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Skin Deep


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The deliciously sinister new novel from the bestselling author of 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 Nice? - another dark twisted story from No 1 bestseller Liz Nugent. * From the Publisher's Description *
Bloody brilliant! -- Denise Mina
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 *
Absorbing, beautifully written * The Times, Crime Books of the Year 2018 *
The finest psychological thriller writer currently at work - no one gets under the skin of monstrous characters like she does -- Tammy Cohen
Brilliant * Irish Independent, Best 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 *
A wonderful feat of imagination, totally gripping, with a fascinating character at its heart -- Sabine Durrant
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 *
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
Utterly compelling ... a storyteller at the height of her powers * RTE Guide, Books of the Year *
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 * 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 *
It took me two sittings to gobble it up - a page turner. You'll just snap it up and you'll love it. A cracking read -- Ryan Tubridy * RTE *
Spellbinding -- Declan Hughes * Irish Times, Best Crime Fiction of 2018 *
Spectacular -- Declan Burke * Irish Times, Best Crime Fiction of 2018 *
It's a blast ... Liz Nugent has done it again * Sunday Business Post *

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