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The deliciously sinister new novel from the bestselling author of Unravelling Oliver and Lying in Wait.

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 Number One bestseller and won the Crime Fiction Prize in the 2014 Irish Book Awards. Her second novel, Lying in Wait, went straight to Number One in the Irish bestseller charts, remained there for nearly two months and won her a second IBA. She lives in Dublin with her husband.


What takes a woman from an island childhood in Ireland to murder and ruin in a grotty flat in Nice? - another dark twisted story from No 1 bestseller Liz Nugent. * From the Publisher's Description *
Monumentally good. Liz Nugent is a beautiful writer and among the very best storytellers in the world -- Donal Ryan
A twisted thriller, reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith. A scarred woman brings chaos to those around her, but Nemesis is coming -- Ian Rankin * Guardian Books of the Year *
The finest psychological thriller writer currently at work - no one gets under the skin of monstrous characters like she does -- Tammy Cohen
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
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 *
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 *
Dazzling ... chilling, mesmerising and, ultimately, devastating. Pure storytelling genius -- Mark Edwards
Wow! I am lost in admiration - Liz Nugent's storytelling is a wonderful feat of imagination, totally gripping, with a fascinating character at its heart -- Sabine Durrant
A triumph, from first page to last! -- Sarah Hilary
Her darkest book yet - a compelling one-sitting read -- Sinead Crowley
Dark, brutal and brilliant -- Colette McBeth
Utterly gripping, fast paced, and featuring my favourite sociopathic female character since Lady Macbeth -- Louise O'Neill * Twitter *
Incredibly dark, twisting and utterly mesmerising - you will not be able to put this down -- Sinead Moriarty * Twitter *
Pitch dark and thrillingly original -- Jane Casey * Twitter *
Bloody brilliant! -- Denise Mina
Perfect summer read for those who like their escapism on the darker side * Ian Rankin *
Intriguing ... well-paced ... echoes of Gillian Flynn and Paula Hawkins -- Sunday Times
Liz Nugent is a master at exploring the dark recesses of the female mind. Dare I call her Queen of the Psychopaths? ... you will devour this dark tale. -- Vanessa Ronan * Twitter *
A tense, dark psychological study in narcissism with a suitably chilling ending * Good Housekeeping *
Utterly compelling ... Nugent displays to the full her storytelling gifts and ability to create a truly dark monster of a character * RTE Guide *
It's a blast ... Liz Nugent has done it again * Sunday Business Post *

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