Lie In Wait by G.J. Minett Tour Excerpt

Posted March 15, 2017 by Kate in tour / 0 Comments

Lie In Wait by G.J. Minett Tour Excerpt

Lie In Wait by G.J. Minett Tour ExcerptLie in Wait by G.J. Minett
Published by Bonnier Zaffre on August 25th 2016
Genres: Crime & Mystery, Thrillers
Pages: 400

Vividly imagined and ingeniously plotted, LIE IN WAIT is GJ Minett's stunning follow-up to the bestselling and acclaimed THE HIDDEN LEGACY
Owen Hall has always been different. A big man with an unusual fixation, one who prefers to put his trust in number patterns rather than in people, it's unsurprising that he'd draw the attention of a bully.
Or a murder investigation.
And, in the storm of emotions and accusations that erupts when a violent killing affects a small community, it soon becomes clear that a particularly clever murderer might just get away with it.
All they'd need is a likely suspect . . .

Last September, I reviewed the ebook edition of G.J.Minett’s fantastic thriller Lie In Wait. It’s now out in paperback, and to launch it, I’ve got an excerpt to share with you as part of the tour.




Two years ago he hadn’t known what an aneurysm was. Oh, he knew the word, knew it was something to do with blood vessels in the brain and that if they burst . . .

Now he knows more than enough about aneurysms. Knows exactly what they are. An aneurysm is a cheat. A bastard. A sneak thief in the night that doesn’t announce itself, just creeps up and takes her away from you while you’re not looking. Makes a complete farce of all the plans you’ve been making, like maybe a villa in Spain when you’ve both retired and can afford it – ha bloody ha. It doesn’t allow for any last-minute farewells or expressions of undying love. It loves the prosaic in life. Feeds off it. You can be sitting in the armchair one minute, watching X-Factor and she can get up and go into the kitchen to make you a cup of tea during the adverts calling out to you while she’s in there, asking if you want a . . .

Want a . . .

Only you’ll never get to know what was on offer – a piece of cake? A couple of biscuits? – cos while you’re waiting for her to finish the sentence, she’s whisked away and when you hear the crash you think oh no, sounds like another one of our mugs gone for a burton, like that’s the worst thing that can happen because you, knowing nothing about aneurysms, can’t imagine for one moment that your life’s just altered beyond all recognition. That’s what aneurysms are.

Yeah . . . that’s what aneurysms are.


This is Minett’s second thriller published through Bonnier Zaffre’s program of ebook first with paperback following around six months later, and so far it’s showcasing some really extraordinary authors and novels. I urge you to check them out. Be sure to also investigate the other stops on the tour for more excerpts, guest posts and giveaways.

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About G.J. Minett

G.J. Minett studied at Cambridge and then spent many years as a teacher of foreign languages. He studied for an MA in Creative Writing at the University of Chichester, and won the 2010 Chapter One Prize for unpublished novels with the opening chapter of The Hidden Legacy.

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