Lying in Wait

Lying in Wait

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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 fall apart. But Laurence is not as naive as Lydia thinks. And his obsession with the dead girl's family may be the undoing of his own.
Publisher: [London] :, Penguin Books,, 2017
Copyright Date: ♭2016
ISBN: 9780241974063
0241974062
Characteristics: 350 pages

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Kristen MERKE
Jun 26, 2019

An interesting and unconventional thriller set in 1980s Ireland with inter-related perspectives. I hated the characters but found the unique form enjoyable to read.

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ladybugg
Jun 22, 2019

excellent, couldn't read fast enough to find out what would happen next

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YakkingYogini
Jun 06, 2019

I love this Irish author! This novel features the Mom From Hell and how she successfully manipulates and ruins all her family members closest to her, unintentionally of course. So glad I discovered this great new author of psychological suspense. Similar to Ruth Ware and Gillian Flynn. Her first book, "Unraveling Oliver" was also quite interesting.

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gr8_reader
May 24, 2019

Readable but ridiculous and completely implausible.

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klewchuk_d
Apr 29, 2019

The book was an interesting read with decent pacing, though I don't understand why the author had to hammer on about one of the character's troubles with obesity. Yes it was a plot point but it came up constantly. Also the ending was terrible. It was completely implausible and ridiculous, as well as clear that the author felt absolutely no love for her characters.

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ninica
Apr 23, 2019

So, so... It requires a bit of thinking post reading to realize the irony of it all.

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N_Nye
Feb 17, 2019

Kept me on edge right until the end, but a bit disappointing as it was implausible. Some common sense would have changed the entire story. Despite that, it was a well written and nice to read about why it happened instead of trying to figure out who did it for a change.

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Huntsville1
Jan 25, 2019

In 3 words? What comes afterwards ….
Intriguing; madness; co-dependency; a not-so-funny comedy of errors

JCLS_Ashland_Kristin Jan 10, 2019

Super creepy thriller. This one is more about the aftermath of the crime and covering it up than who did it...so it's not really a mystery. Will be enjoyed more by people who don't mind reading books with unsympathetic characters...like Baby Teeth.

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vanessao24
Jan 01, 2019

yaaaassss

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Kristen MERKE
Jun 26, 2019

Kristen MERKE thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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