Our Little Cruelties (Paperback)
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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 26/03/2020
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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

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781844883950
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 497 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
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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“A compelling story”

This is a story about three Irish brothers Brian Will and Luke all the sons of an self absorbed singer .It starts at the funeral of one of the brothers and we don't find out which one it is until the end .The... More

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“Dysfunctional family drama”

My first title by this author - and what an introduction! I don't think I have ever read a book that is so completely full of selfish, self-serving, cruel characters. The only pleasant or 'normal'... More

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“An enthralling tale”

Three brothers none of whom are likeable although one maybe not quite as bad as the other two. The story starts at a funeral and we know one is dead but which one.? We then get the events leading up to this.
An... More

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