Review of She Lies in Wait by Gytha Lodge

2 out of 5 stars

Thank you so much to Random House Publishing and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

This book just wasn’t doing it for me.  Six teenagers go camping in the woods with drugs and alcohol and only five of them return.  Not really all that surprising to me but I thought okay, maybe this will be a good book.  I was wrong.  Honestly I feel like this book was a rip off from other authors that I’ve read, just a little slower.  The beginning of this book intrigued me but the constant back and forth over a 30 year span confused the hell out of me.  I would quickly lose in the book which character it was talking about and at what point and time it was, even when the beginning of the chapter would tell me what date it was. And it just had sooo many slow spots. I honestly contemplated giving up at times but I powered through hoping it would get better and it never did. I guessed the murderer pretty early on so that kind of ruined the rest of the book for me because the whole book was based around finding out who killed the girl.

Another thing I didn’t like was the characters with the exception of JoJo. I immediately liked her early on even though she didn’t have a main role until the very end. All of the other characters drove me insane, in their present day role and their role from 30 years ago. Also the whole story behind the murder bored me. The most interesting part was that it took 30 freaking years to find the body and figure out who did it.

Thank you again to Random House Publishing and NetGalley for providing me with a copy of this book for my review.

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