Lying in Wait
Liz Nugent

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Narrated By: Caoilfhionn Dunne, David McFetridge, Lesley McGuire

Duration: 8 hours and 33 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent, read by Lesley McGuire, Caoilfhionn Dunne and David McFetridge.

'Gone Girl fans will love Liz Nugent's Lying in Wait ... it twists, it turns, its characters are utterly despicable and it is a compulsive triumph' Stylist

'A stunningly talented writer' Sophie Hannah

'The intricate plotting and jolting suspense hold you in a vice till the last page' Sunday Times

'Clear your diary if you pick up this seductively sinister story. The twists come together in a superbly scary denouncement which delivers a final sting in the tail. Brilliantly macabre' Sunday Mirror

'Brilliant plotting ratchets up the tension in this chilling tale of obsessive love, madness and motherhood' Woman & Home

'The wit is sharp and the plot full of punishing twists' The Times Crime Club

'An unputdownable psychological thriller with an ending that lingers long after turning the final page' Irish Times

'An excellent example of "Domestic Noir" ... excitement and curiosity mount until you realise you can't put the book down. Highly recommended.' Literary Review

From the award-winning author of the No 1 bestseller, Unravelling Oliver

'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 ...

'A tense, taut, almost gothic thriller where the tension tightens to near unbearable proportions ... 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

'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

'I thought it impossible to match the brilliant Unravelling Oliver, but this Liz has done. 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. I just couldn't bear the suspense. I absolutely loved it.' Amanda Redman

'She writes compellingly, creates posh sociopaths like no-one else and doesn't flinch when the end demands what it demands. Lying In Wait is a story you genuinely should not miss' Rick O'Shea, RTÉ

Genre

Crime & mystery fiction, Psychological thriller, Thriller / suspense fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction

Listen to a sample

The wit is sharp and the plot full of punishing twists

The Times Crime Club

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. I just couldn't bear the suspense. I absolutely loved it

Amanda Redman

An unputdownable psychological thriller with an ending that lingers long after turning the final page

Irish Times

Devastating ... utterly captivating

Publishers Weekly

Excellent ... You can't put the book down. Highly recommended

Literary Review

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

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

Deliciously twisted ... truly chilling

Sarah Hilary

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 ... superbly crafted

Jane Casey

What an extraordinary novel ... Spellbinding

A J Finn

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

A tense, taut, almost gothic thriller ... impossible to stop reading. A brilliantly written, stand-out novel

Marian Keyes

[A] seductively sinister story. The twists come together in a superbly scary denouncement which delivers a final sting in the tail. Brilliantly macabre

Sunday Mirror

"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 . . .

From the Publisher's Description

Gone Girl fans will love Liz Nugent's Lying in Wait ... it twists, it turns, its characters are utterly despicable and it is a compulsive triumph

Stylist

A page-turner chock full of lies and betrayals

Kirkus Reviews

A stunningly talented writer

Sophie Hannah

A stunningly talented writer

Sophie Hannah

The intricate plotting and jolting suspense hold you in a vice till the last page