Irish author Liz Nugent has made the top of the pops book list – the Richard and Judy list!
For decades now Richard and Judy have been – very successfully for authors and publishers – recommending great books to readers. This year, included in the summer 2017 list of reads sits Nugent’s second novel Lying in Wait.
Her first, Unravelling Oliver published by Penguin was a massive number one bestseller and has gone on to be published around the world. I loved it from the first paragraph and she doesn’t disappoint with her second either. Liz Nugent has been one to watch from the beginning.
Marian Keyes has described Lying in Wait as a ‘tense, taut, almost gothic thriller’. Whilst Sebastian Barry, an author who knows a thing or two about writing dark and doomful fiction has said ”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.’
Here’s the blurb:
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.
Oh and if that’s not enough to recommend it here’s the first line…
‘My husband did not mean to kill Annie Doyle, but the lying tramp deserved it.’