'Readers who love sinister psychological thrillers will tear through these pages…'
U.S. Library Journal (starred review)
‘An exquisitely uncomfortable, utterly captivating reading experience’
‘A page-turner chock full of lies and betrayals and a very creepy mother-son relationship.’
"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."
‘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.’
‘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)