With thanks to the publishers for allowing us a copy of Liz Nugent’s Lying In wait in exchange for review – billed by Stylist as ‘For fans of Gone Girl… It twists, it turns, it is a compulsive triumph,’ we couldn’t resist getting lost in the pages of this one!
The book brings us the story of Lydia, accustomed to the good life, she lives in a big house with her loving husband and her son. But there is something missing for Lydia which she wants to make her life complete and unfortunately the need for it leads to murder, a murder that overshadows her son’s life. Lydia is a complex character who it is clear from the outset is able to compartmentalise her feelings and is determined to get her own way whatever the cost. As the plot moves on through the years this plays a big part dominating her son’s life and it’s clear there is somewhat of a sinister side to this mum, whose obsession with her son may be all too much.
On the other side of the tale is a family who are effected by the loss of their daughter and sister, left wondering if she is alive or dead and never giving up hope that she may be found or the killer bought to justice. But ironically the one helping them is the son of the murderers, and as the plot becomes complicated with the feelings Laurence has, this is a story as a reader you know can’t end well.
A truly dark and gripping novel, which will keep you hanging till the very end! Loved it!