The sinister new novel from the No 1 bestselling author of Unravelling Oliver and Richard and Judy Book Club pick Lying in Wait.'Once I had cleared the bottles away and washed the blood off the floor, I needed to get out of the flat.'Cordelia Russell has been living on the Cote d'Azur for ten years, posing a posh English woman fallen on hard times. But her luck is running out.Desperate to escape her grotty flat and grim reality, Cordelia spends a night at a glittering party. Surrounded by the young, beautiful and privileged she feels her age and her poverty.As dawn breaks she stumbles home through the back streets. Even before she opens her door she can hear the flies buzzing. It hasn't taken long for the corpse in her bedroom to commence decomposing ...Liz Nugent's novel is the dark, twisted and shocking story of what takes Cordelia from an island childhood in Ireland to ruin in Nice.Praise for Liz Nugent:'A stunningly talented writer' Sophie Hannah'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'Seductively sinister ... the twists come together in a superbly scary denouncement which delivers a final sting in the tail. Brilliantly macabre' Sunday Mirror on Lying in Wait'The intricate plotting and jolting suspense hold you in a vice till the last page' Sunday Times on Lying in Wait
What takes a woman from an island childhood in Ireland to murder and ruin in a grotty flat in Nice? - another dark twisted story from No 1 bestseller Liz Nugent. * 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 stunningly talented writer -- Sophie Hannah An unputdownable psychological thriller with an ending that lingers long after turning the final page * Irish Times on Lying in Wait * The intricate plotting and jolting suspense hold you in a vice till the last page * Sunday Times on Lying in Wait * 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 on Lying in Wait *
Before becoming a full-time writer, Liz Nugent worked in Irish film, theatre and television. In 2014 her first novel, Unravelling Oliver, was a Number One bestseller and won the Crime Fiction Prize in the 2014 Irish Book Awards. Her second novel, Lying in Wait, went straight to Number One in the Irish bestseller charts, remained there for nearly two months and won her a second IBA. She lives in Dublin with her husband.