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Liz Nugent - Author

About the Author

Before becoming a full-time writer Liz Nugent worked in Irish film, theatre and television. In 2014 her first novel, Unravelling Oliver, was a No.1 bestseller and won the Crime Fiction prize in the 2014 Irish Book Awards. Her second novel, Lying in Wait, went straight to No 1 in the Irish bestseller charts, remained there for nearly two months and won her a second IBA. She lives in Dublin with her husband.

Featured books by Liz Nugent

Lying in Wait

Lying in Wait

Author: Liz Nugent Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/12/2016

From the award-winning author of the No 1 bestseller, Unravelling Oliver.'My husband did not mean to kill Annie Doyle, but the lying tramp deserved it.'

Other books by Liz Nugent

Skin Deep The most gripping thriller of 2018

Skin Deep The most gripping thriller of 2018

Author: Liz Nugent Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2018

Irish Independent Crime Fiction Book of the Year Winner 2018 The deliciously sinister new novel from the No 1 bestselling author of Richard and Judy Book Club pick, Lying in Wait' 'I could probably have been an actress. It is not difficult to pretend to be somebody else. Isn't that what I've been doing for most of my life?' Cordelia Russell has been living on the French Riviera for twenty-five years, passing herself off as an English socialite. But her luck, and the kindness of strangers, have run out. The arrival of a visitor from her distant past shocks Cordelia. She reacts violently to the intrusion and flees her flat to spend a drunken night at a glittering party. As dawn breaks she stumbles home through the back streets. Even before she opens her door she can hear the flies buzzing. She did not expect the corpse inside to start decomposing quite so quickly . . . RTE Radio 1's Ryan Tubridy Show Listeners' Choice Award Winner 2018 'Absorbing, beautifully written' The Times, Crime Books of the Year 2018 'Perfect summer read for those who like their escapism on the darker side' Ian Rankin 'Bloody brilliant!' Denise Mina 'An extraordinary writer - Liz Nugent maps the human mind as a cartographer charts new worlds: She's boundlessly curious and totally unflinching' A.J. Finn 'The most gripping book I read this year ... brilliantly written ... deeply disturbing' Claire Allan, Irish Independent Books of 2018 'A tour de force ... a genuinely memorable, at times terrifying central character ... will appeal to readers who enjoy an exciting, fast-paced journey of psychological extremes, which delivers a shocking final twist' Crime Club, Killer Women Book of the Month 'The finest psychological thriller writer currently at work - no one gets under the skin of monstrous characters like she does' Tammy Cohen 'A wonderful feat of imagination, totally gripping, with a fascinating character at its heart' Sabine Durrant 'Dark, brutal and brilliant' Colette McBeth 'A triumph, from first page to last!' Sarah Hilary 'Monumentally good. Liz Nugent is a beautiful writer and among the very best storytellers in the world' Donal Ryan 'I loved, loved, loved Skin Deep - the compassion of it, the beauty of the language, how glamour and horror intersect, how the tension twists tighter and tighter and is brilliantly done' Marian Keyes 'Dazzling ... chilling, mesmerising and, ultimately, devastating. Pure storytelling genius' Mark Edwards 'Her darkest book yet - a compelling one-sitting read' Sinead Crowley 'Utterly gripping, fast paced, and featuring my favourite sociopathic female character since Lady Macbeth' Louise O'Neill 'Incredibly dark, twisting and utterly mesmerising - you will not be able to put this down' Sinead Moriarty 'Pitch dark and thrillingly original' Jane Casey 'As one woman's singular story unspools with many an unexpected shock, Nugent skewers her targets with skill. Sly humour and dazzling originality deliver a gutsy feminist message' The Times

Unraveling Oliver

Unraveling Oliver

Author: Liz Nugent Format: eBook Release Date: 22/08/2017

In this ';compelling, clever, and dark' (Heat magazine) thriller, a man's shocking act of savagery stuns a local communityand the revelations that follow will keep you gripped until the very last page. This work of psychological suspense, a #1 bestseller in Ireland, is perfect for fans of Patricia Highsmith and Ruth Ware.';I expected more of a reaction the first time I hit her.' So begins Liz Nugent's astonishing debut novela chilling, elegantly crafted, and psychologically astute exploration of the nature of evil. Oliver Ryan, handsome, charismatic, and successful, has long been married to his devoted wife, Alice. Together they write and illustrate award-winning children's books; their life together one of enviable privilege and easeuntil, one evening after a delightful dinner, Oliver delivers a blow to Alice that renders her unconscious, and subsequently beats her into a coma. In the aftermath of such an unthinkable event, as Alice hovers between life and death, the couple's friends, neighbors, and acquaintances try to understand what could have driven Oliver to commit such a horrific act. As his story unfolds, layers are peeled away to reveal a life of shame, envy, deception, and masterful manipulation. With its alternating points of view and deft prose, Unraveling Oliver is ';a page-turning, one-sitting read from a brand new master of psychological suspense' (Sunday Independent) that details how an ordinary man can transform into a sociopath.

Lying in Wait

Lying in Wait

Author: Liz Nugent Format: Paperback Release Date: 29/12/2016

From the award-winning author of the No 1 bestseller, Unravelling Oliver.'My husband did not mean to kill Annie Doyle, but the lying tramp deserved it.'

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