Skin Deep

Skin Deep : The unputdownable No. 1 bestseller that will shock you

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'Pure genius. Absolutely brilliant' Shari Lapena

'A twisted thriller, reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith' Ian Rankin

IBA Crime Fiction Book of the Year Winner 2018

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From the No 1 bestselling author of Richard and Judy Book Club pick, Lying in Wait

She's not who you think she is ...

Delia O'Flaherty is as wild, remote and dangerous as her island home off the west coast of Ireland. Her adoring father tells her that one day she will be the Queen of Inishcrann.

However, tragedy leaves Delia alone in the world, to make her way relying on her wits and her rare beauty. But Delia's beauty is deceptive - as anyone who cares about her eventually finds out.

What is the truth behind Delia's tragic past? And what happens when a face from that past turns up on her doorstep?
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WINNER of the Dead Good Books Award for the Book That You Can't Put Down!

'Bloody brilliant!' Denise Mina

'Extraordinary' A.J. Finn

'The finest psychological thriller writer currently at work' Tammy Cohen

'Dark, brutal and brilliant' Colette McBeth

'Absorbing, beautifully written' The Times, Crime Books of the Year

'Every bit as amazing as her first two [novels]' Lisa Jewell

'Dazzling ... chilling, mesmerising and, ultimately, devastating. Pure storytelling genius' Mark Edwards
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 23mm | 266g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9780241979730
  • 81,102

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What takes a woman from an island childhood in Ireland to murder and ruin in Nice? - another dark twisted story from No 1 bestseller Liz Nugent. From the Publisher's Description
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What takes a woman from an island childhood in Ireland to murder and ruin in Nice? - another dark twisted story from No 1 bestseller Liz Nugent. * From the Publisher's Description * Bloody brilliant! -- Denise Mina A twisted thriller, reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith. A scarred woman brings chaos to those around her, but Nemesis is coming -- Ian Rankin * Guardian Books of the Year * Absorbing, beautifully written * The Times, Crime Books of the Year 2018 * The finest psychological thriller writer currently at work - no one gets under the skin of monstrous characters like she does -- Tammy Cohen Brilliant * Irish Independent, Best Books of 2018 * A tour de force ... a genuinely memorable, at times terrifying central character ... will appeal to readers who enjoy an exciting, fast-paced journey of psychological extremes, which delivers a shocking final twist * Crime Club, Killer Women Book of the Month * A wonderful feat of imagination, totally gripping, with a fascinating character at its heart -- Sabine Durrant As one woman's singular story unspools with many an unexpected shock, Nugent skewers her targets with skill. Sly humour and dazzling originality deliver a gutsy feminist message. * The Times * Dark, brutal and brilliant -- Colette McBeth A triumph, from first page to last! -- Sarah Hilary Monumentally good. Liz Nugent is a beautiful writer and among the very best storytellers in the world -- Donal Ryan I loved, loved, loved Skin Deep - the compassion of it, the beauty of the language, how glamour and horror intersect, how the tension twists tighter and tighter and is brilliantly done -- Marian Keyes Dazzling ... chilling, mesmerising and, ultimately, devastating. Pure storytelling genius -- Mark Edwards Utterly compelling ... a storyteller at the height of her powers * RTE Guide, Books of the Year * Her darkest book yet - a compelling one-sitting read -- Sinead Crowley Utterly gripping, fast paced, and featuring my favourite sociopathic female character since Lady Macbeth -- Louise O'Neill * Twitter * Incredibly dark, twisting and utterly mesmerising - you will not be able to put this down -- Sinead Moriarty * Twitter * Pitch dark and thrillingly original -- Jane Casey * Twitter * It took me two sittings to gobble it up - a page turner. You'll just snap it up and you'll love it. A cracking read -- Ryan Tubridy * RTE * Spellbinding -- Declan Hughes * Irish Times, Best Crime Fiction of 2018 * Spectacular -- Declan Burke * Irish Times, Best Crime Fiction of 2018 * It's a blast ... Liz Nugent has done it again * Sunday Business Post *
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About Liz Nugent

Before becoming a full-time writer, Liz Nugent worked in Irish film, theatre and television. In 2014 her first novel, Unravelling Oliver, was a Number One bestseller and won the Crime Fiction Prize in the 2014 Irish Book Awards. Her second novel, Lying in Wait, went straight to Number One in the Irish bestseller charts, remained there for nearly two months and won her a second IBA. She lives in Dublin with her husband.
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Rating details

5,720 ratings
3.94 out of 5 stars
5 34% (1,959)
4 37% (2,089)
3 21% (1,182)
2 6% (346)
1 3% (144)
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