Woohoo! My stop on Liz Nugent’s Lying in Wait blog tour! Thrilled beyond belief to have been asked to take part and share my review! So without further ado….here it is!
‘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 …
My Rating: 5/5
My thanks to Penguin UK and Netgalley for a review copy of this AWESOME book!
Set in Ireland, the reader is confronted with control and manipulation; secrets; betrayal; family/relationships; isolation; the past and guilt. Can we be so blind to what is right in front of us….
This was one of the most compelling, dramatic and thrilling reads I have come across in awhile. With a #KillerHook at the start, I was immediately intrigued to find out where the story would go. This was such a clever storyline, I could not believe how much was happening – but it was not confusing or convoluted – it bloody rocked! The story was told from different POV’s which added to the intricate web of deceit and manipulation in my opinion!
This story did not need a lot of characters, and the author delivered a mind blowing read through the extraordinary characterisation used in this book. Andrew and Lydia- talk about “the odd couple” – Although Lydia comes across as weak and vulnerable, it is actually Andrew who owns those characteristics. I almost felt sorry for him. Lawrence was also quite strange, but deep down had a moral conscience and eventually got a backbone – unfortunately it probably was a few years too late! Annie, as noted in the synopsis, is the victim of the Fitzsimons’ and we learn pieces of her life through her sister, Karen who I adored. She was in fact, my favourite character because she was passionate, determined and never gave up hope on finding her sister’s killer.
The descriptive text and narrative was alluring but it was the twists that really blew my mind! OMFG! My jaw was on the floor! So if you want #Suspense that will leave you reeling, and #Booms that knock you to the floor, I HIGHLY recommend you click the link below and grab yourself a copy of the bad boy! A #TopRead2017 for me!