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?



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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! via Twitter - Graham Norton The finest psychological thriller writer currently at work Tammy Cohen 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 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 Evocative, vivid, brilliant storytelling from a novelist of powerful gifts Joseph O'Connor 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 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 [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 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 RTÉ Guide