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Book Review – I Lie In Wait by Amanda Brittany @HQstories #BookReview #BookBlogger #suspense

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A missing sister. A missing lover (moms’ lover). A dead mom. All that happened a year ago. The family was still trying to pick up the pieces when Amelia’s dad wanted to go back to the place from where the sister went missing. Drummondale House. And this year too, a missing child. Murdered bodies.

My first book by author Amanda Brittany, the book was filled with twists and blind alleys. The Drummondale House with the blizzard in the present time set the right atmosphere for the mystery. With every character having something to hide, the author could play the Blindman’s Buff with me.

The twist that stole my breath came absolutely at the end when I thought I had it all figured out, but the scenario I was left with was so not in my list of theories.

But the book was not with its niggles. The chapters written in the past and present had the same characters and the same setting. So I had to keep reminding myself where I was. That slowed down the book for me.

Overall, it was a tale of twisted minds where they played to the idiom – To thine own self be true.


Rating: 4 out of 5.





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?


Publication Date: August 2020

I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.

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