Our Little Cruelties

Our Little Cruelties : A new psychological suspense from the No.1 bestseller

3.8 (5,819 ratings by Goodreads)
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'Liz Nugent is a force to be reckoned with' Lisa Jewell

'Brilliantly observed family life and a plot that is part rollercoaster, part maze. Loved it!' Graham Norton

'MAGNIFICENT. Her best yet, and that's really saying something' Marian Keyes
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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?
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'Dark, beautiful, devastating - pure genius' Lucy Foley

'[An] incredible achievement ... I love her so much ... Genius' Sebastian Barry

'Liz Nugent has a gift for filling us with a terrible fascination for truly horrible people' Val McDermid

'What a terrific storyteller Liz Nugent is! Brilliantly structured, fluently told, rich in unsettling incident and pulsing with dark, tumultuous energy ... her best book yet' Irish Times

'A dark jewel of a novel - finely observed, swift and exciting' AJ Finn

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

'Creepy, compelling and totally addictive' Erin Kelly

'Dramatic and compelling ... a whodunit and a Greek tragedy all in one ... absolutely riveting' Irish Independent

'A masterful interrogation of a family's undoing ... and a ruthless examination of the pieces left behind' Business Post
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 27mm | 497g
  • Penguin Ireland
  • London, Ireland
  • English
  • 1844883957
  • 9781844883950
  • 9,797

Review Text

Liz Nugent is a force to be reckoned with Lisa Jewell
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Review quote

Liz Nugent is a force to be reckoned with -- Lisa Jewell Liz Nugent has a gift for filling us with a terrible fascination for truly horrible people -- Val McDermid MAGNIFICENT. Her best yet, and that's really saying something -- Marian Keyes A dark jewel of a novel - finely observed, swift and exciting -- AJ Finn Dark, beautiful, devastating - pure genius -- Lucy Foley Brilliantly observed family life and a plot that is part rollercoaster, part maze. Loved it! -- Graham Norton * via Twitter * 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 * The finest psychological thriller writer currently at work -- Tammy Cohen Disturbing and addictive ... You'll be desperate to get to the bottom of it all * Crime Monthly * 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 * The brilliant Liz Nugent has done it again ... Creepy, compelling and totally addictive -- Erin Kelly The tight plotting and brilliant characterisation will keep you absolutely enthralled * Best * 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 What a terrific storyteller Liz Nugent is! Brilliantly structured, fluently told, rich in unsettling incident and pulsing with dark, tumultuous energy ... her best book yet * Irish Times * Stunning ... it really got under my skin like no other book -- Patricia Gibney Utterly compelling - full of terrible people doing terrible things and I could not have enjoyed it more -- Louise O'Neill Unputdownable * Irish Independent * Brilliantly written ... Highly original, with exceptionally well-drawn characters * SHOTS Crime and Thriller * A family drama tinged with thriller that explores all the quiet brutalities siblings inflict on each other. Magnificent -- Sarah Pinborough I loved this compelling read -- Dinah Jeffries The narcissist mother and her objectionable three sons will draw you into their tangled tale of jealousy and sibling rivalry * Daily Mail * [An] incredible achievement ... I love her so much ... Genius -- Sebastian Barry Thrilling, twisty, and darkly fascinating * My Weekly * [A] harrowing, and sometimes blackly comic, drama of sibling rivalry -- Sarah Vaughan Smart, artful and totally gripping - LOVED IT -- Will Dean Loved it ... so addictive I read it in two sittings -- Paul Burston Gripping, occasionally horrifying and utterly entertaining -- Jane Casey A darkly humorous tale * Hello! * A total page-turner ... The best yet from a superb and skillful writer. Loved it -- Fiona Kidman A twisted thriller, reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith * Guardian * Bloody brilliant Absorbing, beautifully written * The Times, Crime Books of the Year (Skin Deep) * A masterful interrogation of a family's undoing ... and a ruthless examination of the pieces left behind * Sunday Business Post * Dramatic and compelling ... a whodunit and a Greek tragedy all in one ... absolutely riveting * Irish Independent * Nugent excels at creating a shocking story of a horrible family with huge issues and complexities that keep you hooked to the end * RTE Guide *
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About Liz Nugent

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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Rating details

5,819 ratings
3.8 out of 5 stars
5 25% (1,479)
4 41% (2,366)
3 24% (1,419)
2 7% (420)
1 2% (135)
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