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Lying in Wait

Lying in Wait [Kindle Edition]

Elizabeth Jasper
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'He could just see himself, in a year or so, going back home with his pockets stuffed with cash and his Da, Zach and Ma welcoming him with big smiles and open arms. It would be that grand he could hardly wait.'

But when Malachy Flynn finds himself mixed up with the Conway family in Dublin, he realises that making money isn't always easy - or legal.  Then there's Brogan.  No-one messes with Brogan.  Ever.
Tom Oliver, a handsome bachelor farming in the north-east of England, has always enjoyed the intimate company of women, but he meets a dangerous match when his new dairyman moves in with his attractive wife and her younger sister.

When Mal becomes involved with Tom's family and his secret past catches up with him, revelations and death threaten to turn everyone's lives upside down. Can Mal protect those he loves or will he forever be watching over his shoulder, waiting for Brogan to take revenge?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1212 KB
  • Print Length: 388 pages
  • Publisher: Elizabeth Jasper; 3 edition (7 Jan 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0055T772K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #176,655 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Born and raised in the NE of England, I spent most of my working life in various administrative capacities in prestigious UK universities, where I organised Summer Schools and Study Tours, as well as carrying out a variety of administrative functions. I liked working for a living - it paid the bills - but I love writing even more. These days I am fortunate enough to be able to write full-time and have completed five novels, all available on Amazon Kindle: The Golden Cuckoo (for children aged 9-13), Lying in Wait, A Bed of Knives and books One and Two in the 'Meggie' Series - Meggie Blackthorn (Book One) and Meggie Blue (Book Two). The third book in the series, Jack the Lad, will be published in 2014.

You can now buy three of my books in paperback format and the first two books in the 'Meggie' Series will be will be available as paperbacks January 2014.

My primary aim as a writer is to entertain and engage my readers. I write across genres in order to expand my characters beyond the stereotypes often found in genre books and no matter how dark the material, I hope I can raise a smile or two along the way. A tear is even better.

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love, Greed and Revenge 21 Jun 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Mal Flynn leaves the home he has shared with Ma. Da and brother Zach to seek his fortune in Dublin; there just isn't enough work for him to stay on with his family. He doesn't go to the safe lodgings that have been arranged for him and with work almost impossible to find, his money begins to run out. When Mal is befriended and offered work as well as a place to stay he is, at first, delighted but he soon realises that the work and his new friends are not what they seem.
Mixed up in criminal activities and drawn into the gang in ways he could never have imagined, Mal knows he must get away. His journey takes him to England where he finally finds the company of good people and a chance of love. But his past is still on his trail and wishes him nothing but harm.
This story is split so that the reader follows Mal's search for a settled life and at the same time a farming family in Northumberland. Eventually the two come together in a neatly crafted turn of events that was totally believable.
The Northumberland part of the story is peopled by a family of complicated characters with problems that finally come to impact on Mal's life and his on theirs.
The drama really builds towards the end and there is final twist for good measure. A good story of love, greed and revenge, very well told.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thriller 26 Mar 2013
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Well constructed homespun 'justice' romantic thriller. I do not wish to write any more as my review is very concise.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lying in Wait 20 Mar 2013
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I had a little trouble with this Kindle edition the prologue came up again in chapter 3. All in all an enjoyable read.

Mal Flynn leaves the home he has shared with his family to seek his fortune in Dublin; there is not enough work for him to stay. Mal is befriended and offered work as well as a place to stay he is delighted but all is not what it seems.
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5.0 out of 5 stars WOW! A stunning read. 5 Nov 2012
By Pammie
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I absolutely loved this story. Been dreading finishing it as I know I'll be lost for a while. Fabulous characterization, great description and sense of place, and a superb plot that kept me on my toes. Who can resist the charms of Malachy Flynn? Well not me anyway. Leaving his home in Tralee to make his way in the world, Mal gets involved with the wrong sort and becomes involved in all kinds of thrilling escapades from Dublin to Liverpool, London and Northumberland. There are some real hi's and some very sad lows to this tale that grip the reader and you just have to keep on, one more chapter, oh go on, just one more, matchsticks on the eyelids! The twists towards the end are wonderful and Ms Jasper has woven such a tight plot, that surprisingly, and you'll wonder how she's managed it, all melds together towards a satisfactory conclusion. This is the third book I've read by the author and really look forward to her next. I can highly recommend.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging & Exciting Novel. 14 Nov 2012
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I connected with this book straight away.
Irish country boy, seeking his fortune and a better life, becomes embroiled with hard nosed criminals who use him to their own advantage. Malachy Flynn gets himself into a sticky situation when it all goes wrong and finds himself on the run.
A second plot co-existing alongside this adventure, draws us into a complex love triangle set in Northumberland. Both plot lines collide, and Mal finds himself in the centre of this vortex, proving perhaps that adultery can be just as dangerous as a life of crime.
It is a story of contrasts; from the harsh conflicts of terrorism to the horse-racing community of Ireland and the gentle farming ways of Northumberland.
The story of Malachy Flynn combines a suspenseful and engaging plot, carrying themes of both drama and romance, and spanning across both town and country settings, to paint a vivid background of ever changing scenery; all of which, combined with a diverse cast of characters, lends the text a big screen, filmic quality.
A thoroughly enjoyable book; a great story with an exciting climax, and a totally unexpected revelation at the end.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Will have you hooked from the first page 17 April 2012
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Clever, wonderfully written and easy to read. I really enjoyed this book and read it over two days.

The characters are realistic and engaging, especially Mal, who leaves his family and home to find work and finds trouble instead. I had to keep reading to find out what happened to him. I also liked the way the story moved between different character's view points. Sometimes I find this can give books an uneven feel, but in this case it was seamless.

There are some wonderful descriptions of Ireland in the book. The settings are so well described I found it easy to picture the locations. The story is fast paced and well-written, with a great twist. I think it would appeal to readers of crime fiction and sagas.

All in all, a great read. Highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Romantic thriller or thrilling romance? 14 Jan 2012
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Romantic thriller or thrilling romance? Take your pick! This book combines all the page-turning qualities of a thriller with the emotional pull of the best love stories as we follow Malachy Finn from the Emerald Isle to England's underworld in the 70s.

Mal is the book's greatest strength, a well-drawn character who transforms from naive farm-lad to tormented adult as he witness love and corruption. The other characters are also great... just don't get too attached to them (which is about all I can say without spoiling the plot!).

The settings are the beautifully evoked and there's plenty of period detail which will be enjoyed by anyone who lived through the 70s. Oh, and it's quite raunchy in places too! Read and enjoy... and be prepared for an unexpected twist at the end.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Gave up 1/3 way through
Found the story weak and unbelievable. Mal should have had 'mug' written on his forehead. The number of stories in the book did not seem to have any link and I wasn't motivated to... Read more
Published 11 months ago by A. K. Obrien
3.0 out of 5 stars Expected ending!
The book traced a intricate story and it was interesting. However, the ending became obvious as one gleaned the information. Read more
Published 11 months ago by P. McLoughlin
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable enough but rather undemanding
Before I start, let me point out that this isn't really my kind of genre but I didn't realise that until I was about a quarter of the way through. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Andrew Ives
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, once I got into it..
The book is well written and it was enjoyable to read. The main twist at the end I didn't find too believable and the main characters could have done with a little more balance... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Rolaa
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice period tale
I really quite liked this novel. Good plot, period detail and a few twists along the way. Well worth a read.
Published 12 months ago by simon payne
1.0 out of 5 stars lying in wait
started off with promise but then deteriated with a lot of padding. it was an insult to the intelligence and i will not be reading this author again
Published 13 months ago by d b wardman
5.0 out of 5 stars A really good thriller!
I like the way the conflicts and troubles of two families are brought together into a brilliant thriller, contrasting infidelity in the gentle Northumberland countryside and the... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Spanish Highs Mountain Guides
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