Our Little Cruelties

Our Little Cruelties

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Paperback Published on: 21/01/2021
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Longlisted for the Theakston's Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2021

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?

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241979747
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 266g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm

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Our Little Cruelties
The exquisite cruelty of families, devastatingly drawn
Our Little Cruelties opens with two brothers mourning the loss of a third, and unfolds as a retelling of the events - the lives - which led up to that mome... READ MORE
Ophelia Sings
Our Little Cruelties
Our Little Cruelties - Liz Nugent
I confess I don’t usually read this type of book, which is a family history not really a mystery, so apologies if this review seems a bit naïve. The ‘same... READ MORE
Our Little Cruelties
A twisty little number
Thank you to Netgalley for the advance copy of Our Little Cruelties, Liz Nugent's latest psychological thriller. And all I can say is... woah! Cancel all p... READ MORE
Roxie Key
Our Little Cruelties
This book is so much more than described
The blurb description is fairly brief, three brothers - William, Brian, Luke. One of them is dead, which of them is lying in the coffin? During their life... READ MORE
Deborah Dare
Our Little Cruelties
Three brothers and three different points of view.
Three brothers Luke, Brian and Will brought up in Ireland. Relationships during childhood are not straightforward and become more complicated in adulthood.... READ MORE
Julie Friar
Our Little Cruelties
Exquisite storytelling from a masterful author.
Liz Nugent sure knows how to take readers to some dark and disturbing places. The Irish author has racked up #1 bestseller accolades and several awards for... READ MORE
Craig Sisterson
Our Little Cruelties
A real page turner and I couldn't wait to get to the end to see how it would turn out. The relationships with the brothers, the betrayals made this a rea... READ MORE
Carol Clasper
Our Little Cruelties
Excellent Thiller
Our Little Cruelties is Liz Nugent's best book yet. Covering the lives of three brothers, all vying for their mother's approval since childhood, the novel ... READ MORE
Anne Cunningham
Our Little Cruelties
Absorbing and thought provoking
Not her usual gripping kind of novel but this is a thought-provoking book about an unusual and dysfunctional family. The brothers are all self-absorbing a... READ MORE
Karen Greenfield
Our Little Cruelties
Love and Hate.
Three brothers are at the funeral, one of them lies in the coffin. This is the story of three brothers in a dysfunctional family. None of the characters ar... READ MORE
Milton of Campsie  Annie
Our Little Cruelties
Great story about 3 brothers and huge sibling rivalry!
TRIGGER WARNINGS: severe mental health, addiction, drug and alcohol abuse, rape, psychological abuse I was very excited to be asked to be on the tour for ... READ MORE
Deanne  Wallace
Our Little Cruelties
As a middle child it’s so relatable
Thoroughly enjoyed the timelines described from each of the brothers own perspective. Your emotions were chopping & changing as you went through the book a... READ MORE
Brian and Kathy Wade