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Skin Deep by Liz Nugent

Skin Deep: The most gripping thriller of 2018

Liz Nugent

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Imprint: Penguin Ireland
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 2 Apr 2018
ISBN: 9781844883936
  • The TimesBook of the Year
5 stars out of 5
Marcel Berlins
27 Nov 2018

"absorbing, beautifully written"

Liz Nugent’s heroine is impossible to like... Yet somehow Nugent’s absorbing, beautifully written tale turns Delia into an interesting, almost sympathetic character. Her childhood is spent on a tiny Irish island, her father is besotted with her. She realises early that she’s very beautiful. Most of her family die in a fire and there follows, among many other reversals, an unwanted pregnancy, loss of money and drug addiction. She ends up living a pretend life in Nice. There’s a death. Nugent has won several awards in her native Ireland. Skin Deep deserves to be her breakthrough in Britain.

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