THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER & RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK
SIX FRIENDS. ONE KILLER. WHO DO YOU TRUST?
'A novel that literally makes you hold your breath then gasp out loud' VAL MCDERMID
Seven teenagers went down to the woods. Only six came back . . .
30 years later, a body is discovered.
DCI Sheens already knows what's waiting for him - Aurora Jackson, found at last.
What he doesn't already know is that it's murder.
All six witnesses insist on their innocence, but DCI Sheens is sure one of them is lying.
'What a marvel! A corkscrew-twisty, knife-sharp thriller. . . Prepare to be haunted' A J Finn, bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
'I loved it. A SUPERIOR crime novel' Marian Keyes
'An engaging tale of lust, rivalry and murder' The Sunday Times
'A refreshing and original thriller with plot twists you never see coming!' 5***** reader review
'A dark, deep, terrific thriller and a scorching portrait of friendship and its betrayal' Nicci French
'A stunning debut. Brilliantly formed characters and a twisty, clever plot had me turning pages well past my bed time' Heidi Perks, bestselling author of Now You See Her
'5***** This twisty-turny read is a cut above the rest because of the brilliant writing' The Sun
An atmospheric thriller that takes the idea of six friends with a dark place in their past and gives it a series of fresh, chilling twists. A novel that literally makes you hold your breath then gasp out loud
What a marvel! A corkscrew-twisty, knife-sharp thriller - yet it doubles as a tender ode to loss and longing. Prepare to be haunted
An engaging tale of lust, rivalry and murder
A dark, deep, terrific thriller and a scorching portrait of friendship and its betrayal
This enjoyably chilling suspense tale conveys both the thrills and the dangers of being a teenager on the brink of adult independence... The obvious questions of how she died and at whose hand are properly dealt with. But the fascination of this story is in the character studies of the surviving children, all grown up now and participants in a dark mystery that they all wish had never seen the light of day
I loved it. A SUPERIOR crime book
She Lies in Wait delivers on just about every level - a killer premise, an absorbing plot that twists and turns at just the right pace, and in DCI Jonah Sheens a lead detective who has hit the page fully-formed and instantly likeable. One to watch!
In this cracking, page-turning thriller, Gytha Lodge brings the reader on a twisty edgy ride, flipping deftly between two timelines as it races towards the reveal. Gripping stuff
Classic detective fiction at its best! Lodge paints an absorbing tale of murder - and more - involving a cast of superbly drawn characters. Rarely does a book so seamlessly blend the past and the present, building edge-of-the-seat suspense to the very final scene, all the while offering up piercing psychological insight
A gripping, atmospheric thriller and hugely promising debut
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