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Lying Next to Me

Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (347 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

No matter what you see, no matter what you’ve heard, assume nothing.

Adam and Sophie Warner and their three-year-old daughter are vacationing in Washington State’s Hood Canal for Memorial Day weekend. It’s the perfect getaway to unplug - and to calm an uneasy marriage. But on Adam’s first day out on the water, he sees Sophie abducted by a stranger. A hundred yards from shore, Adam can’t save her. And Sophie disappears. 

In a nearby cabin is another couple, Kristen and Connor Moss. Unfortunately, beyond what they’ve heard in the news, they’re in the dark when it comes to Sophie’s disappearance. For Adam, at least there’s comfort in knowing that Mason County detective Lee Husemann is an old friend of his. She’ll do everything she can to help. She must. 

But as Adam’s paranoia about his missing wife escalates, Lee puts together the pieces of a puzzle. The lives of the two couples are converging in unpredictable ways, and the picture is unsettling. Lee suspects that not everyone is telling the truth about what they know - or they have yet to reveal all the lies they’ve hidden from the strangers they married.

©2019 by Gregg Olsen. (P)2019 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

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Thank you Kiindle Unlimited

Great book ,free along with audio on Kindle Unlimited. So much better than books I've waisted a credit on or my money.Very interesting plot with great characters. Better than Gone Girl, and much better than The girl on a train. Never understood what was good about the later. The narration is Ok not great but still worth 5 .Stars.

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INFIDELITY, LIES, BETRAYAL...who can you trust??

First of all let me say thanks to Net Galley for allowing me to early review this book. I have read it twice already! What an intense story line! Gregg Olsen has done it again! A couple having problems in their marriage including infidelity. They head up to the Hood Canal to camp at a cabin for Memorial Day weekend. While out on the boat with his daughter Aubrey, his wife Sophie screams. He looks to shore to see a man attacking her and abducting her. He cannot get to shore fast enough. She is gone. There is a witness. Is he credible?? Other couples were in their cabin but no one sees anything? Much to his surprise the cop who shows up is an old childhood friend, Lee. Can she trust her gut that Adam didn't do this to his wife? Can you trust anyone? His father in law is sure Adam killed her. SUCH a well written story. I loved that each chapter is the story told by a person in the story. Each chapter gets more and more twisted. Just when I thought I had it figured out, something else happens and I no longer know who did it. This is one of Gregg Olsen's finest books ever!!! Definitely a must read for all crime addicts!!!

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Obvious editorial misses

Spoiler alert. Good story, but a few obvious misses. Detective work was lacking. First thing confiscated when investigating a murder would be cell phone records and laptop activity. The only reference to those items was by the other characters. Never occurred to the investigators. That was the main issue I had. And Kristen’s lack of ovaries would have been detected during her extensive attempts at solving her fertility issues, so why even throw that in?

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Hardly a likeable character in the bunch !!

I didn't like this book. I almost returned this book. It's only redeeming quality was that I finished it to see if I was right about "who done it"... I was.
Most of the characters were so unlikable that it was difficult to listen.
And last but not least, at times the women's parts were so obviously written by a man. I so not reccomend this book, and am surprised by how many reviewers did.

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Murder on the Hood Canal!

Really enjoyed this book, the story grabs you from the very beginning and keeps you guessing untiln the end !
Enjoyed two narrators on the audio book. Thank you Teresa for sharing your book with me!

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It was a well written book.

I figure out the ending quickly which bummed me out. I think the author did a good job, I unfortunately listen to these types of stories way to often. Leaving me with no element of surprise ending. Well written and worth the read.

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Olsen does it again.

Always has been one of my favorite authors.A lot of twist and turns and keeps you guessing.

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Great story

The truth about the death kept you on your toes you wanted to hear more and more to try and figure out what really happened.

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too easy to figure out

performance was great. story had a great build up the got boring then good again then strange. incredibly predictable.

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another hit

Gregg did it again! this was a captivating story of many woven pieces! nice job