read this. It’s sooo good!

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  7. Nice reviews, ladies..glad you enjoyed this one!

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    1. Thank you so much, Marialyce! It was fabulous! 🙂

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  8. This book was just crazy good! Loved discussing it with you and the rest of the group.

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    1. So agree!!! We loved reading this one with you as well, Jonetta! 🙂

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  9. carhicks says:

    Wonderful review ladies. Not only have your reviews intrigued me, but all the comments as well. I am looking forward to reading about crazy Lydia. Moving way up my TBR.

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    1. L Lostinacoulee says:

      Yes Carla! You have to move this one up on your list! I just finished it and LOVED it!!!! 💜

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