Lying in Wait

Lying in Wait

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"From the No. 1 bestselling author of the 2014 IBA Crime Novel of the Year 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: [Dublin] :, Penguin Ireland,, 2016
Copyright Date: ♭2016
ISBN: 9781844883639
1844883639
Characteristics: 306 pages

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gauchetal
Jun 18, 2017

The opening sentence "My husband did not mean to kill Annie Doyle, but the lying tramp deserved it." is indicative of the tone of this dark cleverly plotted psychological mystery. Each chapter is told through the alternative voices of the main characters giving their perceptions of events. Gets a little implausible towards the end but it that didn't detract from the enjoyment of an engrossing read.

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uncommonreader
Mar 15, 2017

I do not understand the spate of psychological thrillers in recent years, but this book is at the bottom end. It is totally implausible.

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