Skin Deep

by Liz Nugent

Available now in UK and Ireland!

From the award-winning author of the No 1 bestseller, Unravelling Oliver, comes another absorbing, twisty, brilliantly observed story of murder in high places.

The sinister new novel from the No 1 bestselling author of Unravelling Oliver and Richard and Judy Book Club pick Lying in Wait.

'Once I had cleared the bottles away and washed the blood off the floor, I needed to get out of the flat.'

Cordelia Russell has been living on the Côte d'Azur for ten years, posing as a posh English woman fallen on hard times. But her luck is running out. Desperate to escape her grotty flat and grim reality, Cordelia spends a night at a glittering party. Surrounded by the young, beautiful and privileged she feels her age and her poverty. As dawn breaks she stumbles home through the back streets. Even before she opens her door she can hear the flies buzzing. It hasn't taken long for the corpse in her bedroom to commence decomposing ...

Liz Nugent's novel is the dark, twisted and shocking story of what takes Cordelia from an island childhood in Ireland to ruins in Nice.

Endorsements

 

'Liz Nugent’s extraordinary, incendiary new novel….What a magnificent dark monster of a book Skin Deep is.’

Irish Times

‘Monumentally good. Liz Nugent is a beautiful writer and among the very best storytellers in the world.’

Donal Ryan

‘I loved, loved, loved Skin Deep - the compassion of it, the beauty of the language, how glamour and horror intersect, how the tension twists tighter and tighter and is brilliantly done’

Marian Keyes

‘The finest psychological thriller writer currently at work - no one gets under the skin of monstrous characters like she does’

Tammy Cohen

‘Bloody brilliant! ’

Dense Mina

‘A triumph, from first page to last!’

Sarah Hilary

‘Dazzling…chilling, mesmerising and, ultimately, devastating. Pure storytelling genius.’

Mark Edwards

‘Wow! I am lost in admiration - Liz Nugent's storytelling is a wonderful feat of imagination, totally gripping, with a fascinating character at its heart’

Sabine Durrant

‘Her darkest book yet - a compelling one-sitting read’

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‘Dark, brutal and brilliant’

Colette McBeth

‘Utterly gripping, fast paced, and featuring my favourite sociopathic female character since Lady Macbeth ’

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