Niall Test

UNRAVELING OLIVER by Liz Nugent will be one of the most original reads you’ll encounter this summer. A 360-degree view of a sociopath’s development, this book is better qualified as a psychological profile than a psychological thriller.


Through chapters alternately narrated by Oliver and those in his life, this story examines its main character’s development from isolated young boy to manipulative and abusive grown man. Laced with menace and wholly immersive, UNRAVELING OLIVER is a standout: from its blunt, unnerving main character who is so matter of fact about his cruelty to its original and engaging storytelling, this is a crime book to remember.