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I Lie in Wait

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I loved it. 
Amelia Taylor’s sister, Lark, vanished without a trace from a family holiday in the Scottish Highlands.
The police are convinced that Lark was abducted, but with no new leads, the case has gone cold. Amelia is certain that the answer lies at the holiday cottage and retracing their steps might unearth a vital clue that could help make a breakthrough.
But during their second night at the cottage a shrill scream cuts through the darkness, just as it did a year ago, and a sense of dread engulfs everyone.
Thanks to NetGalley and HQ Digital for giving me an advance copy of this awesome psychological thriller.
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spoiler alert ** This opens with a bang... and then sort of slows right down.
Told over three timelines (a year ago,present day and now) it jumps about a bit.
It was fairly unbelievable BEFORE people started dying,but it was good fun.
Lots of guesses as to who,why what.
Extra points added for a plot line I did not see coming at all.....
If you were going on holiday any time soon,this would be a perfect "beach read"
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Let me begin this review saying that “I lie in wait” managed something that not many psychological suspense stories can do, specially with so many of them out there. Its ending caught me completely unaware, to the point I should reread some passages because when I read them it was with my theory on mind and as I was proved totally wrong maybe there were some clues I didn’t catch. 

Although it deals with some of the usual tropes of the genre, as a missing girl, past and present storylines, a group of characters isolated by a snowstorm with several of them dropping dead, it managed to grabbed my attention practically from page one. I flew through the first 60%, then I went on holidays and didn’t seem to find time to go back to it (I was so tired at night than I only managed a couple of chapters) but as it was raining today I knew it was time to finish it, and I’m glad to say that the ending was totally satisfying, both past and present lines. 

If I had to make a critique would be that as both past and present lines take place at the same place with practically the same cast of characters, just one year apart, some times it was a bit confusing trying to remember which line we were in or where we have left the characters at the end of the previous chapter of that timeline. Anyway, both of them were quite engrossing, so that was just a minor complaint.

Fast paced suspense story with an ending that caught me by surprise, and for a hardcore fan of psychological suspense that’s quite a feat.

This was my second Amanda Brittany novel and as I’ve enjoyed both of them pretty much I should definitely check her earlier work.

Thanks to Netgalley and HQ Digital for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.
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I received an advanced readers copy in exchange for an honest review. 

This book wasn’t my favorite psychological thriller of late, but it was perfectly serviceable and did the job. The epitome of a three star thriller
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I wasn't sure what to expect from my first book by this author but what I got was a fast-paced thriller set around an Intriguing missing sister plot. 
Amelia is devastated when her sister goes missing, her disappearance setting off a chain of events that includes the loss of her partner and the death of her mother. 
I have admit to having difficulty with first person and often give up on books written in this style but not in this case. Brittany is a skilled wordsmith with a cheeky line in smart one-liners. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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It’s been a year since Amelia’s sister Lark disappeared from a holiday let in Scotland. While police have no leads, Amelia is determined to find out what happened and she’s sure that the answers lie in that holiday cottage, but shortly after she travels there, another woman disappears. Amelia continues to believe that her sister and the other girl are still alive, but will she be able to find them in time? Fast paced and exciting, this story is the perfect escape from your pandemic doldrums
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A transfixing thriller surrounding a disappearance. A year later on the anniversary another girl disappears.  Are they both alive?  I highly recommend this engrossing book, I couldn’t put it down.
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This mystery kept me guessing and while I picked up some clues along the way, I was still surprised by the ending. 

Kindly received an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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This book has completely gripped me from the very beginning and I have found this impossible to put down. I had every intention of reading a couple of chapters and having an early night. Two hours later, I have completely devoured this entire book. 
This is my first read by this author, but I am definitely going to be stocking up on her other books. This has been a wonderful read which has been completely unpredictable and gripping.
I absolutely love Amelia, despite all her bad luck, she is a strong and determined character. The plot of this book is completely original to anything I've read previously.
I was initially attracted to this book by the creepy cover. I definitely haven't been disappointed by this book or author. This is a book that I will be highly recommending. A definite five star read.

Public review to follow on blog tour
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