saturday scoop - lying in wait - liz nugent

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That sounds so much better than book haters doesn't it!  LOL 

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my "scoop" (I'm all about the short sweet spoiler free style of reviewing) about a book I've read. 

I'd love to hear your thoughts or comments, if you have any, about this novel. I'd also love to hear about your favorite novel by this author (if there is/you have one). 

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.


I'm such a fan of Ms Nugent that I ordered Skin Deep from overseas because I didn't want to wait for the book to be published here in the USA. She's just that good. 

In fact after I read her first novel, Unraveling Oliver (in trade paperback), I kicked myself for not having read it when it came out the previous year in hardback. Yeah. She's that good. Seriously. 

So when I read the teaser for Lying in Wait at the end of Unraveling, I thought to myself, long must I wait for this book!  LOL 

I mean, c' could you not want a book that opens with the line (as seen above):

"My husband did not mean to kill Annie Doyle, but the lying tramp deserved it."

And part of the beauty of Lying in Wait, is that sentence practically drives (at least in part) one of the novels plot points. Did Annie really deserve it? Was she really a lying a tramp? And did Lydia's husband mean to kill her? I can't answer really, less I ruin things.  Read the book and decide for yourself. 

Additionally, I LOVE that in Ms Nugent's books she makes me genuinely care about, and in a way root, for the characters. Even the ones maybe you shouldn't. That is one of the true gifts in her writing; her novels are just as much as a study of her characters as they are about/of the plot.  

Another strength in Lying in Wait is the pacing and general atmosphere. The subtlety is brilliant. 

To say more about Lying in Wait would ruin it but I think fans of Ruth Ware and B A Paris would love/enjoy Ms Nugent's works as they have a similar feel.

Again - Yep, total fan girl - I mean I ordered Skin Deep from OVERSEAS!  Ms Nugent is really that damn good.