Our Little Cruelties

Our Little Cruelties


'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

'A sizzling thriller' Heat

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

'[An] incredible achievement . . . Genius' Sebastian Barry

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

'Her best book yet' Irish Times

'Creepy, compelling and totally addictive' Erin Kelly

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

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

About the author

Liz Nugent

Before becoming a full-time writer, Liz Nugent worked in film, theatre and television. Her five novels - Unravelling Oliver, Lying in Wait, Skin Deep, Our Little Cruelties and Strange Sally Diamond - have each been Number One bestsellers and she has won four Irish Book Awards, as well as the James Joyce Medal for Literature. She lives in Dublin.
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