Liz Nugent

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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

    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?

    '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 cliché 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

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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