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Our Little Cruelties

(2020)
(Little Cruelties)
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Hailed by New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jewell as “a force to be reckoned with,” Liz Nugent is back with a powerful and unsettling new novel that will invite comparison to the bitter relationships in HBO’s blockbuster series Succession, as it follows three brothers, bound by blood but split by fate, and delves into the many ways families can wreak emotional havoc across generations.

All three of the Drumm brothers were at the funeral.

But only one of them was in the coffin.

William, Brian, and Luke: three boys, born a year apart, 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, and 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 fans of 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 work has invited comparisons to Patricia Highsmith and Barbara Vine and has been celebrated as "captivating" (People) and "highly entertaining" (The Washington Post)—as one of the most exciting, perceptive voices in contemporary fiction.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"The finest psychological thriller writer currently at work." - Tammy Cohen

"A dark jewel of a novel - finely observed, swift and exciting." - A J Finn

"Dark, beautiful, devastating - pure genius." - Lucy Foley

"A stunningly talented writer." - Sophie Hannah

"A proper rollicking family saga EPIC of a story shot through with black humour, toxic truths and pathos. Brava." - Sarah Hilary

"Liz Nugent is a force to be reckined with." - Lisa Jewell

"The brilliant Liz Nugent has done it again ... Creepy, compelling and totally addictive." - Erin Kelly

"Liz Nugent has a gift for filling us with a terrible fascination for truly horrible people." - Val McDermid

"Evocative, vivid, brilliant storytelling from a novelist of powerful gifts." - Joseph O'Connor

"Deliciously dark and engaging writing ... Her fans are in for a real treat." - Jo Spain


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November 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: Little Cruelties
Author(s): Liz Nugent
ISBN: 1-5011-8968-9 / 978-1-5011-8968-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
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January 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: Our Little Cruelties: A new psychological suspense from the No.1 bestseller
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November 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Little Cruelties
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ISBN: 1-5011-9131-4 / 978-1-5011-9131-2 (USA edition)
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March 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: Our Little Cruelties: A new psychological suspense from the No.1 bestseller
Author(s): Liz Nugent
ISBN: 1-84488-395-7 / 978-1-84488-395-0 (UK edition)
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November 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Little Cruelties
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ISBN: 1-79711-332-1 / 978-1-79711-332-6
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November 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Our Little Cruelties
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Title: Our Little Cruelties
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March 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Our Little Cruelties
Author(s): Liz Nugent
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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November 2020 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Little Cruelties
Author(s): Liz Nugent
Publisher: Gallery/Scout Press
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November 2020 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Little Cruelties
Author(s): Liz Nugent
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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March 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Our Little Cruelties: A new psychological suspense from the No.1 bestseller
Author(s): Liz Nugent
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU