Author(s): Liz Nugent
'A stunningly talented writer' Sophie Hannah From the award-winning author of the No 1 bestseller, Unravelling Oliver, comes another absorbing, twisty, brilliantly observed story of murder in high places 'My husband did not mean to kill Annie Doyle, but the lying tramp deserved it.' 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 falls 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. 'A tense, taut, almost gothic thriller where the tension tightens to near unbearable proportions. I devoured it in one sitting because it was 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, author of the Theakston's 2015 Crime Novel of the Year 'Lying in Wait is a gradual descent from ordinary, straightforward murder to the very heart of darkness. 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, author of the IBA Crime Novel of the Year, 2015 'I thought it impossible to match the brilliant Unravelling Oliver, but this Liz has done. Seemingly with ease. 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 and even postponed an appointment in order to finish it. I just couldn't bear the suspense. I absolutely loved it.' Amanda Redman (star of New Tricks)
Truly excellent, beautifully written ... strongly recommended Sophie Hannah on Unravelling Oliver Compelling, clever and dark, unlike any other psychological thriller you will have read before Heat Magazine on Unravelling Oliver The compulsion to continue reading never wanes ... a persistently satisfying read Sunday Times on Unravelling Oliver A page-turning, one-sitting read from a brand new master of psychological suspense Sunday Independent on Unravelling Oliver An ambitiously structured and compelling "whydunnit" Daily Mail on Unravelling Oliver
Liz Nugent has worked in Irish film, theatre and television for most of her adult life. She is an award-winning writer of radio and television drama and has written short stories for children and adults. Her first novel, the No 1 bestselling Unravelling Oliver, won the Crime Fiction award in the 2014 Irish Book Awards. She lives in Dublin with her husband.