What a wonderful surprise waiting on me when I got home from a long 12 hour shift!! Thank you Cynthia!! You are awesome!! 😘💗😘💗
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.
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. 📚
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 😂😏
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
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
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!
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
“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
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.
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.
“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 ☆
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
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!
⭐️⭐️ “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.
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... 😫
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...
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. 👍
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.
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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!
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!