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No matter what you see, no matter what you’ve heard, assume nothing.

Adam and Sophie Warner and their three-year-old daughter are vacationing in Washington State’s Hood Canal for Memorial Day weekend. It’s the perfect getaway to unplug—and to calm an uneasy marriage. But on Adam’s first day out on the water, he sees Sophie abducted by a stranger. A hundred yards from shore,
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(Bern) Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas
3.5 Stars for Gregg Olsen's Lying to Next to Me - a twisty mystery filled with deceitful, self-absorbed characters!

Adam and Sophie Warner take their 3 year old daughter on a weekend getaway at the lake. It all looks and sounds idyllic until Sophie is kidnapped a mere hundred yards from Adam, who is helpless to save her.

Detective Lee Husemann is called in to find Sophie. What she uncovers is a tangled web of deceit that she must battle to sort through to get to the truth. Olsen definitely kept
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KAS
Jun 08, 2019 rated it liked it

Revenge is a tricky proposition, especially when you are enraged.

We meet characters who were “wronged” and could possibly go so far as to murder. But who to believe? Fingers point in many directions.

This was an average “suspenseful” read for me. I wasn’t invested in any of the characters, because frankly, I highly disliked most of them.

This was my first Gregg Olsen book and was also a ‘listen.’ The plot line was a bit weak and not cohesive.

Luckily, the storyline is told with four POV’s, which i
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Luvtoread
OH, WHAT TANGLED WEBS WE WEAVE!

Adam and Sophie and their three-year old little girl have set out on a long weekend for some alone time and family bonding. They are staying at a secluded beach area with small cabins and all the amenities that would be needed for a real getaway. They plan to go out on a small boat in the lake and also do some digging for clams and barbecuing, swimming and getting lots of sun. This time is just what is needed for a break from their busy work lives and getting back
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Mackey
One of my favorite quotes is "believe nothing that you hear or see, even salt looks like sugar." I thought of that quote often while reading Gregg Olsen's latest thriller, Lying Next to Me. Absolutely nothing was what it appeared to be - nothing.

Adam and his wife Sophie, along with their 3 year old daughter, have rented a cabin on a lake. Next to them is another couple, Kristin and Connor Moss and on the other side, a grandmother with her grandkids. On the second day of the trip, Adam takes his
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Nicole ❤
The truth is far more complicated than that. I love my wife. I hate her too. I loved the idea of us. But— and this is hard to admit to myself— that was a while ago.
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Much thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Mercer for this complimentary copy. This review is voluntary and opinions are fully my own.

📚 Series: No
📚 Genre: Mystery/Thriller
📚 POV: Multiple First Person
📚 Cliffhanger: No

⚠ Content Warnings: Abduction, Murder, Infidelity,
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warhawke
Genre: Thriller
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person - Multiple
Rating:




Adam and Sophie Warner planned to spend a relaxing time with their toddler at a cozy lake cabin on Memorial Day weekend. What supposed to be a break from the daily grind and hopefully reawaken their marriage quickly turned into horror when Sophie was abducted in plain sight. His only hope was his childhood friend and now detective Lee Husemann to help find his wife and the perpetrator, but things got complicated when nothing app
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ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ
I was immediately sucked into this book from page one and was torn between wanting to digest it in one sitting or spread it out to savor. This book is four hundred pages and so enjoyable I read it in one night. This one kept my interest the entire time, I was positively delighted to be surprised by the ending and was even more pleased to be satisfied by it. It's one thing to shock your readers, but it takes real talent to make it work with the whole story.

This intelligent psychological thriller
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Luvtoread
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OH, WHAT TANGLED WEBS WE WEAVE!

Adam and Sophie and their three-year old little girl have set out on a long weekend for some alone time and family bonding. They are staying at a secluded beach area with small cabins and all the amenities that would be needed for a real getaway. They plan to go out on a small boat in the lake and also do some digging for clams and barbecuing, swimming and getting lots of sun. This time is just what is needed for a break from their busy work lives and getting back
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 Li'l Owl ~ Incorrigible Reader
Interesting 3.5 rounded up to 4★'s.

I hold my daughter tightly to keep her from the jagged shards of my wife’s broken wineglass. It’s the only tangible indication that something terrible has happened. I gulp for air. The salmonberry thorns that clawed me as I ran up from the beach to the highway have shredded my bare arms. The striations of oozing blood leak slowly and don’t require a bandage, though one’s offered to me. Someone puts a blanket over my shoulders as I sit on the five-foot-high bul
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Kat Dietrich

Lying Next To Me by Gregg Olsen is a psychological thriller.

First, let me thank NetGalley, the publisher Thomas & Mercer, and of course the author, for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


My Synopsis: (No major reveals, but if concerned, skip to My Opinions)
It’s Memorial Day weekend, and the three flower-named cabins on Hood Canal are rented.

In one cabin is Teresa Dibley with her two grand-children that she is raising. Her daughter
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Julie Parks
This is one of those books that starts with a huge intrigue (kudos to the author!) and has you staying up late swiping your screen until you realize you're swimming in such literary waters you did NOT expect to dip your toes that day.

Oh boy what a twister this story was, talk about unexpected... I feel like when you're done, you think the actual story is sooooo far from what the initial synopsis described - in a good way.

It's one story of who-knows-who's-the-good-who's-the-bad-guy-here where you
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4.5 Stars



During a holiday weekend, Adam and Sophie Warner venture to a quaint waterfront cabin in an effort to relax and recharge their strained marriage. While Adam and his three year-old daughter are boating offshore, they witness Sophie being attacked then abducted in broad daylight. Despite other vacationers in nearby cabins, the only two eyewitnesses point to one direction. As the investigation into Sophie’s disappearance commences, Adam is comforted by the fact his childhood friend, Detect
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Helga
Apr 15, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Adam and Sophie are on holiday to rest and also to mend the few fractures that have appeared in their marriage.
One morning while fishing with his 3 year old daughter, Adam witnesses his wife’s abduction by a stranger. By the time he reaches the shore, they are gone. Police are called but their investigations lead to nowhere. Sophie is gone without a trace, her husband has a solid alibi and there is a witness who saw the whole incident.
Who took Sophie? Why?
Whom can we trust?
Who is the liar in
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Alaina
It definitely kept me on my toes.

Lying Next to Me was kind of filled with so much betrayal. In it, you will get four POV's - Adam, Lee, Connor, and Kristen. Of course they aren't random POV's because they are all connected somehow. Whether they were all friends in the past/present or if they all somehow knew the same person. Enter Sophie, the victim - who also is Adam's wife and Connor's lover. It was interesting to hear about the wife being "kidnapped" or at least gone missing but I always felt
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Robin Loves Reading
"No matter what you see, no matter what you’ve heard, assume nothing." What an ominous statement! With that thought rolling through my mind, I began Lying Next to Me. The story is about the disappearance of Sophie Warner. Sophie, husband Adam and their three-year-old daughter, Aubrey, were spending Memorial Day weekend together. Sophie and Adam were experiencing a rough patch, but it was hoped a few days together would make things better. They barely got a chance to begin patching things up, h ...more
Jennifer
There are four different POVs in this book:
Adam - whose Memorial Day weekend is destroyed when he witnesses his wife, Sophie, being abducted.
Lee - one of the detectives on the case and former childhood friend of Adam.
Connor - an alcoholic who was staying in the cabin next door when the abduction took place, and
Kristen - Connor's high-powered attorney wife.
So we have this mystery of what happened to Sophie and we have these four characters with threads of connection. As the story unfolds, we le
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Fawn
Apr 05, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I generally enjoy Gregg Olsen's books but this one just didn't work for me.

Lee is pretty much the only likable character in the entire cast. I kept hoping Frank would have a heart attack. Adam is a narcissistic prig. Kristen is a loon. You can't even feel bad for Sophie.

The "twists" weren't even surprising. I'm also disappointed at the ending. Adam's final words do nothing but add more confusion to what was, in my opinion, a hard to follow tale with too many stories at once. The flashbacks do l
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Karen Kay
I received this from Netgalley.com for a review.

Adam and Sophie Warner and their three-year-old daughter are vacationing in Washington State’s Hood Canal for Memorial Day weekend. Adam sees Sophie abducted by a stranger, Adam can’t save her. And Sophie disappears.

A fairly good mystery that kept me reading to the end. Everybody lies and the truth is loosely wrapped.

3☆
Elizabeth
Title: Lying Next to Me

Author: Gregg Olsen

Genre: adult thriller/mystery

Pages: 396

Thomas & Mercer

Pub : May 21, 2019

Website: http://www.greggolsen.com/

No matter what you see, no matter what you’ve heard, assume nothing.

Adam and Sophie Warner and their three-year-old daughter are vacationing in Washington State’s Hood Canal for Memorial Day weekend. It’s the perfect getaway to unplug—and to calm an uneasy marriage. But on Adam’s first day out on the water, he sees Sophie abducted by a stranger.
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Lee Husemann
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's Memorial Day weekend and Adam and Sophie Warner along with 3-year-old daughter Aubrey rent a cabin for a get away. In the cabin next to them, Kristen and Connor Moss are there for the weekend. Kristen is a corporate lawyer who wants to be a mother and Connor is a "head waiter" and a drunk. In the third cabin, a grandma and her two grandchildren are there for the weekend. Adam and Sophie are out crabbing and heading back to shore when Adam sees someone grab Sophie from the shore and disappea ...more
Trisha
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
"Duct tape, it turns out, is useful for many things beyond household repair."

This was a very disappointing read. I found the detectives instant distrust odd. I found their reasoning knee jerk response just unbelievable. This was a great idea, I think, with execution that just didn't make sense. Maybe an additional 30 pages could have had the detectives searching for the guy who did it and coming to their conclusion in a different way - but as it stands, I just didn't find the detectives believab
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Sandy
Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
No matter what you see...no matter what you’ve heard...assume nothing! Very true in this book....a thriller page turner that keeps you on edge the whole time. A highly recommended novel to all thriller and suspense lovers.
Chasidy Kaye Jones
Thanks to Netgalley and Thomas and Mercer for the ARC in exchange for my honest review.
This book has so many twists and turns it will make your head spin. You will be guessing almost to the end then when you get to that point in the book where you think you gave figured it out, you will be surprised again.
Excellent read to the very end.
Jessica Woods
Feb 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In true Gregg Olsen fashion, Lying Next to Me twists and turns enough to cause whiplash. When Adam's wife Sophie disappears on vacation and is found deceased, you cannot help but be skeptical of all the witnesses. Lee, one of the main detectives, has known Adam since they were kids and would never believe he could hurt his wife after all he found her after she was abducted. His in-laws want his head on a platter but a witness clears him from the crime. But as the suspects keep crawling out of th ...more
Maureen
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have always enjoyed Gregg Olson, and this novel was no exception. There were twists and turns, and the end was such a surprise. I appreciate the publisher and NetGalley for allowing me to be an early reader in exchange for my fair and honest review.
Darlene Avery Dibley
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Have been reading most of the day while at chemo was so into it that I couldn't put it down. Really holds your attention. So much suspense keeping you on the edge of your seat . So far its awesome.
Lilly
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Gregg Olsen's novels and was excited to read this new one.
This is a clever multilayered mystery thriller which although doesn't have likable characters, yet has a strong gripping plot with engaging character development.
There are lots of twists and turns as the plot unfolds until the end which I didn't expect at all.

Thanks Netgalley, the publisher and the author for the "Read Now" option, I voluntarily reviewed this book.
Connie Fischer
May 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Adam Warner is holding his 3-year-old daughter, Aubrey, and is in shock after seeing someone take his wife, Sophie. The three of them had come to a beach cottage for a few days of relaxation. It was when Adam and Aubrey were in the water on a skiff that he heard Sophie scream and saw her struggling with a man on the beach. The man then hit Sophie and carried her away. As Adam is rushing to get back to shore to rescue his wife, a neighbor calls the sheriff. A detective arrives and Adam recognizes ...more
Ruthie Taylor
May 14, 2019 rated it liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

3.5*s

There is a really clever twist to this story and although at one point I was pretty certain how things would turn out, I was delighted at the ruse. That is after all why we read such books, to have the clues pile up and send us down blind alleys. In this book, we get to learn the facts by travelling back in time at key points in the story. These snippets gave us the hints to keep us hooked.

There were some things w
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Tracy Wood
Mar 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, 2019
I have always enjoyed Gregg Olsen's books and this one was no different.  Of the four main protagonists Sophie was the most enigmatic possibly because she was only a brief participant. When she is murdered her husband is devastated but reassured by the knowledge that one of the lead detectives has been friends with him since childhood.

Lee Husemann is a police officer with a past. Having been the victim of serious crime herself when much younger and on the receiving end of intense media pressure
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Throughout his career, Gregg Olsen has demonstrated an ability to create a detailed narrative that offers readers fascinating insights into the lives of people caught in extraordinary circumstances.

A #1 New York Times bestselling author, Olsen has written ten nonfiction books, ten novels, and contributed a short story to a collection edited by Lee Child.

The award-winning author has been a guest on
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“Duct tape, it turns out, is useful for many things beyond household repair. When I woke up, my wrists and legs had been bound. My lips had been sealed shut. I remember running my tongue over my front teeth, feeling the sticky residue of the adhesive. It’s a nothing moment, I know. But it’s one of those things that lift the curtain every now and then. I hate going to the dentist, because after a cleaning by the hygienist, my tongue wanders over the slickness of my teeth. Even when I tell myself not to, I do it. I feel the smoothness and think of the glue from the duct tape. Every single time.” 0 likes
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