Liz Nugent Our Little Cruelties


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Three brothers are at the funeral. One lies in the coffin.

Will, Brian and Luke grow up competing for their mother's unequal love. As men, the competition continues - for status, money, fame, women ...

They each betray each other, over and over, until one of them is dead. But which brother killed him?

About the Author

Before becoming a full-time writer, Liz Nugent worked in Irish film, theatre and television. Her three novels - Unravelling Oliver, Lying in Wait and Skin Deep have each been Number One bestsellers in Ireland and she has won four Irish Book Awards (two for Skin Deep). She lives in Dublin with her husband.

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'A sizzling thriller'
- Heat

'Fascinating ... Shows how thoroughly families can mess one another up, and how sometimes the greatest mysteries are found within the psyche'
- New York Times, Books of the Year 2020

'An uncanny ability to get under the skin of characters ... nobody is a mere cliche in Nugent's clear, propulsive writing'
- Sunday Times

'Captivating ... A contemporary psychological thriller that will leave you wondering if you ever really know what someone else is thinking - or what goes on behind closed doors'
- Sunday Independent

'Deliciously dark and engaging writing ... Her fans are in for a real treat'
- Jo Spain

'A proper rollicking family saga EPIC of a story shot through with black humour, toxic truths and pathos. Brava'
- Sarah Hilary

'This great story of toxic relationships had me up way too late trying to work out who the bad guy was. As always, Liz had me guessing until the end'
- Kit de Waal, Irish Times, Best Books of 2020

'Evocative, vivid, brilliant storytelling from a novelist of powerful gifts'
- Joseph O'Connor


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