Lying Next To Me – Gregg Olsen


I was fortunate to receive this book as an Advance Reader Copy from Netgalley, in exchange for an objective review.

This was a bit of a departure from the typical Gregg Olsen styled novel, but I enjoyed it none-the-less!

Adam and Sophie Warner have chosen to spend an idyllic Memorial Day weekend at a beachside cottage for some much-needed downtime to nurture their marriage. While Adam and their daughter Aubrey are out in a boat offshore, Sophie is outside sipping wine – and Adam watches in horror as she’s abducted, unable to get to shore in time to help her.

When the police arrive, Adam is grateful to see that a childhood friend, Lee Husemann, is the detective sent in response to his calls for help. Along with her partner, Zach Montrose, they listen to his story, and begin to interview other cabin occupants, including Connor & Kristen Moss to start their investigation.

But how well do you really know someone? Lee is assured of Adam’s character as he was her rescuer years ago, but as the inquiries start, nothing is as it seems, and cracks appear in the stories of Adam, Kristen & Connor, leading Lee & Zach down a crooked path full of cunning, treachery and betrayal…

As told from the perspectives of Lee, along with the three remaining cabin occupants, the story is gradually revealed from the perspectives of each player, and the reader is drawn in to a web of deceit and a startling, if not somewhat expected conclusion…

Not his best, but great none-the-less! Definitely worth the read!