Today I am so excited to be sharing my review on its publication day for I Lie In Wait by Amanda Brittany published by HQ Digital.
I Lie In Wait by Amanda Brittany
Release Date: 28th of August 2020
Print Length: 279 pages
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publisher: HQ Digital
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Nobody just disappears into thin air…
One year ago, 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.
Another girl has vanished.
Leading the search, Amelia is convinced that both girls are alive, waiting to be found. But someone is determined to keep her from the truth at all costs…
Will Amelia be able to find her sister, or is she too about to find herself in danger?
Fans of The Perfect Couple, My Lovely Wife and The Silent Patient will love Amanda Brittany!
I was only introduced to Amanda Brittany’s work last year with her brilliant book Traces of Her and I immediately connected with her writing and storytelling. Based on that one book alone, she very quickly became one of my favourite authors and I have been eagerly awaiting to see what she was going to come up with next. I am so thrilled to say, it is another brilliant read!
I Lie In Wait is a compelling story that had me up until all hours. I just could not put it down. I was so entranced and under its spell right from the get go, as I was taken on the journey with main protagonist Amelia and her family, as they return back to where her sister Lark disappeared one year prior during a family holiday in the Scottish Highlands. It is Amelia’s belief that the cottage known as Drummondale where they stayed, holds all the answers.
The story has been meticulously thought through, plotted and executed so well. There are no plot holes or unnecessary filler chapters and it just all flows as it should. Never at any point was there any parts that had me wanting it to hurry along and I was actually surprised when I came to the end. It was like no time had passed at all, that’s how engrossed I was in it!
What I liked about the setting (although its is one of my biggest fears) was the feeling of claustrophobia that has been created around it. The use of a snow storm that has the cast of characters trapped at Drummondale, is just perfect and adds to the eerie feel. Each blast of wind, chilled me to the bone and even though I love the cold (it is currently Winter here in Australia), it did have me turning on and notching up the heater a bit.
I could just keep writing and writing about how good this book is, but I think you get the idea that I loved it. With its intriguing plot, a perfect setting that becomes a character in itself, strong and well developed characters, a jaw dropping twist that I did not see coming (very well played!) that is all put together through writing that is so engaging and captivating, this book has it all and will most definitely be part of my best books for 2020!
Thank you to NetGalley, HQ Digital and Amanda Brittany for allowing me to read an advanced copy of I Lie In Wait which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes & Noble & Waterstones if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK.
Let’s Get to Know Amanda Brittany
Amanda’s debut novel HER LAST LIE reached the Kindle top 100 in the US and Australia and was a #1 Bestseller in the UK. All her eBook royalties for HER LAST LIE are being donated to Cancer Research UK, in memory of her sister who lost her battle with cancer in July 2017. It has so far raised over £7,500
Her second psychological thriller TELL THE TRUTH reached the Kindle top 100 in the US & was a #1 Bestseller in the US.
Amanda is represented by Kate Nash at Kate Nash Literary Agency.
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