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Today is my stop on the blog tour for She Lies in Wait by Gytha Lodge! Thank you so much to Jenny for organising the tour and don’t forget to check out the rest of the stops!
Six friends. One killer. Who do you trust?
Seven friends went down to the woods, but one of them never came home.
30 years later, a body is discovered. DCI Sheens already knows what's waiting for him - Aurora Jackson, found at last.
They all claim to be innocent, but one of them must be lying.
Because she was found somewhere only they knew about.
Now everyone's a suspect.
Wow, She Lies in Wait sure is one impressive debut!
This book is deftly plotted and so well written that I was hanging on to every word and couldn’t stop reading. I thoroughly enjoyed how the narrative flicks backwards and forwards between the present investigation and 30 years earlier, before the tragedy happened. I found it really easy to follow and keep up with these shifts in narrative and I felt that Aurora’s POV was particularly gripping.
The characters are all really well developed and I found DCI Jonah Sheens and Jojo especially interesting to read.
The book is packed with fantastic unexpected twists and gets more and more tense and intriguing as it progresses, keeping you guessing right until the end. I honestly think I suspected everyone at some point!
I absolutely recommend picking a copy of this book up!
Overall, I’m giving She Lies in Wait 4.5 out of 5. It’s tightly plotted, totally gripping and packed with unexpected twists. I’m really looking forward to reading more from Gytha Lodge!
This book was provided free in exchange for an honest review.
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About the Author
Gytha Lodge is a writer and multi-award-winning playwright who lives in Cambridge. After studying creative writing at UEA, she was shortlisted for the Yeovil Literary Prize and the Arts' Council England fiction awards, and developed a large online following for her young adult and children's writing, with over five million reads accrued on platform Wattpad. She Lies in Wait is her debut novel.
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