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Three brothers. One in a coffin. Which brother put him there? And why?

About the Author

Before becoming a full-time writer, Liz Nugent worked in Irish film, theatre and television. Her three novels - Unravelling Oliver, Lying in Wait and Skin Deep have each been Number One bestsellers in Ireland and she has won four Irish Book Awards (two for Skin Deep). She lives in Dublin with her husband.


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! -- Graham Norton * via Twitter *
The finest psychological thriller writer currently at work -- Tammy Cohen
An uncanny ability to get under the skin of characters ... nobody is a mere cliche in Nugent's clear, propulsive writing * Sunday Times *
Captivating ... A contemporary psychological thriller that will leave you wondering if you ever really know what someone else is thinking - or what goes on behind closed doors * Sunday Independent *
The brilliant Liz Nugent has done it again ... Creepy, compelling and totally addictive -- Erin Kelly
Deliciously dark and engaging writing ... Her fans are in for a real treat -- Jo Spain
A proper rollicking family saga EPIC of a story shot through with black humour, toxic truths and pathos. Brava -- Sarah Hilary
Evocative, vivid, brilliant storytelling from a novelist of powerful gifts -- Joseph O'Connor
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 *
Stunning ... it really got under my skin like no other book -- Patricia Gibney
Utterly compelling - full of terrible people doing terrible things and I could not have enjoyed it more -- Louise O'Neill
A family drama tinged with thriller that explores all the quiet brutalities siblings inflict on each other. Magnificent -- Sarah Pinborough
I loved this compelling read -- Dinah Jeffries
[An] incredible achievement ... I love her so much ... Genius -- Sebastian Barry
[A] harrowing, and sometimes blackly comic, drama of sibling rivalry -- Sarah Vaughan
Smart, artful and totally gripping - LOVED IT -- Will Dean
Loved it ... so addictive I read it in two sittings -- Paul Burston
Gripping, occasionally horrifying and utterly entertaining -- Jane Casey
A total page-turner ... The best yet from a superb and skillful writer. Loved it -- Fiona Kidman
A twisted thriller, reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith * Guardian *
Bloody brilliant
Absorbing, beautifully written * The Times, Crime Books of the Year (Skin Deep) *
A masterful interrogation of a family's undoing ... and a ruthless examination of the pieces left behind * Sunday Business Post *
Dramatic and compelling ... a whodunit and a Greek tragedy all in one ... absolutely riveting * Irish Independent *
Nugent excels at creating a shocking story of a horrible family with huge issues and complexities that keep you hooked to the end * RTE Guide *

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