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#EarlyReview Little Cruelties by Liz Nugent (46)

  • Print: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster (November 10, 2020)
  • ASIN: B084G9L22G


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All three of the Drumm brothers were at the funeral.
Only one of us was in the coffin.

William, Brian, and Luke: three boys bound by blood but split by fate, trained from birth by their wily mother to compete for her attention. They play games, as brothers do...yet even after the Drumms escape into the world beyond their windows, those games—those little cruelties—grow more sinister, more merciless, more dangerous. And with their lives entwined like the strands of a noose, only two of the brothers will survive.

Crisply written and quickly paced, perfect for readers of both sophisticated literary fiction and breathtaking suspense, Little Cruelties gazes unflinchingly into the darkness: the darkness collecting in the corners of childhood homes, hiding beneath marriage beds, clasped in the palms of two brothers shaking hands. And it confirms Liz Nugent, whose novels have been celebrated as “captivating” (People) and “highly entertaining” (The Washington Post), as one of the most exciting, perceptive voices in contemporary fiction.



Liz Nugent has worked in Irish film, theater, and television for most of her adult life. She is an award-winning writer of radio and television drama and has written critically acclaimed short stories both for children and adults. She lives in Dublin.


My review for Unraveling Oliver



REVIEW:
Since she wrote my favorite book of 2017, I jumped at the chance to read this newest story of Liz Nugent's.
These two stories couldn't be any more different though, so whatever you thought about Unraveling Oliver let it go. Read this with a clear mind.
With that said, this was a family drama with a sick twist at the very, and I mean very, end.
It was brilliant. It was engaging. You were sucked right into the lives of these brothers. More hoping for something to happen, and Liz Nigent didn't disappoint. She smacks the reader with such a punch that you don't even see it coming!
Gawd, I love this womans' writing! Having read both books, she is now a favorite author of mine.



5/5




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