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‘Liz Nugent is a force to be reckoned withLisa 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

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?

‘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

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

‘Wonderful … characters so well drawn it’s hair-raising. Keeps you gripped to the very last line’ Joe Duffy

‘A dark jewel of a novel – finely observed, swift and exciting AJ Finn

© Liz Nugent 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020

Critics Review

  • 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!

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