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Our Little Cruelties by Liz Nugent

Our Little Cruelties: A new psychological suspense from the No.1 bestseller

Liz Nugent

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Imprint: Penguin Ireland
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 26 Mar 2020
ISBN: 9781844883950
4 stars out of 5
25 May 2020

"it all falls into place"

The similarity to fictionalisations of real events—the feeling that the storyline is an arbitrary given and the novel is the methodical workmanlike recounting of it—produces the nagging feeling that the reader should be spotting the ‘real’ story, but I think that’s an illusion. The story is told well, in rotation, from their three viewpoints, and moves forward and back in time. The structuring works, bringing you along through the entire book, feeling you are learning something, but not bouncing you ahead into its being obvious who did what and why. And then it all falls into place.