Today, I'll be discussing 2019 mystery and new release, She Lies in Wait. Gytha Lodge's latest novel will be on sale January 8, 2019!
A BIG thanks to Random House for sending me a free ARC in exchange for my honest review.
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She Lies in Wait by Gytha Lodge
On a hot July night in 1983, a group of teenagers goes camping in the forest, and the youngest of the group—Aurora Jackson—is eager to tag along. The evening starts like any other—there’s drinking, dancing, fighting, and kissing. But by morning, Aurora has disappeared.
Her friends claim that she was fine the night before. Could they be telling the truth?
An exhaustive investigation is launched, but no trace of the girl is found.
Thirty years later, Aurora’s body is discovered in a hideaway that only the six teens knew about, and DCI Jonah Sheens is put in charge of solving the cold case.
Back in 1983, as a young cop in the small town, he had known the teenagers personally, even before taking part in the search. Now, he’s determined to get the truth of what happened that night.
Sheens’ investigation brings the members of the camping party back to the small town, where they will be confronted with the events that left one of them dead, and all of them changed forever.
Lodge's upcoming novel is a great summer and autumn read.
This suspense-filled, police procedural features a great cast of characters and a storyline that keeps readers guessing until the very end.
Although Lodge's diction makes the story compelling and easy to follow, it's her attention to detail that brings the story to life. While reading She Lies in Wait, readers will find clues in the characters' thoughts and actions. What seems insignificant at first glance, may actually be essential to solving the mystery of Aurora's disappearance.
Although the cast of characters is perfectly developed and portrayed, the star element of this pick is the plot itself. While the storyline is filled with great mystery, it's the children's evident naivety and innocence that makes danger apparent and inevitable. These combined components make She Lies in Wait a thrilling and modern whodunnit.
Despite there being times in which the novel is slow-paced, there's no doubt that Lodge's latest piece is great for readers who enjoy Tana French or Matt Wesolowski's Six Stories.
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