Our Little Cruelties

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?

'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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 27mm | 497g
  • Penguin Ireland
  • London, Ireland
  • English
  • 1844883957
  • 9781844883950
  • 38,773

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Absorbing, beautifully written * The Times, Crime Books of the Year (Skin Deep) * Bloody brilliant A twisted thriller, reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith * Guardian * A total page-turner ... The best yet from a superb and skillful writer. Loved it -- Fiona Kidman Gripping, occasionally horrifying and utterly entertaining -- Jane Casey Loved it ... so addictive I read it in two sittings -- Paul Burston Smart, artful and totally gripping - LOVED IT -- Will Dean [A] harrowing, and sometimes blackly comic, drama of sibling rivalry -- Sarah Vaughan I loved this compelling read -- Dinah Jeffries A family drama tinged with thriller that explores all the quiet brutalities siblings inflict on each other. Magnificent -- Sarah Pinborough Utterly compelling - full of terrible people doing terrible things and I could not have enjoyed it more -- Louise O'Neill Stunning ... it really got under my skin like no other book -- Patricia Gibney Evocative, vivid, brilliant storytelling from a novelist of powerful gifts -- Joseph O'Connor A proper rollicking family saga EPIC of a story shot through with black humour, toxic truths and pathos. Brava -- Sarah Hilary Deliciously dark and engaging writing ... Her fans are in for a real treat -- Jo Spain The brilliant Liz Nugent has done it again ... Creepy, compelling and totally addictive -- Erin Kelly The finest psychological thriller writer currently at work -- Tammy Cohen Dark, beautiful, devastating - pure genius -- Lucy Foley A dark jewel of a novel - finely observed, swift and exciting -- AJ Finn MAGNIFICENT. Her best yet, and that's really saying something -- Marian Keyes Liz Nugent has a gift for filling us with a terrible fascination for truly horrible people -- Val McDermid Liz Nugent is a force to be reckoned with -- Lisa Jewell
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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

35 ratings
4.57 out of 5 stars
5 71% (25)
4 20% (7)
3 6% (2)
2 0% (0)
1 3% (1)
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