Lying Next to Me by Gregg Olsen

Lying Next to Me

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, Adam can’t save her. And Sophie disappears.In a nearby cabin i...

Details Lying Next to Me

TitleLying Next to Me
Release DateMay 21st, 2019
PublisherBrilliance Audio
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Mystery Thriller

Reviews Lying Next to Me

  • BernLuvsBooks (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 t...
  • KAS
    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 grandk...
  • Bren
    “Trust and stupidity are close friends. Of course, no one really knows that until it’s too late.” ― Gregg Olsen, Lying Next to MeRating and review to follow.I just have to give this one a five. It's fantastic.You know with mysteries and thrillers it is virtually impossible not to read some bad ones along the way to finding good ones. As a result, I go into this genre not expecting much.But lately things have been turning around. Books lik...
  • Yna the Mood Reader
    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. BUY THIS BOOK : Amazon Barnes & Noble Book Depository 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 ...
  • warhawke
    Genre: Thriller Type: StandalonePOV: First Person - MultipleRating: 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 perpet...
  • CC
    4.5 StarsDuring 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 i...
  •  Li'l Owl
    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 bla...
  • Fawn
    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 ...
  • 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 wh...
  • 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 g...
  • 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 ...
  • Ange H
    Wow! That was one wild story. The abduction of a young mother is told from multiple points of view by several damaged people, each with something to hide. It’s almost impossible to further describe the plot without spoilers so I won't even try - just encourage you to READ THIS! You won't be bored. You'll never know who's telling the truth. In fact, when you're finished, you probably won't even be completely sure what happened. I know I'm not.[O...
  • 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-kno...
  • Helga
    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 too...
  • Jeanette
    I have read a couple of books by Gregg Olsen and enjoyed. Whilst this book was very enjoyable and kept me turning the pages, i would say that i still prefer 'The Sound of Rain'. I shall look forward to reading more books by this author. Recommended.
  • 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 "kid...
  • pagesofchapters
    I was pleasantly surprised with this book! I loved it from start to finish! Now I definitely wouldn’t say this book was the most shocking or unpredictable, however, the way this book was written was absolutely incredible. I went through stages of knowing exactly what was going to happen, to second guessing myself, to the mystery being revealed as exactly what I thought, to the ending completely leaving me second guessing the whole book. I absol...
  • J.A. Schneider
    An original concept that will pull you right in. Two couples who seem not to know each other vacation in nearby cabins by a lake. Each of the marriages is troubled. The first, Sophie and Adam, have come to the lake with their little girl, but on the first day Sophie, on the shore in broad daylight, is kidnapped as Adam, out in a boat with their child, watches helplessly. There’s also another witness, who is elderly with faulty eyesight. Sophie ...
  • 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. The...
  • Lisa Aiello
    This is full of unreliable narrators and unlikeable characters, and I absolutely adored it. You have no idea who is lying, why they are lying, or what truly happened until the very end, and even then, you're not quite sure whether to believe what you've been shown. While on a long weekend trip, a husband and young daughter, out on a boat, see the wife being attacked and dragged off in the middle of the day. Another couple, renting one of the thre...
  • Jennie
    Adam and Sophie have a child Aubrey and they go away for the weekend to a little cabin. While Adam and Aubrey are out in a boat on a lake, Sophie is attacked and killed. The rest of the book is figuring out who killed her. There are many suspects including Conner who was renting the cabin next door. Strangely one of the two detectives assigned to the case has a history with Adam. As I reflect back on the story I should have figured out who was re...
  • Fall-Out-Book-Nerd
    The synopsis of this book had me intrigued from the get go but as soon as i had read even just a couple of chapters i knew it wasn't going to be the type of mystery thriller that would keep me guessing until the very end.I think the thing about this book that stopped me from enjoying it was there was no character that I liked, and maybe that was meant to be but rather than make the story even better, it nearly made me put the book down from the b...
  • Diana
    The story begins on the day that Sophie went missing. It was like something right out of a horror movie. You see, Adam witnessed his wife being kidnapped. He was out on the water with his daughter, Aubrey and Sophie was on the beach. Suddenly, Adam sees Sophie getting hit and being carried off by a stranger. He tried hard to reach her but all he could do was paddle like his life depended on it. He couldn’t leave his little girl on the boat so h...
  • Denise
    Hood Canal and a sweet little 1920s cabin by the water -- an idyllic setting for a weekend getaway that ends in tragedy for a family in Washington State.Adam and Sophie Warner and their 3-year-old daughter, Aubrey, book one of the 3 cabins near Lilliwaup. Each is named for a flower and they are staying in the "Wisteria." It's on the morning after they arrive that the incident takes place -- Adam and Aubrey are out in a rowboat on the water when h...
  • 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 ...
  • Nancy Baker
    This book started with a "wow" and ended with a "wow". Told in chapters alternating between four of the main characters, this story thoroughly captured my inquisitive nature. It begins with a husband and his 3-year old daughter in a small row boat out crabbing in the late morning sun. As he approaches the area in which their rented cabin resides, he hears what sounds like a scream coming across the waves. When he turns his sights to the shore, he...
  • Tish
    I found this to be formulaic and predictable. But is that always such a bad thing? I definitely do not think so. Fans of any genre pick up a book expecting a certain experience, and as far as psychological thrillers are concerned, Lying Next To Me meets those expectations. I felt wholly satisfied when I finished the book. Nothing especially twisty or groundbreaking here, but a solid thriller nonetheless. I want to express my delight in the book d...
  • Renee ❤️My heroes are ordinary
    Loved this! Every time I thought I had it figured out, I decided I was wrong, and even though I guessed part of the ending, I'd already changed my mind by the time it was revealed. That's the type of mystery I enjoy the most. I listened to the audio book and the narration was fantastic. Highly recommend!