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When a mother's love is murder - another gripping story of murder in high places by the author of the No 1 bestselller, Unravelling Oliver.

'Gone Girl fans will love Liz Nugent's Lying in Wait ... it twists, it turns, its characters are utterly despicable and it is a compulsive triumph' Stylist
'A stunningly talented writer' Sophie Hannah
'The intricate plotting and jolting suspense hold you in a vice till the last page' Sunday Times
'Clear your diary if you pick up this seductively sinister story. The twists come together in a superbly scary denouncement which delivers a final sting in the tail. Brilliantly macabre' Sunday Mirror
'Brilliant plotting ratchets up the tension in this chilling tale of obsessive love, madness and motherhood' Woman & Home
'The wit is sharp and the plot full of punishing twists' The Times Crime Club
'An unputdownable psychological thriller with an ending that lingers long after turning the final page' Irish Times
'An excellent example of "Domestic Noir" ... excitement and curiosity mount until you realise you can't put the book down. Highly recommended.' Literary Review
From the award-winning author of the No 1 bestseller, Unravelling Oliver
'My husband did not mean to kill Annie Doyle, but the lying tramp deserved it.'
Lydia Fitzsimons lives in the perfect house with her adoring husband and beloved son. There is just one thing Lydia yearns for to make her perfect life complete, though the last thing she expects is that pursuing it will lead to murder. However, needs must - because nothing can stop this mother from getting what she wants ...
'A tense, taut, almost gothic thriller where the tension tightens to near unbearable proportions ... impossible to stop reading. A brilliantly written, stand-out novel.' Marian Keyes
'Taut, crisp, clear, a storm-warning of a book. It has the eeriness of The Turn of the Screw; but as these screws turn, a mighty tension takes hold. Masterly' Sebastian Barry
'Deliciously twisted, shot through with dark and acid humour and the denouement is truly chilling.' Sarah Hilary
'Liz Nugent's characters are as unforgettably monstrous as they are believable. A superbly crafted novel and an absorbing portrait of the purest kind of evil.' Jane Casey
'I thought it impossible to match the brilliant Unravelling Oliver, but this Liz has done. Not only is her style beautiful, but she keeps the reader on the edge of their seat from page one until the completely unexpected ending. I read Lying in Wait in one sitting. I just couldn't bear the suspense. I absolutely loved it.' Amanda Redman
'She writes compellingly, creates posh sociopaths like no-one else and doesn't flinch when the end demands what it demands. Lying In Wait is a story you genuinely should not miss' Rick O'Shea, RTÉ
%%%Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller!

Featured in the Richard and Judy Spring 2017 Book Club

'Gone Girl fans will love Liz Nugent's Lying in Wait ... it twists, it turns, its characters are utterly despicable and it is a compulsive triumph' Stylist
From the award-winning author of the No 1 bestseller, Unravelling Oliver ...
'My husband did not mean to kill Annie Doyle, but the lying tramp deserved it.'
Lydia Fitzsimons lives in the perfect house with her adoring husband and beloved son. There is just one thing Lydia yearns for to make her perfect life complete, though the last thing she expects is that pursuing it will lead to murder. However, needs must - because nothing can stop this mother from getting what she wants ...
'A stunningly talented writer' Sophie Hannah
'The intricate plotting and jolting suspense hold you in a vice till the last page' Sunday Times
'Clear your diary if you pick up this seductively sinister story. The twists come together in a superbly scary denouncement whi

Reviews

It twists, it turns, it is a compulsive pulp triumph

Stylist

A tense, taut, almost gothic thriller where the tension tightens to near unbearable proportions. I devoured it in one sitting. Brilliantly written

Marian Keyes

Deliciously twisted, shot through with dark and acid humour and the denouement is truly chilling

Sarah Hilary

Excitement and curiosity mount until you realise you can't put the book down. Highly recommended

Literary Review

She keeps the reader on the edge of their seat until the completely unexpected ending. I just couldn't bear the suspense. I absolutely loved it

Amanda Redman

An unputdownable psychological thriller with an ending that lingers in the mind long after turning the final page

Irish Times

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780241974063

    March 20, 2017

    Penguin General UK

    368 pages

    RRP $26.00

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  • EBook

    9780241974056

    July 14, 2016

    Penguin eBooks (UK Adult)

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Skin Deep
Unravelling Oliver

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