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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of She Lies in Wait by Gytha Lodge, read by John Hopkins, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Joe Coen and Gytha Lodge. 

Six friends. One killer. Whom do you trust? 

On a hot July night in 1983, six school friends go camping in the forest. Bright and brilliant, they are destined for great things, and young Aurora Jackson is dazzled to be allowed to tag along. 

Thirty years later, a body is discovered. DCI Sheens is called to the scene, but he already knows what's waiting for him: Aurora Jackson, found at long last. 

But that's not all. The friends have all maintained their innocence, but the body is found in a hideaway only the six of them knew about. 

It seems the killer has always lurked very close to home.... 

©2019 Gytha Lodge (P)2019 Penguin Books Ltd

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  • Nick Dawson
  • 03-21-19

A masterclass in detection and narration


This is a fabulous first book and Jonah Sheens goes straight up there as one of the most original fictional detectives. The story is so gripping and unlike many books like this the solution was absolutely satisfying. A word on the narration – perfect. I don’t normally enjoy books with multiple narrators but this felt so natural. A brilliant five star audiobook.

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  • Marple
  • 05-02-19

Full of suspense

I won't go into the summary as to not give away anything but I am sad not to be spending time with Jonah and Julliet and will miss them. This story is not always fast paced but never failed to hold my interest. Wonderful characters and well wrtitten. The ending had me holding my breath, was full of suspense and not rushed like some books. I thoroughly enjoyed this and hope there is more in this series.

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  • ROSECLAS
  • 04-25-19

Worth a listen

It is worth a listen and quite a good story. Felt towards the end the story was left with a few loose ends.

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  • HappyCat
  • 03-30-19

Highly enjoyable "unforgotten" style murder myster

Great story, clear and well read performances. I like that different voices read the chapters told from different character perspectives. Found myself gripped as the story wound to its climax, unable to stop listening!

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  • Bules
  • 06-08-19

Excellent

I can’t wait for the next book. The story gripped me and it was difficult to work out who the killer was.

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  • san2har
  • 05-27-19

Excellent

This was an excellent police procedural with great characters among the detectives and their interactions with the suspects. It’s a long time since I have had such a satisfactory listen. The narration was also well done.

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  • S. Christie
  • 03-20-21

Perfect

A fabulous solid thriller which had me glued. The narration was great. The did find that the gap between sections in each chapter was rushed. Changes between characters were too quick and I often got confused when the story changed between one character and the next. Apart from that it was brilliant and I would recommend.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-19-21

Underwhelming

Starts well. Well read but story lacking in excitement considering the storyline . Bordering on boring .

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  • Simon. Kindall
  • 03-03-21

An exelant who done it

So glad I came across this book series its very much a page turner or in audio its hard to stop listening and it keeps you guessing so many times in my mind I have said she did it or he did it or they did it then have to change my mind.
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The narration is OK and that why I only gave 3 stars the man narrator is good at reading a book but its hard to tell who is talking and accents are not great, but it doesn't take anything away from the book. I have nearly finished book two and again that is a page turner also.

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  • Annabel Bradford
  • 11-29-20

A gripping who done it

Really enjoyed this listen, from start to finish. It was very easy to follow and great to have the story read by different voices which gave a good contrast between the two stories, which unfolded in tandem while the killer was revealed. I'd recommend to all as a must read/listen!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-09-19

meh

Struggled to finish it. The characters were one dimensional and unlikable, and I guessed the killer pretty much immediately. Huge disappointment as it did sound promising.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-04-19

highly recommend

fantastic story. loved the narration
highly recommend if you love a good mystery. beautifully written

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-28-20

It's ok

Volume changes throughout performance which frustrated me listening in the car. Aurora's character is written and read so beautifully. Story is ok. I can't think of any stand out points though.

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  • Prufrock
  • 07-11-19

Move over Ann Cleeves

I rarely bother to write reviews, but Gytha Lodge is going to be a force to be reckoned with. I was gripped from start to finish. Bravo!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-20-19

A great listen

This was my first book with audible and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The reading was wonderful with clear by gripping narration and the story itself was a riveting listen. Highly recommend for any interested in crime fiction.

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