Lying in Wait, Liz Nugent's eagerly awaited follow-up to her best-selling and award-winning first novel Unravelling Oliver, will be published on 7 July 2016.
Penguin Ireland describes it as an "absorbing, twisty, brilliantly observed story of murder in high places":
The last people who expect to be meeting a drug addict prostitute are a respected judge and his reclusive wife. And they certainly don't plan to kill and bury her in their exquisite suburban garden.
Yet Andrew and Lydia Fitzsimons find themselves in this very situation. While Lydia does all she can to protect their innocent son Laurence and their social standing, her husband begins to fall apart.
But Laurence is not as naive as Lydia thinks. And his obsession with the dead woman's family may be the undoing of his own.