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Lying in Wait
Lying in Wait | Liz Nugent
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An absorbing, twisty, brilliantly observed story of murder in high places by the author of the bestselling Unravelling Oliver. The last people who expect to be mixing with a drug-addicted prostitute are a respected judge and his society maven 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 Andrew, mindful of the gravity of the situation, begins to falls apart Lydia becomes ever more determined to protect their social standing and their son, Laurence. But Laurence is not as innocent as his mother thinks. And his obsession with the dead girl's family may be the undoing of his own.
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KaylaD
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Omg what did I just read??? So happy that I picked this up at Walgreens yesterday!!! Definitely a PAGE TURNER!!! I couldn‘t put it down I had to know and now that I know I‘m so mad/sad at the ending!!! #pageturner #amustread

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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#Leaves 🍂🧡🍁
#FallisBooked

Someone photo bombed my picture 😽🤣😽🤣

#Catsoflitsy

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Soubhiville It looks good to me 🤗 3mo
CoffeeCatsBooks Adorable! 3mo
OriginalCyn620 😂🧡🍁🍂🐱 3mo
Caroline2 Cute!! 💖 3mo
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Jenni_Capps
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When you start reading a “new” book and in the first sentence you realize you‘ve already read it.. 🤦🏻‍♀️😂

Eyelit I‘ve done that a few times. Kind of hilarious and frustrating at the same time 😂 5mo
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Hooked_on_books
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Ireland, the 1980s. In the first chapter, a woman is killed. Then we gradually learn more about her, her family, and her killers. One of the characters is so diabolical, but this is revealed gradually. I found it to be a solid thriller.

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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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What a wonderful surprise waiting on me when I got home from a long 12 hour shift!! Thank you Cynthia!! You are awesome!! 😘💗😘💗

#LitsyLove

brit91 Spelled is on my to read list! Let me know how it is!😍📚 6mo
OriginalCyn620 You‘re welcome! And you‘re awesome too! 😉 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 ❤️😘❤️😘 6mo
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Gizmo86
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That's me out I'm afraid. Really couldn't get into this book which is disappointing. I got about halfway and couldn't see where it was going. Plus there wss something too industrial about it which I couldn't warm to.

CouronneDhiver Oh dear. Loved this one, but sorry that you didn‘t 😕 7mo
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Gizmo86
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Not sure if im enjoying this but am plodding on
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CouronneDhiver Really?! So sorry to hear that. 😩 This is, truly, my favourite thriller ever. 7mo
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Lauren890
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I enjoyed this thriller! It‘s slower paced and more character driven than some thrillers I‘ve read. I‘m definitely going to read her first book Unraveling Oliver.

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Krystle13
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Saturday evening festivities. Easter basket all set up, eggs are hidden! 🤩🐇🐰

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Love the bookmark. So cute! 🇨🇦 9mo
Krystle13 @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Thanks! Moose are my FAVORITE!!! 9mo
CouronneDhiver Such a good read! 9mo
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BookBumming
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Again, my review is too long. But I refuse to sell it short. One of my favorites! SUPER WONDERFUL!! #lyinginwait

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TheFunkyBookworm
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I‘m terrible at TBRs and also at reading during the school year lol These 3 are definites for this month tho, bc I‘m almost finished with the tagged book and the other two are for my Bookclubs. Never mind I have a stack of expiring library books and just ordered 3 books from BOTM. 🤦‍♀️
I have a problem. 📚
#literarylove
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

vkois88 Tattooist is on my list! Maybe not this month, but I definitely intend to read it 11mo
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TheFunkyBookworm
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The hubbs is working late so I‘ve got a delicious healthy meal, dinner jazz radio playing on pandora and this great book as my date....sigh, I‘m a happy girl!

Kayla.Adriena Looks yumo! 12mo
TheFunkyBookworm @Kayla.Adriena omg it sure was!!! 12mo
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TheFunkyBookworm
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First sentence: “My husband did not mean to kill Annie Doyle, but the lying tramp deserved it.”

Decided to pick my new read for today‘s #wildcard prompt and I‘m pretty excited about that killer first line!.....

Okay, I can‘t not acknowledge that pun 😂😏
#anewchapter
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This one sounds good!! 12mo
TabbyGibby I want to read this book just from that first sentence! 12mo
Clare-Dragonfly OK, now I really want to read this! 12mo
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TheFunkyBookworm @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @TabbyGibby @Clare-Dragonfly I think this is going to be a fun one!! So far so good! 🤞🏽 12mo
CouronneDhiver Great book 🙌🏽🙌🏽 12mo
vkois88 Lol after that first line, I went to add it to my TBR but it was already there! 12mo
GripLitGrl Great book❣ 12mo
TheFunkyBookworm @vkois88 too funny! You should check out her other one as well 12mo
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JennyM
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This is my second book by Liz Nugent, and it‘s another pick for me. The writing is clinical, almost detached, and the way characters are presented is more psychological profiling that the usual thriller ride, which I find fascinating. However, I can see why this style might not appeal to everyone.

First ✔️ for #Booked2019 #SetInIreland #IrishAuthor

Cinfhen I haven‘t read this author yet but I‘ve been curious about this book for awhile. Was your other book that you read by the author 12mo
JennyM @Cinfhen yes, and it was good. It‘s quite different - you learn at the start what‘s happened and that he‘s a sociopath, and then you go back into his life and learn some of the things that have led him to be the way he is. 12mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage Sounds intense! Good job on the first book finished! 12mo
CouronneDhiver This is my favourite thriller ever... I thought it was excellent! 12mo
JennyM @CouronneDhiver it‘s good isn‘t it! I have become very underwhelmed with thrillers of late, but this was different and I enjoyed it. Very clever writing. 12mo
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JennyM
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#MusicalNewYear

Well, my current read quickly established #WhoLivesWhoDies!

Happily ticking this off the TBR...AND it works for #Booked2019 #IrishAuthor 🥳

RadicalReader @JennyM I adore the library I always get immediately drawn to the shelves of new releases as well as my holds it never fails!! 12mo
Cinfhen Woohoo!!! This is on my TBR too!! You‘re knocking out the books pretty quickly☺️ 12mo
JennyM @Cinfhen The book gods are being kind and the books on my pile magically fit prompts 🎉 12mo
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JennyM @RadicalReader libraries are the BEST! 12mo
CouronneDhiver I loved that book! 👍🏽 12mo
JennyM @CouronneDhiver I just started it and have inhaled a third of it...excellent so far! I really like her style of writing. (edited) 12mo
RidgewayGirl I‘m glad it‘s good, since I just checked it out of the library myself. 12mo
donnamartinreads I really enjoyed this book! My first by Liz Nugent but definitely not my last! 12mo
vivastory Hadn't heard of this one. Sounds interesting. 12mo
JennyM @RidgewayGirl I hope you enjoy it 😊@donnamartinreads I read Unravelling Oliver last year and enjoyed it. And this is turning out to be just as good. @vivastory I only found this author last year, but I think she has a unique way of depicting really chilling, creepy characters (edited) 12mo
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TheLibrarian
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Getting some reading in tonight while Princess snuggles between my legs. She‘s so sweet sometimes.

RadicalReader @TheLibrarian sincerely the most gorgeous cat I have ever seen 12mo
TheLibrarian @RadicalReader Why that‘s so sweet of you to say! 💕 12mo
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TheLibrarian
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1. This is a light of Baymax from the movie Big Hero 6. I absolutely love him and was able to find this cute light ❤️
2. To read more (at least 65 books)
3. Best: married my love & went to Italy
Worst: Scooter, my parents‘ dog, passed away and my dad was diagnosed with dementia
4. Spend less on books & get into better shape
5. Already started!!l

#HumpDayPost

KatieCarpenter Sorry about your dad :( 12mo
Pricel101 Great post! I‘m so sorry about your dad:( 12mo
SamHeartCoffee What a lovely light! Sorry, also, about your Dad‘s diagnosis. 12mo
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BarbaraBB
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Another thrilling and yet in the end not such a satisfying read as I keep hoping for when reading a thriller.

It‘s always the same; I have a soft spot for thrillers and when the reviews are good I can‘t wait to read them myself. And they are hardly ever as good as I expect.

This one is about a boy who carries with him the secret of his father, murdering a girl. He stays home, taking care of his mother. Lots of twists and pov‘s!

coffeenebula That looks like a cozy reading spot. 🕯 13mo
Jilly6183 I feel the same! I can't remember the last time a thriller gave me a good "wtf did I just read!?" thrill. 13mo
batsy Story of my life with thrillers, as well 😆 13mo
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BarbaraBB
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Why must every thriller be compared to Gone Girl these days? As if it is the only possible benchmark!
I, for example, liked Gone Girl but not THAT much. Actually, I hope this one will be better! #currentread

TrishB And I didn‘t like Gone Girl - so it just puts me off! 13mo
BarbaraBB @TrishB I understand, to me it‘s not a recommendation either. But I‘ve read so many good reviews here and I‘m in the mood for an easy read - and thrilling, hopefully. 13mo
CarlyBearReads I totally agree. 13mo
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Lovesbooks87 I haven't read Gone Girl, but I really enjoyed this one! 13mo
TrishB Have this one on my kindle - thought it sounded familiar! Not read yet. 13mo
Emilymdxn It annoys me too and I LOVE gone girl. I always feel like it encourages you to compare books to gone girl constantly and honestly for me almost none do well in that comparison - why invite me to compare them?? Why are you setting this book up to be compared to one of the most successful thrillers ever? It‘s like if every fantasy book invited you to discuss if it was better than HP or LOTR... probably not... 13mo
JennyM Oooo, I‘ve had this on my TBR for ages - looking forward to your thoughts 13mo
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candority
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“My husband did not mean to kill Annie Doyle, but the lying tramp deserved it."

So begins Lying in Wait, a creepy and engrossing psychological thriller about a murder and a dysfunctional family, riddled with secrets and lies. Told from three perspectives, the novel successfully builds suspense, misleads the reader, and has twists that I did not see coming. And that ending - I read in horror as it unfolded! #netgalley

BarbaraBB Okay, sold! 14mo
ericarobynreads I need to read this one!! 😱 14mo
candority I hope you guys enjoy it! @BarbaraBB @ericarobynreads 14mo
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TorieStorieS
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This was the perfect #AirplaneRead for our recent trip to #NOLA- read half on the way there, and finished it on the way back! I didn‘t do much reading at all there but I did bring in a pretty great #BookHaul at the Garden District Book Shop, featured beside this creepy page turner!

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JacintaMCarter
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#2018Book115
In real life, I hate people who are incredibly selfish and only look out for themselves. In books, however, I absolutely love these types of characters. And the characters in Lying in Wait are selfish, self-obsessed, unreliable narrators at their finest. There were a few sections that dragged a little, but for the most part, this was a pretty quick read with a fantastic ending.

Cinfhen Still on my TBR 1y
Cinfhen I love the cover ❤️ 1y
CouronneDhiver My favourite thriller of all time... at least, so far. 1y
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BookAlongBlog
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4/5🌟 For this one!
Available November 27th!
This was a thrilling and engrossing family drama. With twists and turns and I LOVED the ending!
Thanks to the Publisher @SimonSchuster for sending it to me.
#bookreview #bookreviewer #thriller #ARC

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DHill
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Just finished this suspense novel. I got a shock at the end that I probably should have seen coming... #octoberreads

CouronneDhiver Loved this one! 1y
Bookladylinda This one is on my TBR 1y
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DHill
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Opening page to the tagged book. @DoonTheGoon I think I‘m going to like this one. #fffs

DoonTheGoon It is so incredibly good - I do hope you enjoy it!!! 1y
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Litpixie
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In this last week of September I decided to ease into my Halloween reading and this was a perfect choice. You know at the beginning of the book who dies and who committed the murder. What you don't see coming is this ending. Lydia is a mother from hell. So damn good!

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Litpixie
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With October next week and the beginning of Halloween reading I'm going to get a bit of a jump by reading a couple of mysteries this week. First up: Lying in Wait.

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SilversReviews
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@AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks
@vkois88

Prompt: Cunning

If you want to meet a cunning main character, you won‘t want to miss this book.

LYING IN WAIT had a sinister tone from the start.

Ms. Nugent has written an engaging, can-this-really-be happening, pull-you-in psychological thriller.

If you enjoy a book that has you biting your nails and wondering what other evil deeds Lydia is planning, LYING IN WAIT will be for you.

https://bit.ly/2QwE8vO

vkois88 Oooh I'll have to look into this one 1y
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SilversReviews @vkois88 Let us know if you read it.....it was SOOOO good. 1y
vkois88 Will do! 1y
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tammysue
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“My husband did not mean to kill Annie Doyle, but the lying tramp deserved it”

This story is DEEPLY disturbing.. the Fitzsimon‘s are one crazy messed up family that‘s for sure with the Mrs being plumb off her rocker. If you want to take a trip on one wild hellish ride this is it. The ending just blew me away it‘s UNBELIEVABLE. Yikes!! I‘m still stunned. I did not expect that!! 4 ☆

BookNAround Just the cover creeps me out! 1y
tammysue @BookNAround I know! 🤣 1y
Lovesbooks87 Totally agree with your review. It was so good and twisty! 1y
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tammysue @Lovesbooks87 Yes it was!! Glad you enjoyed it also, Jessica! 🤩 1y
GripLitGrl Perfect review👍 it was so twisted it was hard to put down 1y
TrishB Not read any of hers - but have a couple waiting in the kindle! 1y
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TrishB
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#ivebeenwaitingforyou #abbainaugust
Still waiting on my kindle....

Cinfhen Ohhh!!! I definitely want to read this one!! I‘ll be awaiting your review 😁 1y
Cathythoughts Perfect pick here 👍🏻 1y
RadicalReader @TrishB I‘d dive right into this twisty suspense novel no questions asked 1y
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TrishB @Cinfhen @RadicalReader it may have pushed itself up the list a bit! 1y
CouronneDhiver Pick this up and read it. Diabolical characters, crazy twisty story... dark but loved it 1y
Mdargusch Sounds like a great thriller! Nice choice! 1y
emilyhaldi 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻 1y
Reviewsbylola Sounds super creepy! 1y
tammysue I‘m sooo excited about this one!! 🙌🏻 1y
TrishB @CouronneDhiver it‘s steadily making its way up the list now!! 1y
Meredith3 Love the cover, sounds like something I‘d like too! 1y
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BookishMe
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20 Thrillers That Will Keep You Reading Until The Sun Comes Up https://www.buzzfeed.com/ariannarebolini/thrillers-mysteries-that-will-keep-you-...

The above list steered me towards a favorite and much-missed past time: looking up titles on the library catalog.
Then off to the library and for now, these 2 #thrillers join my pile of #librarybooks

Cinfhen Curious about the tagged book...keep me posted, please! 1y
SilversReviews LYING IN WAIT was SUPER GOOD. 1y
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MicheleinPhilly
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SUPER SALE ALERT!

SilversReviews Loved LYING IN WAIT!! 1y
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Mamashep
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From the very first line, we learn that a woman has been killed. We even know who did it and, early on, why. And still Nugent manages to keep readers guessing for 240 pages. When will the truth come out? And who will suffer for it? I don‘t read many thrillers but this one makes me want to change that!

Alfoster Loved this one!😍 2y
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Mamashep
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Well this is kicking off well. #firstlines #weekendread

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lute
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I love the fact that it is told in different characters' POV. Quick read. Not a great book, but I found it enjoyable.

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Soulsby
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⭐️⭐️ “My husband did not mean to kill Anne Doyle, but the lying tramp deserved it.” That is the first sentence of this book & would compel anyone to keep reading. However, a few chapters in you find out why they killed Anne Doyle. Its down hill from there. This book is not really about a murder story & family secrets but more about a beyond controlling mother, her son, & his interest / obsession with Annie Doyle‘s sister whom his parents killed.

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Jenni_Capps
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Mehso-so

This was between a so-so and pan for me. It was just such a STRANGE read! I‘m not even sure how to sum this up for you. All of the characters were so unlikeable. Honestly, every single character was awfullllll. I thought TGOTT was bad.... but this... 😫

JoScho I couldn‘t get into this one. I got my hold from the library and read like 20 pages and just wasn‘t feeling it. Maybe I will try again another time. 2y
Cathythoughts Great cover though 2y
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LiteraryinLititz
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So I stopped into the library during my lunch break, and I came away with this exciting haul! I planned to get the top 2, and then the bottom 3 had recently been added to the New Books shelf and caught my eye! Any opinions about which you liked (or didn‘t)? Obviously, I also have about 17 books on my TBR at home that I was going to read “next”... but hey. Libraries are fun! 😁

Too bad I can‘t call it a work day and just go read...

Reecaspieces Work does get in the way! 2y
Tomigirl44 I just finished Lying in Wait and was drawn in by it. 2y
Kangaj1 So excited to read Bob. Just catalogued it at work. 2y
Hannah_Haymond I JUST put “The Ensemble” on hold at the library, after hearing several good recommendations for it. Curious to check it out! 2y
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ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled
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PICK! Such a thrilling ride. This is not a “who‘s the killer?” book, as you know from the first page. It‘s a page-turner with lots of twists. Lydia is a reclusive housewife who‘s obsessed with her son, Laurence. He figures out the truth about his mom and what she‘s done, and things spiral out of control from there. 👍

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Tomigirl44
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Wow! A fresh perspective for a crime/suspense novel as it starts with the event, we know who did it, and the story evolves (both forward and in retrospect) from there.

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Roxy26
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Dark, twisted and obsessive with a superb ending! A multi layered psychological thriller.

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GripLitGrl
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This is a psychological thriller that will hook you in from the very first line. Once you get started this is story you won‘t be able to put it down. If you love books about murder & family secrets this is a must read for you.
Read my full review:
griplitgrl.wordpress.com/2018/06/20/lying-in-wait-by-liz-nugent/

eanderson Loved this book! 2y
JoScho Waiting on this hold to come in! 2y
SilversReviews Soooooo good. 2y
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GripLitGrl @eanderson @SilversReviews 🙌 a great read👍 2y
GripLitGrl @JoScho i think you'll definitely enjoy it when it comes in👍 2y
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DoonTheGoon
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I'm a bit flabbergasted to say the least - one of the most deliciously irritating endings I've encountered in a long while. This book was addictive, with lots of twists and turns that made it hard to put down (and constantly on my mind when I wasn't reading). I'd be willing to place a bet right now that this will someday be made into a movie!

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DoonTheGoon
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Approaching the half-way point in this one - and the plot just keeps thickening!!!

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Lovesbooks87
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I was not of fan of Liz Nugent first book "Unraveling Oliver," but I thought I would give her second book a try. This book hooked me from the first page and I didn't want to put it down. Look forward to seeing what this author writes next!

JoScho I have this one on hold too 😊 2y
Lovesbooks87 @JoScho we really do have similar taste in books! 😀📚😀📚 2y
literarilythrilling I just started this. That first line! 2y
Lovesbooks87 @bookcoverjudge I know. That's what hooked me! 2y
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literarilythrilling
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Finally started this tonight.

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TheLibrarian
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For leaving me in B&N alone, I say only getting 3 books is pretty good. #bookhaul

SilversReviews Oooo...Loved Lying In Wait. 2y
C.Perone Brava on such remarkable restraint! 👏👍 2y
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cinann
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Another library hold came in. Another book I can't wait to read. 😊 📖

JoScho I have this one one hold too. 2y
SilversReviews This book was GOOD!! 2y
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eanderson
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I was watching the live video by Simon & Schuster today for a #bookcation event. I was super excited when I got this notification that the author liked what I said!!!!

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GripLitGrl
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#ReadingResolutions #BookandBlanket @Jess7
Happy Pub Day! I've been looking forward to reading this one!

RJHowe There is no better day than pub day! 2y
GripLitGrl @RJHowe YES!! Well said👏👏👏 2y
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