After years of practice, Cordelia Russell is an expert at disguising her true self, presenting a mask to the world. This proves useful when she wants to forget her real life: her money worries, her troubled past, the dead body that is causing her particular problems. Liz Nugent, queen of the killer hook, returns to delight and terrify, dragging you once again into her dark world of murder and suspense. Lock the door and turn off the phone. This is unforgettable!
Recommended by Anita Power, Dubray Kilkenny
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