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Publisher's Summary

From the international best-selling author of Unraveling Oliver, an “unputdownable psychological thriller with an ending that lingers long after turning the final page” (The Irish Times) about a Dublin family whose dark secrets and twisted relationships are suddenly revealed.  

My husband did not mean to kill Annie Doyle, but the lying tramp deserved it. 

On the surface, Lydia Fitzsimons has the perfect life - wife of a respected, successful judge, mother to a beloved son, mistress of a beautiful house in Dublin. That beautiful house, however, holds a secret. And when Lydia’s son, Laurence, discovers its secret, wheels are set in motion that lead to an increasingly claustrophobic and devastatingly dark climax. 

For fans of Ruth Ware and Gillian Flynn, this novel is a “seductively sinister story. The twists come together in a superbly scary denouncement, which delivers a final sting in the tail. Brilliantly macabre” (Sunday Mirror).

©2018 Liz Nugent (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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  • ashley
  • Mckinney, TX, United States
  • 06-14-18

Simply amazing...

Wow. So so well written and interesting. Really broke the dry spell for me. This book will go in my top 20 for 2018 so far.

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  • Keenan
  • Anchorage Alaska
  • 07-16-18

One of the best audiobooks I've ever heard.

This is me reading the first chapter: Omg. O.m.g. OMG! Then the story develops like the Matterhorn ride at Disneyland, pulled uphill in the dark and come whirling down again screaming OMG! It's a psychological thriller with gothic elements. The three actors who narrate it are engaging and talented and bring this otherwise insanely well-written book to life. It should be a movie. A really good movie. And I hope everyone buys all Liz Nugent's books and she keeps writing for years and years.

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Just finished and I am creeped out!

Sort of reminds me of an Alfred Hitchcock ending. Story kept me listening and narration is good.

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  • rosemary
  • caledonia, WI, United States
  • 07-30-18

Wow

Blown out of the water by this gripping drama.
Liz Nugent is my new favorite author;narration was superb.

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Good up to a point

I enjoyed the book but was disappointed in the resolution. The narrator was good though.

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Whoa

Can't say much more than whoa without a spoiler, but this is a vicious, twisted little gem of a novel. Enjoy it.

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So crazy

While, there are clues as to what is lying ahead... it still shocks you. A well written story and it was performed very well.

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fun ride but

it was a really fun ride and the i didn't want to stop listening but the ending really pissed me off. unsatisfying in every way.

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  • Richard
  • Milwaukee, WI, United States
  • 06-29-18

Great Narration Saved an Average Story

The characters were so predictable that the “suspense” was missing. I kept listening in hopes of a clever twist at the end or perhaps something unpredictable. Unfortunately, the non-ending left me disappointed.

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LOVED IT

Excellent narration and the story itself was fascinating and kept me listening until the end.