She Lies in Wait

She Lies in Wait

Gytha Lodge / Sep 18, 2019

She Lies in Wait On a scorching July night in a group of teenagers goes camping in the forest Bright and brilliant they are destined for great things and the youngest of the group Aurora Jackson is delighted t

  • Title: She Lies in Wait
  • Author: Gytha Lodge
  • ISBN: 1984817353
  • Page: 350
  • Format: Hardcover
  • On a scorching July night in 1983, a group of teenagers goes camping in the forest Bright and brilliant, they are destined for great things, and the youngest of the group Aurora Jackson is delighted to be allowed to tag along The evening starts like any other they drink, they dance, they fight, they kiss Some of them slip off into the woods in pairs, others are left jea On a scorching July night in 1983, a group of teenagers goes camping in the forest Bright and brilliant, they are destined for great things, and the youngest of the group Aurora Jackson is delighted to be allowed to tag along The evening starts like any other they drink, they dance, they fight, they kiss Some of them slip off into the woods in pairs, others are left jealous and heartbroken But by morning, Aurora has disappeared Her friends claim that she was safe the last time they saw her, right before she went to sleep An exhaustive investigation is launched, but no trace of the teenager is ever found.Thirty years later, Aurora s body is unearthed in a hideaway that only the six friends knew about, and Jonah Sheens is put in charge of solving the long cold case Back in 1983, as a young cop in their small town, he had known the teenagers including Aurora personally, even before taking part in the search Now he s determined to finally get to the truth of what happened that night Sheens s investigation brings the members of the camping party back to the forest, where they will be confronted once again with the events that left one of them dead, and all of them profoundly changed forever Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 368 pages Published January 8th 2019 by Random House first published 2019 More Details ISBN 1984817353 ISBN13 9781984817358 Series DCI Jonah Sheens 1 Other Editions 5 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about She Lies in Wait, please sign up

    Be the first to ask a question about She Lies in Wait

    Lists with This Book Psychological Suspense for 2019 January June 91 books 56 voters 2019 Most Anticipated Releases No YA 189 books 313 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 Rating details Sort Default Filter Dec 15, 2018 Debra rated it liked it Shelves netgalley July 1983 six teenagers go into the woods only 5 come out After a night of partying in the woods, fourteen year old Aurora Jackson is missing She went on the camping trip with her older sister, Topaz and her friends After a night of drinking, the teens discover that Aurora s sleeping bag is empty and cold Where has she gone Who last saw her Did she leave on her own Did she wander off and get lost Is someone responsible for her being missing Thirty years later, DCI Jonah Sheens is call July 1983 six teenagers go into the woods only 5 come out After a night of partying in the woods, fourteen year old Aurora Jackson is missing She went on the camping trip with her older sister, Topaz and her friends After a night of drinking, the teens discover that Aurora s sleeping bag is empty and cold Where has she gone Who last saw her Did she leave on her own Did she wander off and get lost Is someone responsible for her being missing Thirty years later, DCI Jonah Sheens is called in to investigate the remains found in the forest Soon tests confirm that the body is Aurora Jackson DCI Sheen begins to question the five teens who were with Aurora when she went missing He knows these people, he went to school with them, but was not a member of their close knit group As each are interrogated, it becomes obvious that they were not entirely truthful when they were questioned thirty years ago Were they just teens trying to stay out of trouble for underage drinking and sex or did they have something sinister to hide This book is told in alternating time lines Aurora in the past and her experiences during the camping trip and in the present as Jonah investigates what happened in the woods that lead to Aurora s death Have the group members changed over time Are they still the cohesive group Do any have secrets Does anyone have any new information Although I enjoyed this book, I wanted it to be so much better I can t fault the writing I found the writing to be good Plus, the premise is great teens go camping in the woods one is never seen or heard from again But this lacked a little of the OOMPH I was expecting I really didn t connect or care for any of the characters except for Aurora The Detective on the case knows the teens but he was not friends with them There really didn t seem to be too much of a connection there He knew one of the members brothers He didn t have any issues with the group in the past so there is not angst, no awkward moments, no issues really which would have made the investigation interesting I did guess the killer early in the book this isn t a deal breaker for me but in terms of this book, I would have liked of a mystery Plus, the premise six teens go into the woods I think this would have worked better if I wasn t able to figure out the identity of the killer I also would have liked this book to be darker Plus, none of the adults seemed to be too shocked or upset when Aurora s body was found Her sister was upset but the others seemed very unemotional If I were camping and one member went missing and then his her body was found, I would have been emotional After all, they were there when she went missing, they were questioned as teens, suspicion was on them, that had to have been stressful and to finally know the truth, I don t know, they seemed worried about themselves and if they would get in trouble for drugs they had as a teen then the fact that Aurora was found dead presumably murdered.What I enjoyed the most about this book was Aurora s timeline For me, this was the most interesting part of the book and I found the teens to be interesting in the past than they were as adults I received a copy of this book from Random House Publishing and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review The thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own flag 102 likesLike see review View all 30 comments Oct 09, 2018 Chelsea Humphrey rated it did not like it review of another edition Shelves from publisher, netgalley Yikes I m sorry guys, but this one was a long ride on the struggle bus for me As other reviewers have mentioned, it felt like a rip off of both of Riley Sager s published novels Final Girls and The Last Time She Lied , and he did it in a much cohesive way It was an easy solve I can see most readers guessing in the first 25 30% , and there just wasn t a single aspect of this book that stood out as unique or memorable for me I hate giving poor reviews of books, but this is one case w Yikes I m sorry guys, but this one was a long ride on the struggle bus for me As other reviewers have mentioned, it felt like a rip off of both of Riley Sager s published novels Final Girls and The Last Time She Lied , and he did it in a much cohesive way It was an easy solve I can see most readers guessing in the first 25 30% , and there just wasn t a single aspect of this book that stood out as unique or memorable for me I hate giving poor reviews of books, but this is one case where I felt it necessary to be bluntly honest I wish the author all the best in the continuation of her series featuring Jonah Sheens, and sincerely hope the right readers connect with her novels Many thanks to the publisher for providing my copy via NetGalley. flag 79 likesLike see review View all 12 comments Jan 04, 2019 Mackey rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves crime detective, my reviews, books read 2019, netgalley ew Of all of the genres that I love, and I do love a lot, the one I find myself immersed in most often is police procedurals Police Procedurals are a sub genre of Detective Crime novels and are told from the police point of view, often involving several, often unrelated cases that seemingly come together in the end I give you this definition because She Lies in Wait is, honestly, a perfect example of a British police procedural done well.Thirty years ago, six teenagers went camping in the woods Of all of the genres that I love, and I do love a lot, the one I find myself immersed in most often is police procedurals Police Procedurals are a sub genre of Detective Crime novels and are told from the police point of view, often involving several, often unrelated cases that seemingly come together in the end I give you this definition because She Lies in Wait is, honestly, a perfect example of a British police procedural done well.Thirty years ago, six teenagers went camping in the woods Only five of them would awaken the next morning Now, the body of the sixth friend, Aurora, has been discovered in a grave in the woods and it is up to DCI Jonah Sheens and his murder squad to uncover the details of what really happened that horrible night, a night filled with too much booze, drugs, consensual and non consensual sex Was one of the campers the killer or was it someone who knew they and the drugs would be at the campsite They aren t talking which leaves only the 30 year old, decomposed body of Aurora to tell her tale.She Lies in Wait is a slow burning, methodical detective story where every clue, every person, every detail is thoroughly looked at and discussed This is not a thriller or a suspense novel, it is procedural where you the reader are along for the ride with the police as they go through their investigation If you go into this book expecting edge of your seat excitement, then you will be slightly disappointed If, like me, you love and adore well written, hard core detective books, then this will be a winner Lodge has crafted a story that has a lot of back story in these once teens now adult characters who have remained unusually close for thirty years In addition, DCI Sheens was on the peripheral edges of the group and appears to have a bit of history with them as well, something he would like to keep hidden from the remainder of his squad His squad, in turn, are an interesting group The two men are complete opposite of one another one quiet and thoughtful, the other gregarious, and the newest member, a female, has a few secrets of her own The intrigue of all of the characters helps to push the storyline along.I really do hate for books to be compared to one another, but I often thought that She Lies in Wait was quite similar to Tana French s Dublin Murder Squad series No doubt fans of that series would disagree, but the writing is similar and, of course, the methodology of the squad itself is the same In addition, the way that both authors sink into the personal lives of the characters and weave it into the main story felt familiar to each and it was something I enjoy in both series.If you enjoy police procedurals, particularly British ones, then I highly recommend She Lies in Wait If you like a good mystery, I think you will enjoy it as well.Thank you to Netgalley, RandomHousePublishingGroup and thegyth for my copy of She Lies in Wait which will be published in the US on January 8, 2019 flag 74 likesLike see review View all 16 comments Jan 10, 2019 Mackenzie PhDiva Books rated it really liked it A decades old disappearance brings the case back into the spotlight when the body is discovered Secrets, deception, lies, and the search for the truth made this debut mystery by Gytha Lodge a gripping mystery that I couldn t put down I loved this book everything from the premise to the characters were so engaging I will be reading the next in this new series as soon as she can write it ReflectionThis book really centers around a tangled web of secrets and lies On the fateful night Aurora dis A decades old disappearance brings the case back into the spotlight when the body is discovered Secrets, deception, lies, and the search for the truth made this debut mystery by Gytha Lodge a gripping mystery that I couldn t put down I loved this book everything from the premise to the characters were so engaging I will be reading the next in this new series as soon as she can write it ReflectionThis book really centers around a tangled web of secrets and lies On the fateful night Aurora disappeared, seven entered the campsite, but only six left As the book opens over two decades after Aurora s disappearance, we learn that she never left Her body is discovered at the place she was last seen, in a hideaway that was used by the other six friends.This tragedy should have split the friends apart, but instead it solidified them as a group With each person protecting the others, there are a lot of secrets to be revealed as Jonah Sheens investigates the case I thought this was an interesting twist, having them remain close for those 30 years Jonah Sheens is a fascinating character with a personal connection to the case He was in school with the seven friends when Aurora disappeared I really enjoyed Jonah as the central narrator and detective He isn t perfect, but he is committed to doing the investigation right and finding Aurora s killer.I had a LOT of guesses along the way about what happened, but I must admit I didn t guess correctly I was shocked at the ending I look forward to reading by Gytha Lodge in the future Thank you to Penguin Random House for my copy of this book flag 68 likesLike see review View all 16 comments Sep 20, 2018 Sandy rated it really liked it Shelves arc from netgalley, cold case, coming of age, crime, police procedural, series, suspense DCI Jonah Sheens has been a cop for than 30 years heads up the station in Southampton Between cases, management meetings, days off are hard to come by As the book opens he s enjoying a rare chance to cycle in the hills until his phone rings A body has been found near a campsite in New Forest No clues, no witnesses No problem Jonah knows who it is.Thirty years ago, he was a fresh faced newbie who joined the search for missing 14 year old Aurora Jackson Her sister Topaz was DCI Jonah Sheens has been a cop for than 30 years heads up the station in Southampton Between cases, management meetings, days off are hard to come by As the book opens he s enjoying a rare chance to cycle in the hills until his phone rings A body has been found near a campsite in New Forest No clues, no witnesses No problem Jonah knows who it is.Thirty years ago, he was a fresh faced newbie who joined the search for missing 14 year old Aurora Jackson Her sister Topaz was camping with 5 of her friends, unhappy about being saddled with her baby sister After a night of drinking, they crawled out of their tents to discover Aurora s cold empty sleeping bag The alarm was raised cops, friends neighbours combed the area for days to no avail The 6 teens were questioned endlessly but Aurora was never found In the present, Jonah mounts a new investigation after getting the autopsy results his team of 3 detectives get to work They can t help but notice their boss is a tad antsy For Jonah it s not just another case Turns out he went to school with these people although he was never one of them They were the cool kids, the ones everyone wanted to emulate As the investigation progresses, long suppressed memories come flooding back Jonah begins to worry what his team might uncover That s it for the plot It s best to go in knowing as little as possible so your jaw drops in all the right places The story unfolds in 2 alternating time lines both are engrossing The past is narrated by Aurora she s a compelling character Through her eyes we meet the 6 campers as teens get caught up in all their angst, drama petty jealousies In the present we meet them again as they deal with Jonah Some have changed, some haven t The difference is they may finally be ready to spill the secrets they ve been keeping for 30 years.I really enjoyed this In some ways it reminded me of Everything You Want Me to Be by Mindy Mejia There s something about small towns the intense relationships formed or not in high school Everything is heightened because the world is so small at that point in a teen s life Each member of Topaz s golden gang is integral to its survival I ll bet than one of them will remind you of someone you knew at that age The detectives are also well portrayed Jonah s team are an interesting group DC Juliette Hanson comes across as being wound a bit too tight we gradually find out why DS Domnall O Malley is the calm voice of reason experience, a deceptively low key guy who misses nothing And then there s DC Ben Lightman Self contained fastidious, he made me think of the old adage about still waters I m willing to bet there s to him than an analytical mind pretty face As for Jonah, he s a decent man in a tight spot You can t help but sympathize with him as he struggles to maintain professional distance in a case that is so personal It s clear he has some memories he d rather forget I dreaded what might come out But it s Aurora who steals the show I found her captivating, a girl on the cusp who comes across as so authentic you can almost hear her voice She s at the age where she s letting go of childhood plagued by the insecurities shaky self esteem that afflict so many young girls But she also has an ethereal quality that sets her apart, completely unaware of her allure.All is revealed by the end Aurora can finally be laid to rest Topaz her crew will never be the same Jonah too has to deal with some of the fallout It s an engaging, well told story you ll resent having to put down I look forward to book 2 flag 62 likesLike see review View all 16 comments Dec 09, 2018 Liz rated it really liked it Shelves netgalley Bones are found 30 years after a young girl goes missing on a camping trip The DCI for the new homicide case, Jonah Sheens, was a young man at the time and knew the victim from school This is the first in a new series involving Jonah Sheens The book focuses on trust and friendship Six teenage friends go camping and only five return But not all the relationships have held up, so the stories coming out now are different than they were at the time We learn not only about the relationships of Bones are found 30 years after a young girl goes missing on a camping trip The DCI for the new homicide case, Jonah Sheens, was a young man at the time and knew the victim from school This is the first in a new series involving Jonah Sheens The book focuses on trust and friendship Six teenage friends go camping and only five return But not all the relationships have held up, so the stories coming out now are different than they were at the time We learn not only about the relationships of the suspects but also the police team There s a new member, young DC Hanson, and Sheens is trying to see how she fits in There s some good writing here some interesting turns of phrase He was still angry, but old dog angry The plot goes back and forth between the camping trip interspersed with Sheen s current investigation It works well I had no clue who was responsible for the crime Lodge does a great job of keeping multiple suspects a real possibility.I enjoyed this and will definitely read the next in the series I recommend it to anyone that likes a well done police procedural My Thanks to netgalley and Random House for an advance copy of this book flag 61 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jan 13, 2019 megs_bookrack rated it really liked it Shelves arcs read 1983 Topaz Coralie Jojo Benners Connor Brett.Aurora.When Aurora Jackson accepts an invitation to go camping with her older sister and her friends, she has no idea it will be her last night alive The younger girl feels shy and out of place as the older kids get to drinking, drugs, dancing and The party goes late into the night until everyone passes out In the morning, when they wake, the older kids find nothing of Aurora but her cold sleeping bag.With no trace of her found, suspicio 1983 Topaz Coralie Jojo Benners Connor Brett.Aurora.When Aurora Jackson accepts an invitation to go camping with her older sister and her friends, she has no idea it will be her last night alive The younger girl feels shy and out of place as the older kids get to drinking, drugs, dancing and The party goes late into the night until everyone passes out In the morning, when they wake, the older kids find nothing of Aurora but her cold sleeping bag.With no trace of her found, suspicions of foul play circle the group of friends for the next thirty years.Present Day A young girl on a camping trip with her family, stumbles upon the bones of a human hand in a small cavern at the base of a tree Aurora has been found and so begins the cold case that may finally end up concluding what happened on that ill fated night in the woods.The small town cop in charge of the investigation, DCI Jonah Sheens, knew the kids involved that night In fact, when it happened, he was just a kid himself, at school with all the rest Trying to keep his own past to himself, DCI Sheens and a great cast of fellow officers slowly unravel what happened to poor Aurora.This gripping crime thriller is told in a format of alternating timelines You get to see what happened on that camping trip in 1983 and the police procedural aspects of the current investigation I thought the timelines were really well done and the pacing, for me, was perfect I was so impressed with the fact that this is a debut novel I hope that Lodge continues on with DCI Sheens character I enjoyed him and the other officers he had on his team I would absolutely continue on with this series, no question.If you like police procedural and split timeline narratives, you should check this one out Plus, it is always great to support new authors Thank you so much to the publisher, Random House, for providing me with a copy to read and review I appreciate the opportunity and look forward to getting my hands on Gytha Lodge books in the future Trigger Warnings Rape, sexual assault, drug use and emotional abuse flag 53 likesLike see review View 2 comments Sep 30, 2018 Kendall rated it it was ok review of another edition Shelves netgalley approved, 2019 She Lies in Wait sounded like perfect thriller to dive into Aurora Jackson has been missing for over 30 years until one night a father and child stumble upon scattered bones during a camping trip.Detective Jonah Sheens is hired onto the scene to investigate what happened to Aurora After analysis, it is deemed that Aurora was brutally murdered at the campsite The story slowly unfolds to reveal what happened to Aurora that fateful night she was murdered The author slowly leaves bread She Lies in Wait sounded like perfect thriller to dive into Aurora Jackson has been missing for over 30 years until one night a father and child stumble upon scattered bones during a camping trip.Detective Jonah Sheens is hired onto the scene to investigate what happened to Aurora After analysis, it is deemed that Aurora was brutally murdered at the campsite The story slowly unfolds to reveal what happened to Aurora that fateful night she was murdered The author slowly leaves bread crumbs to understand the evil mystery starting with flashbacks The author paints a picture of Aurora, her sister Topaz, and Topaz s friends engaging in partying and drinking But, it appears that Detective Sheens keeps running into dead ends and can t find the answers Who is covering up this sinister crime and can she help find the answers for Aurora and her loved ones So unfortunately I m not going to sugar coat this review at all This was really bad in all honestly I felt like this was almost the exact storyline of Riley Sager s Finals Girls but was a hot mess This story fell completely FLAT for me and was pretty bored I skimmed maybe the last 40 percent of the book because I was just over it.I m not too fond of police procedural novels because they tend to be the SAME storylines but different character names I took a break from these types of stories but sadly I remembered why I stopped reading to begin with And not to mention the story was SUPER obvious I found out the mystery about 30 percent in Thank you Netgalley and Random House Publishing for the advanced copy in exchange for an honest review.Publication date 1 8 19Published to GR 9 30 18 flag 51 likesLike see review View all 15 comments Nov 15, 2018 Theresa Alan rated it it was ok review of another edition 2 2.5 stars The challenge with this novel is that the detectives are solving a thirty year old investigation, so if someone did murder 14 year old Aurora, that person has gotten away with it for thirty years You want to know the details about the crime, but it s not exactly time sensitive about solving it.Detective Jonah Sheens had just joined the police force at 19 years old when Aurora went missing from a campsite where she was with her older sister, Topaz, and five of Topaz s friends DCI Sh 2 2.5 stars The challenge with this novel is that the detectives are solving a thirty year old investigation, so if someone did murder 14 year old Aurora, that person has gotten away with it for thirty years You want to know the details about the crime, but it s not exactly time sensitive about solving it.Detective Jonah Sheens had just joined the police force at 19 years old when Aurora went missing from a campsite where she was with her older sister, Topaz, and five of Topaz s friends DCI Sheens, Detective Juliette Hansen, and other detectives interview all the friends again Though DCI Sheens had gone to school with the beautiful sisters, they were younger than he was and he didn t know them well His vague connection to them isn t enough to get you seeing things from his perspective, so again, while you re interested in the details being revealed, you re not rooting for him in particular because you never get to know anything beyond superficial details about him There weren t any cops or characters I bonded with, and the ending was disappointing I can t go into detail about why I didn t like the ending without giving away important plot points, but it frustratingly too little too late and not just for Aurora s death.Thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to review this novel, which releases January 8, 2019.For reviews, pleases visit flag 52 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Dec 17, 2018 Carrie rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley She Lies in Wait by Gytha Lodge is the first book in the new police procedural thriller DCI Jonah Sheens series This first book of the series has our new detectives in search of a killer from a cold case that is over thirty years old The chapters alternate between the current investigation and the past when the young girl had gone missing.In July of 1983 Aurora Jackson had gone on a camping trip with her older sister Topaz and Topaz s friends Being a few years younger than the group Aurora wa She Lies in Wait by Gytha Lodge is the first book in the new police procedural thriller DCI Jonah Sheens series This first book of the series has our new detectives in search of a killer from a cold case that is over thirty years old The chapters alternate between the current investigation and the past when the young girl had gone missing.In July of 1983 Aurora Jackson had gone on a camping trip with her older sister Topaz and Topaz s friends Being a few years younger than the group Aurora was nervous and excited to finally be included with the others but when the partying started Aurora was definitely out of her element.Now than thirty years later a bone is found not too far away from that original campsite and when tested it s found to belong to the missing Aurora Jonah Sheens is put in charge of the case and determined to find out just what happened back then when he was just starting his career as a policemen.Well, when finished with She Lies in Wait really the best I could come up with would be well, it s OK This one unfortunately was just one of those titles that really didn t seem to grab me much at all and just seemed to be there There isn t anything really particularly wrong with it other than maybe dragging here and there but the characters just weren t ones I connected with Perhaps the series will pick up the intensity but only 3 stars for this opener so far.I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.For reviews please visit flag 36 likesLike see review Sep 14, 2018 Dennis rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves 2019 pub, 2018 read, arc netgalley, crime fiction, detective, light mystery 2.5 5 starsAurora Jackson has been missing for over 30 years, until now When a young child and her father stumble on bones scattered near their campsite, detective Jonah Sheens is brought in to investigate After futher analysis, it s reported that the bones are Aurora Jackson s The mystery to where she has been is discovered she was murdered As Jonah Sheens investigates the night of Aurora s disappearance in the woods, the reader is given flashbacks to that fateful night Aurora, her sister 2.5 5 starsAurora Jackson has been missing for over 30 years, until now When a young child and her father stumble on bones scattered near their campsite, detective Jonah Sheens is brought in to investigate After futher analysis, it s reported that the bones are Aurora Jackson s The mystery to where she has been is discovered she was murdered As Jonah Sheens investigates the night of Aurora s disappearance in the woods, the reader is given flashbacks to that fateful night Aurora, her sister Topaz, and Topaz s friends were teenagers living teenage lives drinking, partying, risky behavior What went wrong that night in the woods, and why is someone covering their tracks so Jonah can t find the truth I was really disappointed in She Lies in Wait , because I felt that the story could have been darker, and less obvious I figured out the story before I was even 20% into the mystery If you ve read any of Riley Sager s books, this novel is basically a retelling combination of Final Girls, and The Last Time I Lied The writing was very good, but the story itself just fell flat for me I can t really get into the story any further, but it s definitely a light mystery at best I m not sure I m interested in getting any further in the DCI Jonah Sheens series, but if you are looking for a realistic detective police procedural, then She Lies in Wait might be for you Thank you Netgalley for my advanced copy in exchange for an honest review She Lies in Wait will be released January 10, 2019 flag 32 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Jul 26, 2018 Nigel rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves arc, netgalley, best 2018 books, best recent ones In brief Yep damn good read 4.5 5 and happily rounded In fullThere is a nice start to this book old bones are found at a site of interest in an old case The police officer in charge of the case was had just started his career in the police at the time of the original investigation He is now a DCI and brings with him his team and a new Detective Constable The book alternates in the main between the current time, the case and the investigation and memories from the past Most of the old In brief Yep damn good read 4.5 5 and happily rounded In fullThere is a nice start to this book old bones are found at a site of interest in an old case The police officer in charge of the case was had just started his career in the police at the time of the original investigation He is now a DCI and brings with him his team and a new Detective Constable The book alternates in the main between the current time, the case and the investigation and memories from the past Most of the old memories are from Aurora s viewpoint She is the girl who disappeared then and whose body has now been found.The location of the remains suggests that really only 6 people who were with Aurora on the night she died can really be involved However is it quite a simple as that As the story moved through a gradual reveal both in modern times and in the past some threads appear Which of those are red herrings and which might lead to the killer Equally was Jonah, the DCI, really as uninvolved with the group of youngsters from 30 years ago as he maintains The characters here gradually emerge with the story I liked them well enough in the main though I did feel that they generally felt a underdeveloped Jojo was the real exception to that rule I liked her a lot and maybe Jonah to a degree The fact that there appear to be only 6 suspects did not mean I didn t think Ah it must be that one than once The writing was good with the pace and tempo just fine There was enough description to understand the settings and what was going on The level of tension increased nicely as the book went on.For me this worked on different levels too with people growing up and the changing attitudes in society coming out of it I don t think it is flawless I m fairly sure I spotted an odd glitch and as I said earlier the characters were generally ok and not much than that However, in the end I just plain enjoyed reading this story hence the 5 star rating It is certainly one of the best books I ve read so far this year 2018 and I would really like to read another by this author in the futureNote I received an advance digital copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair reviewhttps viewson thriller she l flag 29 likesLike see review Dec 29, 2018 Darinda rated it liked it review of another edition A group of teens go camping, and one of them goes missing Thirty years later, the missing girl s remains are found The investigation looks into what happened that night in the woods.Told with alternating timelines the night the teens gathered in the woods to camp and the investigation thirty years later I enjoy the alternating timelines, especially when there is such a big difference in time Aurora is the missing girl, and the past is told from her point of view The present is from the in A group of teens go camping, and one of them goes missing Thirty years later, the missing girl s remains are found The investigation looks into what happened that night in the woods.Told with alternating timelines the night the teens gathered in the woods to camp and the investigation thirty years later I enjoy the alternating timelines, especially when there is such a big difference in time Aurora is the missing girl, and the past is told from her point of view The present is from the investigation side This worked well It made it intriguing to guess who of the teens were telling the truth and who was trying to hide something.This is a straightforward police procedural A girl goes missing, stays missing for years, then her body is discovered The police investigate to find who killed her and why I enjoy these types of books, but this one did fall a little flat I didn t really connect to the characters, so that held something back for me It s a good read though, and one I would recommend to fans of British crime fiction I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. flag 28 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Jun 10, 2018 Liz Barnsley rated it it was amazing review of another edition Beautifully written literary mystery set over two timelines following a group of friends who go on a camping trip where one of their number gets left behind We also follow the investigation 30 years later Great characters, absorbing sense of place and time, reminded me very much of Tana French a favourite author of mine.Looking forward to talking about this one nearer publication.Highly Recommended flag 28 likesLike see review View 2 comments Oct 05, 2018 Selena rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley giveaway I received a free e copy of She Lies in Wait DCI Jonah Sheens, 1 by Gytha Lodge from NetGalley for my honest review.I thoroughly enjoyed this page turning mystery It started off a little slow but it quickly picked up and I stayed up through the night to finish it.In 1983 seven teenagers go camping in the woods When everyone wakes up the next morning, they realize that Aurora is missing There is an investigation but nothing is found Thirty years later, Aurora s bones are found in a place t I received a free e copy of She Lies in Wait DCI Jonah Sheens, 1 by Gytha Lodge from NetGalley for my honest review.I thoroughly enjoyed this page turning mystery It started off a little slow but it quickly picked up and I stayed up through the night to finish it.In 1983 seven teenagers go camping in the woods When everyone wakes up the next morning, they realize that Aurora is missing There is an investigation but nothing is found Thirty years later, Aurora s bones are found in a place that only the other six knew about Who is the killer The cold case is re opened but it seems everyone is lying Are the friends behind the murder Are the detectives covering for the girls or are they involved somehow I really enjoyed the switching of times between Aurora and the night she goes missing and then the re opened investigation thirty years later It seemed like every chapter convinced you that a different person was somehow responsible for what happened that night You might think you have this figured out but you will quickly change your mind again and again flag 27 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jan 27, 2019 Erin rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves kindle, netgalley, series Thanks to Netgalley and Random House Publishing for an e ARC in exchange for an honest review First thing I did when I woke up this morning was reach for this book Not that I need a new series to dive in, but this one sounded too good to pass up My favorite police procedurals are the cold case ones and this involved a thirty year old disappearance of a teenage girl and the suspects in her murder were all teens themselves But when Aurora Jackson s remains are discovered by a family on a camp Thanks to Netgalley and Random House Publishing for an e ARC in exchange for an honest review First thing I did when I woke up this morning was reach for this book Not that I need a new series to dive in, but this one sounded too good to pass up My favorite police procedurals are the cold case ones and this involved a thirty year old disappearance of a teenage girl and the suspects in her murder were all teens themselves But when Aurora Jackson s remains are discovered by a family on a camping weekend, DCI Jonah Sheens and his team soon learn that there might be someone in the group that needs to start talking Despite the desire for a bit of a darker sinister investigation and a little less obvious killer, I read this book in one sitting and I am now looking forward to where our characters might be headed next flag 26 likesLike see review Nov 30, 2018 Elizabeth of Silvers Reviews rated it it was amazing review of another edition What could have happened to Aurora Someone knows but isn t telling.Uncovering bones from a thirty year old disappearance murder case wasn t something the police thought would happen after their very thorough search and investigation back then.The remains of fourteen year old Aurora Jackson was a shock to the six teens that had been with her as well as the town and her parents Everyone believed she had been kidnapped or had run away not murderedE LIES IN WAIT goes back and forth from 1983 t What could have happened to Aurora Someone knows but isn t telling.Uncovering bones from a thirty year old disappearance murder case wasn t something the police thought would happen after their very thorough search and investigation back then.The remains of fourteen year old Aurora Jackson was a shock to the six teens that had been with her as well as the town and her parents Everyone believed she had been kidnapped or had run away not murderedE LIES IN WAIT goes back and forth from 1983 to the present telling the story of what happened at the campsite, how the investigation was exhaustive and came up with nothing, and moves to present day with the interviewing of the now adult teens and the re opening of the case.Opening the case meant bringing the six friends together at the station for a meeting Was that a good idea or had there been collaboration beforehand Are they all only going to try to save themselves Will one of the friends say things that had not been said before and reveal something that could get that person arrested The investigation turned up some facts that had been overlooked and involved a person that was not one of the six friendsE LIES IN WAIT moves smoothly from one chapter to the next and holds your interest because of all the questions about what really happened and who was lying back then and who was still lying now If you enjoy being a detective, you will definitely enjoy SHE LIES IN WAIT The story line is good and nicely carried out with some twists and of course secrets being kept 5 5This book was given to me as an ARC by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review flag 25 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Jan 12, 2019 Kristy rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves ebook, netgalley, arc, fiction, random house, read in 2019, mystery, thriller Aurora Jackson disappeared thirty years ago at age fourteen She went camping with her sister, Topaz, and five of Topaz s friends Topaz reluctantly let her kid sister tag along No one ever saw Aurora again Thirty years later, a body is found DCI Jonah Sheens and DC Hanson are called to the scene, but Jonah already knows that it s Aurora He s been waiting for this discovery for years During the original investigation, all six friends maintained their stories and their innocence But now Jon Aurora Jackson disappeared thirty years ago at age fourteen She went camping with her sister, Topaz, and five of Topaz s friends Topaz reluctantly let her kid sister tag along No one ever saw Aurora again Thirty years later, a body is found DCI Jonah Sheens and DC Hanson are called to the scene, but Jonah already knows that it s Aurora He s been waiting for this discovery for years During the original investigation, all six friends maintained their stories and their innocence But now Jonah is determined to find out what really happened to Aurora It was where seven kids had bedded down thirty years ago, but only six of them had got up in the morning This was one of the ARCs that I requested simply because the story sounded interesting, and it really was I couldn t shake the feeling while I was reading that the storyline felt somewhat familiar, but that didn t detract from what was a pretty strong police procedural, especially for an author debut The book is fairly long there is a lot of buildup to our ending but I thought it was all well done Jonah is an intriguing character it s made known early on that he had a small role in the first investigation when Aurora disappeared, and he clearly is hiding something, which isn t revealed for quite some time But he s a good investigator, too, and it was sort of fun wondering if you could fully trust him with Hanson, the newbie, as his foil He found it impossible not to remember this place as it had been back then The car park had all been bark and mud, but it had been just as overrun by police The haircuts different the faces somehow the same The way the story is told snippets of the past including from her point of view , plus Jonah and Hanson investigating in the present is interesting and moves the story along It certainly keeps you wondering as things unravel While the limited number of characters especially at the camp ground thirty years ago lowers our amount of suspects, it s easy to speculate about each one Plus, all the characters in this one are detailed I found it a little complicated to keep track of everyone at first especially all the boys at the campground but they were strong characters and knowing so much about them made figuring out who killed Aurora all the compelling Aurora herself is a lovely character, and I felt for her When our suspect was revealed, it all ended a little crazily yet easily, but this was still a good read for me Overall, this was an interesting mystery, with a detailed plot and characters I look forward to Lodge s next book 3.75 stars I received a copy of this book from the publisher and Netgalley in return for an unbiased review thank you Blog Twitter Facebook Google Instagram flag 22 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Dec 14, 2018 Judy rated it really liked it Off to the races This is a great debut novel and is the beginning of a new series starring DCI Jonah Sheens Basically it is a well done police procedural Thirty years ago six friends went camping and one 14 year old girl disappeared and was never found Fast forward to present day and some bones are found near the campsite The mystery is to solve what actually happened The story is told in two timelines with Aurora narrating the past and then the investgation happening during the present I Off to the races This is a great debut novel and is the beginning of a new series starring DCI Jonah Sheens Basically it is a well done police procedural Thirty years ago six friends went camping and one 14 year old girl disappeared and was never found Fast forward to present day and some bones are found near the campsite The mystery is to solve what actually happened The story is told in two timelines with Aurora narrating the past and then the investgation happening during the present It was an effective method in this case.I have to say I enjoyed the writing style and felt the case was investigated by an interesting team of coppers I do love British mysteries I liked following the various paths of the investigation to the result With six on the camping trip with than one thing to hide it was fun to see how it unfolded I would recommend the book and would read the next one when it is available Thanks to Gytha Lodge and Random House Publishing Group through Netgalley for an advance copy flag 21 likesLike see review View all 8 comments Dec 30, 2018 Susan rated it liked it review of another edition This novel begins with the discovery of a body in woods DCI Jonah Sheens was a young man when a teenage girl, Aurora Jackson, went missing in 1983 As soon as he hears about the body, he is immediately convinced that she has been discovered at last and, indeed, it turns out to be her Sheens is put in charge of the case and begins to try to piece together what happened all those years ago.Aurora went camping in the woods with her elder sister, Topaz, and her friends Jojo, Brett, Connor, Benne This novel begins with the discovery of a body in woods DCI Jonah Sheens was a young man when a teenage girl, Aurora Jackson, went missing in 1983 As soon as he hears about the body, he is immediately convinced that she has been discovered at last and, indeed, it turns out to be her Sheens is put in charge of the case and begins to try to piece together what happened all those years ago.Aurora went camping in the woods with her elder sister, Topaz, and her friends Jojo, Brett, Connor, Benner and Coralie Also seen that evening, camping nearby, was one of the teachers from Aurora s school Andrew MacKenzie Jonah was aware of most of those involved, as he went to the same school as Aurora, her sister and her friends They were the cool kids, although Aurora was somewhat of a loner and embarrassed the beautiful, flirtatious, Topaz However, Topaz seemed unaware that her sister was blossoming and that not everyone saw her as the gawky, younger girl This is not really an original setup A group of teenagers go into a wood there are lots of different emotions, jealousies and obsessions going on throw in some drink and drugs, and, come the morning, a girl is missing These kind of novels can be either brilliant, or rather mundane and, sadly, I found this hard to connect with I liked DCI Jonah Sheens and I am sure that he could do well in further books, but most of the other characters were hard to sympathise with and I found myself unable to really care what had happened It felt rather formulaic, although it was well written I received a copy of this book from the publishers, via NetGalley, for review Rated 3.5 flag 20 likesLike see review Jan 25, 2019 Bex Beckie Bookworm rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves arc, book reviews, contemporary, crime, drugs, mystery, netgalley, police, suspense, thriller She Lies in wait Is a police procedure mystery the first in the series featuring DCI Jonah Sheens.It explores the cold case of thirty years missing school girl Aurora Jackson who vanished back in 1983 while camping out with her sister and school friends.So this one is rather close to home for Jonah as though he is not close friends and slightly older than the suspects he did attend school with them all back in the day.When human remains are found not far from the original campsite that of cou She Lies in wait Is a police procedure mystery the first in the series featuring DCI Jonah Sheens.It explores the cold case of thirty years missing school girl Aurora Jackson who vanished back in 1983 while camping out with her sister and school friends.So this one is rather close to home for Jonah as though he is not close friends and slightly older than the suspects he did attend school with them all back in the day.When human remains are found not far from the original campsite that of course turn out to be our missing schoolgirl this cold case is now once again thrust into the current spotlight and DCI Jonah Sheens is determined to crack the case wide and with a very narrow pool of suspects to choose from the net here is certainly poised to catch a killer.Told in a then and now timeframe this jumps seamlessly from past to present weaving a web of intrigue and mystery.Told from multiple POV s the then is mainly our victim s job to narrate and residing in Aurora s head I really did feel incredibly close to her and even felt that I got to know and understand her mindset and temperament slightly It also made me feel so incredibly sad as I also had a window into her eventual tragic fate at the hands of her unknown assailant.It assisted me in seeing her as a flesh and blood person an individual not just as a murder victim.The now I found to be mostly DCI Jonah Sheens and DC Hanson There was also one instance each of all six potential murderer s thoughts which was a nice touch as it helped to showcase each character and brought them to the forefront for scrutiny.Conner, Benners, Brett, Coralie, JoJo and Topaz and through briefly each got their own moment in that spotlight there were also some red herrings thrown in just for good measure.So initially there was an unintentional intricate web of misdirection and conspiracy of silence adopted by the teenagers back in eighty three.They were scared of getting into trouble as they had been drinking, taking drugs and hooking up with one another because of this, they omitted a lot effectively rewriting the entire script and unintentionally sabotaging the investigation into Aurora s disappearance.So even though the suspect pool was a tad sparse I still was actually stumped at who our predator could be and even when past collides to meet present I was still in the dark scratching my head in mystification.I am a huge Silent witness and Vera fan and can usually deduce or make an educated guess as to who is responsible here I had nada if I had to make an overall prediction it would have been a definite stab in the dark from me.The quality of writing here is superb and I was engrossed from start to finish I really enjoyed myself and read this this in one sitting.I voluntary reviewed an Arc of She Lies in Wait DCI Jonah Sheens, 1.All opinions expressed are entirely my own.Reviewed By Beckie Bookwormhttps facebook beckiebookworm beckiebookworm flag 28 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Sumit RK Superb Review, Bex Jan 30, 2019 02 07AM Bex Beckie Bookworm Thanks so much Sumit Thanks so much Sumit Jan 30, 2019 05 56AM Jan 12, 2019 Kathleen rated it liked it Lodge introduces a new police procedural series featuring DCI Jonah Sheens with a cold case involving the death of 14 year old Aurora Jackson Her remains have been found buried in the woods Thirty years ago, Aurora had attended a wild teenage party there with her older sister and friends Planned as an overnight camping trip, it allowed the seven teenagers to indulge in drugs, alcohol, and sex at their leisure When the participants awoke the following morning, Aurora was gone.Jonah Sheens inv Lodge introduces a new police procedural series featuring DCI Jonah Sheens with a cold case involving the death of 14 year old Aurora Jackson Her remains have been found buried in the woods Thirty years ago, Aurora had attended a wild teenage party there with her older sister and friends Planned as an overnight camping trip, it allowed the seven teenagers to indulge in drugs, alcohol, and sex at their leisure When the participants awoke the following morning, Aurora was gone.Jonah Sheens investigative team includes DS Domnall O Malley smart, old school , DC Ben Lightman good looking, a bit of a geek , and the newbie DC Juliette Hanson intuitive, with a stalker ex boyfriend I suspect that all of their characters will be explored further in future offerings in the series Lodge signed a three book deal Lodge reveals what happened that awful night through the eyes of Aurora in flashbacks and through the POVs of the investigative team, as well as the subjects of their interrogations The plot includes plenty of red herrings, and it took me awhile to have confidence that I knew who the killer was Other reviewers were savvy The writing is solid especially for a debut novel and I look forward to reading the next installment in the series flag 19 likesLike see review View 2 comments Aug 10, 2018 Evie Braithwaite rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves crime, fiction, mystery, thrillers, arc It s July 1983 and seven teenagers go camping in the forest The following morning, after a night of heavy drinking and drug taking, no one can find Aurora Jackson Months of searching and investigating go by and the case eventually goes cold Fast forward 30 years later and a body has been discovered DCI Sheens is called to the scene and the skeletal remains belong to just the person he suspected, Aurora However, her body is discovered in the hideaway only the 6 teenagers knew about The kill It s July 1983 and seven teenagers go camping in the forest The following morning, after a night of heavy drinking and drug taking, no one can find Aurora Jackson Months of searching and investigating go by and the case eventually goes cold Fast forward 30 years later and a body has been discovered DCI Sheens is called to the scene and the skeletal remains belong to just the person he suspected, Aurora However, her body is discovered in the hideaway only the 6 teenagers knew about The killer must be lurking close to home As the case opens again, thirty years worth of guarded secrets begin to unveil themselves, Aurora s murder investigation revealing much than DCI Sheen and his team expected Garden fires, drug dealing, and rape allegations creep up from the past as they move closer to uncovering the mystery The omniscient narration reveals the character s innermost thoughts throughout the interweaving timelines from past to present We are exposed to everything from their speculations to their panicked thoughts, and all of them were well developed From Hanson, the new detective constable to Benners, the bad boy turned politician, each of Lodge s characters are diverse.This is a gripping, fast paced story which doesn t lack in red herrings or plot twists and lead me towards an unpredictable ending I sometimes find myself losing interest in certain crime fiction novels, but this thrilling mystery kept me on my toes I devoured the story in just two days, my burning desire to uncover the mystery never extinguished.She Lies In Wait is cleverly thought out, intense and is setting the stakes high for 2019 s thrillers I couldn t recommend this.Thanks to NetGalley, Penguin UK, Michael Joseph and Gytha Lodge for my eARC in exchange for an honest review flag 18 likesLike see review View all 3 comments Aug 09, 2018 Gianna rated it it was amazing review of another edition I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book All thoughts and opinions are my own.Seven teenagers One death Which one was capable of murder In July, 1983, seven teenagers go camping in the woods Next morning, no one can find 14 year old Aurora After long searches and everlasting interrogations, the case goes cold.Thirty years later, a body is found in the woods Skeletal remains prove what DCI Sheen already suspected to be true it s long lost teenager Aurora Jackson Moreo I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book All thoughts and opinions are my own.Seven teenagers One death Which one was capable of murder In July, 1983, seven teenagers go camping in the woods Next morning, no one can find 14 year old Aurora After long searches and everlasting interrogations, the case goes cold.Thirty years later, a body is found in the woods Skeletal remains prove what DCI Sheen already suspected to be true it s long lost teenager Aurora Jackson Moreover, the remains have been found in a place only her friends have known about, and that can only mean one thing one of them is the killer The case is open again, and secrets start being unveiled But, with thirty years having already passed, and the tight knit group guarding their secrets like treasure, will DCI Sheen and his team be able to find what truly happened to Aurora Jackson She Lies In Wait is a thrilling, fast paced story that will keep you on your toes The nail biting plot is exceptionally well constructed, revolving around a mystery that is extremely difficult to solve up to the very end The characters are with no exceptions interesting, intelligent and with very peculiar backgrounds.I have to admit that I seldom come across a book that is a genuine thriller any, and She Lies In Wait is one of them I honestly believe this is going to be one of the best thrillers of 2019 I fully enjoyed reading this, and I highly recommend it for all lovers of the mystery and thriller genre flag 15 likesLike see review Aug 02, 2018 Joanna Beesley rated it it was amazing review of another edition This is the debut novel by Gytha Lodge She Lies in Wait is a thoroughly entertaining read.In 1983 seven teenagers go camping and one goes missing A young police officer is involved in searching for Aurora Jackson during the weeks that follow It has always left him wondering what happened.Finally her body is uncovered some 30 years later when he is a DCI and he takes charge of the murder hunt Everyone involved has something to hide including the DCI as the new Detective Constable on the cas This is the debut novel by Gytha Lodge She Lies in Wait is a thoroughly entertaining read.In 1983 seven teenagers go camping and one goes missing A young police officer is involved in searching for Aurora Jackson during the weeks that follow It has always left him wondering what happened.Finally her body is uncovered some 30 years later when he is a DCI and he takes charge of the murder hunt Everyone involved has something to hide including the DCI as the new Detective Constable on the case finds out.The story goes from present day back to 1983 to get a perspective of the teenagers and their drug taking and alcohol drinking I found the characters well developed and the pace great There are enough red herrings and twists and turns to keep interest until the end I warmed to JoJo than the rest of the characters.Thanks to NetGalley, Penguin UK, Michael Joseph and Gytha Lodge for my ARC in return from my honest review.Excellent read Highly recommended flag 13 likesLike see review Jan 04, 2019 Adele Shea rated it it was amazing What an absolute fantastic book I couldn t put it down One of the best who done its I have read.From looking at some of the reviews on here I can see alot of people think differently but I really did enjoy it flag 13 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jan 09, 2019 Katie rated it really liked it Recommends it for fans of Tana French and other police procedurals Shelves netgalley reviewed, police procedural If you are a fan of British police procedurals, you will want to check out this debut novel in the DCI Sheens series While not as psychological complex as my favorite procedural detective author series by Tana French, I enjoyed the development of the characters and the detectives The author did a good job of weaving together the past and the present as Detective Sheen investigate the thirty year old murder of a teenage girl who had disappeared from a camping trip I read this while home sick a If you are a fan of British police procedurals, you will want to check out this debut novel in the DCI Sheens series While not as psychological complex as my favorite procedural detective author series by Tana French, I enjoyed the development of the characters and the detectives The author did a good job of weaving together the past and the present as Detective Sheen investigate the thirty year old murder of a teenage girl who had disappeared from a camping trip I read this while home sick and I feel like I could have figured out what happened sooner if I had been in a sharper frame of mind The author did a good job of tying everything together I look forward to reading in this series Thanks to NetGalley, Random House Publishing, and the author Gytha Lodge for an advanced electronic review copy The book is out now flag 11 likesLike see review Nov 08, 2018 Julie Parks rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves thriller I wouldn t exactly call this a page turner, but it does provide a layered guessing game And a whole lot of growing anticipation I don t think I will ever look at camping the same way.Perfect for fans of friendships gone bad and secrets that hurt even years later.Thank you NetGalley for this cope in exchange for my honest review flag 11 likesLike see review Dec 19, 2018 Stacee rated it it was ok Shelves edelweiss, rape or molestation or sa, skimmidy skim skim skim, cover lust, read in 2018 I was all over that cover and tag line and synopsis and sadly, I only made it to 40% before skipping to read the last 4 chapters I liked Jonah well enough He seems like a stand up guy, but in the amount that I read, I couldn t tell you that for sure There are loads of characters and we get several POVs in each chapter And yet, I didn t feel connected to any of them If this was on purpose to make me unable to trust anyone, it missed the mark Plot wise, it is insanely slow I did like the al I was all over that cover and tag line and synopsis and sadly, I only made it to 40% before skipping to read the last 4 chapters I liked Jonah well enough He seems like a stand up guy, but in the amount that I read, I couldn t tell you that for sure There are loads of characters and we get several POVs in each chapter And yet, I didn t feel connected to any of them If this was on purpose to make me unable to trust anyone, it missed the mark Plot wise, it is insanely slow I did like the alternating chapters of past and present, especially with the past chapters in Aurora s POV When I read the last few chapters, I wasn t surprised by what happened and how It seemed a bit obvious and that made me uninterested in going back to read the rest.Overall, it lacked the urgency or tension I was expecting Understandably, with a case that s 30 years old, that s bound to be missing, yet I just couldn t click with it Jonah s character does have some promise and I might be interested in future books.FYI there is a drugging and fade to black rape scene There are mentions of several other rapes committed by the murderer Huge thanks to Random House for providing the arc free of charge flag 11 likesLike see review Jan 02, 2019 MissBecka rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves netgalley books read, 2019 books i read Thank you NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group for this ARC.I rather enjoyed this first book in a new detective series.I thought the characters were well fleshed out and the story was highly intriguing.The book flips between the original crime in 1983 using flashbacks through multiple POV as well as 30 years later through the grown up teens and detectives assigned.I liked how things were revealed slow and that the view of guilt constantly changed with each new piece of evidence and or m Thank you NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group for this ARC.I rather enjoyed this first book in a new detective series.I thought the characters were well fleshed out and the story was highly intriguing.The book flips between the original crime in 1983 using flashbacks through multiple POV as well as 30 years later through the grown up teens and detectives assigned.I liked how things were revealed slow and that the view of guilt constantly changed with each new piece of evidence and or memory.I will definitely be pursuing this series as are released flag 13 likesLike see review View 2 comments previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity YA Buddy Readers She Lies in Wait DCI Jonah Sheens 1 by Gytha Lodge Starting Oct 30, 2018 1 12 Oct 13, 2018 11 56PM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed

    She Lies in Wait DCI Jonah Sheens, by Gytha Lodge She Lies in Wait is a thoroughly entertaining read In seven teenagers go camping and one goes missing A young police officer is involved in searching for Aurora Jackson during the weeks that follow. She Lies in Wait by Gytha Lodge, Hardcover Barnes Noble She Lies in Wait is an interesting read that surrounds six friends who went camping one night and made the decision to include Topaz s sister Aurora, even though she was younger than the rest of the group After a night of dancing, drinking, and drugs, the group wakes up to find Aurora missing. She Lies in Wait by Gytha Lodge penguinrandomhouse She Lies in Wait delivers on just about every level a killer premise, an absorbing plot that twists and turns at just the right pace, and a lead detective who has hit the page fully formed and instantly likeable. She Lies in Wait CrimeReads Jan , The following is an exclusive excerpt from She Lies In Wait, the crime fiction debut of playwright and children s novelist Gytha Lodge Her new novel follows an investigation into the s disappearance of a teenage girl. She Lies in Wait by Gytha Lodge Review BookPage Gytha Lodge s suspenseful new psychological thriller, She Lies in Wait, tells the story of a ruinous outing and its aftermath decades later.Thirty odd years ago, six friends went camping Only five came home, and there was never a trace of the missing girl, Aurora Jackson. She Lies in Wait A Novel eBook Gytha Lodge My Thoughts In the beginning of She Lies in Wait, a young girl, camping with her family, stumbles upon a concave hideout and discovers a skeleton The subsequent investigation reveals a thirty year cold case and the body of a missing teenage girl, Aurora Jackson. She Lies in Wait A Novel She Lies in Wait delivers on just about every level a killer premise, an absorbing plot that twists and turns at just the right pace, and a lead detective who has hit the page fully formed and instantly likeable. She Lies She Lies She Lies Norwegian hun ligger is a public sculpture by Monica Bonvicini made of stainless steel and glass panels measuring approximately metres ft by metres ft by metres ft next to the Oslo Opera House, in Norway It is a permanent installation, floating on the water in the fjord on a concrete platform, She Lies Oslo, Norway Atlas Obscura She Lies This floating sculpture of ice is a poignant reminder of nature s power. Where She Lies by Michael Scanlon Where She Lies is the first book of the Detective Finnegan Beck series Set in Ireland, this one is an exciting atmospheric thriller and an excellent debut for Detective Beck Detective Finnegan Beck is demoted from his high powered job in Dublin and relocated in disgrace to the small

    • [PDF] ✓ Unlimited ✓ She Lies in Wait : by Gytha Lodge ß
      350 Gytha Lodge
    • thumbnail Title: [PDF] ✓ Unlimited ✓ She Lies in Wait : by Gytha Lodge ß
      Posted by:Gytha Lodge
      Published :2018-012-15T08:26:29+00:00

    About "Gytha Lodge"

      • Gytha Lodge

        Gytha Lodge is a multi award winning playwright, novelist and writer for video games and screen She is also a single parent who blogs about the ridiculousness of bringing up a mega nerd small boy She has a profound addiction to tea, crosswords and awful puns When not writing, she heads up a copywriting team at a global translation firm, where she generally tries to keep all the video game writi Gytha Lodge is a multi award winning playwright, novelist and writer for video games and screen She is also a single parent who blogs about the ridiculousness of bringing up a mega nerd small boy She has a profound addiction to tea, crosswords and awful puns When not writing, she heads up a copywriting team at a global translation firm, where she generally tries to keep all the video game writing to herself She studied English at Cambridge, where she became known quite quickly for her brand of twisty, dark yet entertaining drama She later took the Creative Writing MA at UEA She has signed with Penguin Random House worldwide for the first three books in her crime series featuring DCI Jonah Sheens She Lies in Wait will be released in January 2019 and can be preordered in the US and the UK here


    698 Comments

    1. July 1983 six teenagers go into the woods only 5 come out After a night of partying in the woods, fourteen year old Aurora Jackson is missing She went on the camping trip with her older sister, Topaz and her friends After a night of drinking, the teens discover that Aurora s sleeping bag is empty and cold Where has she gone Who last saw her Did she leave on her own Did she wander off and get lost Is someone responsible for her being missing Thirty years later, DCI Jonah Sheens is call July 1983 [...]


    2. Yikes I m sorry guys, but this one was a long ride on the struggle bus for me As other reviewers have mentioned, it felt like a rip off of both of Riley Sager s published novels Final Girls and The Last Time She Lied , and he did it in a much cohesive way It was an easy solve I can see most readers guessing in the first 25 30% , and there just wasn t a single aspect of this book that stood out as unique or memorable for me I hate giving poor reviews of books, but this is one case [...]


    3. Of all of the genres that I love, and I do love a lot, the one I find myself immersed in most often is police procedurals Police Procedurals are a sub genre of Detective Crime novels and are told from the police point of view, often involving several, often unrelated cases that seemingly come together in the end I give you this definition because She Lies in Wait is, honestly, a perfect example of a British police procedural done well.Thirty years ago, six teenagers went camping in the woods Of [...]


    4. A decades old disappearance brings the case back into the spotlight when the body is discovered Secrets, deception, lies, and the search for the truth made this debut mystery by Gytha Lodge a gripping mystery that I couldn t put down I loved this book everything from the premise to the characters were so engaging I will be reading the next in this new series as soon as she can write it ReflectionThis book really centers around a tangled web of secrets and lies On the fateful night Aurora dis A d [...]


    5. DCI Jonah Sheens has been a cop for than 30 years heads up the station in Southampton Between cases, management meetings, days off are hard to come by As the book opens he s enjoying a rare chance to cycle in the hills until his phone rings A body has been found near a campsite in New Forest No clues, no witnesses No problem Jonah knows who it is.Thirty years ago, he was a fresh faced newbie who joined the search for missing 14 year old Aurora Jackson Her sister Topaz was DCI Jonah Sheens has b [...]


    6. Bones are found 30 years after a young girl goes missing on a camping trip The DCI for the new homicide case, Jonah Sheens, was a young man at the time and knew the victim from school This is the first in a new series involving Jonah Sheens The book focuses on trust and friendship Six teenage friends go camping and only five return But not all the relationships have held up, so the stories coming out now are different than they were at the time We learn not only about the relationships of Bones [...]


    7. 1983 Topaz Coralie Jojo Benners Connor Brett.Aurora.When Aurora Jackson accepts an invitation to go camping with her older sister and her friends, she has no idea it will be her last night alive The younger girl feels shy and out of place as the older kids get to drinking, drugs, dancing and The party goes late into the night until everyone passes out In the morning, when they wake, the older kids find nothing of Aurora but her cold sleeping bag.With no trace of her found, suspicio 1983 Topaz C [...]


    Leave a Reply