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Unravelling Oliver
by Liz Nugent | Literature & Fiction
Registered by aetm of Austin, Texas USA on 6/19/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by aetm from Austin, Texas USA on Monday, June 19, 2017

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"“I expected more of a reaction the first time I hit her.”

So begins Liz Nugent’s astonishing debut novel—a chilling, elegantly crafted, and psychologically astute exploration of the nature of evil.

Oliver Ryan, handsome, charismatic, and successful, has long been married to his devoted wife, Alice. Together they write and illustrate award-winning children’s books; their life together one of enviable privilege and ease—until, one evening after a delightful dinner, Oliver delivers a blow to Alice that renders her unconscious, and subsequently beats her into a coma.

In the aftermath of such an unthinkable event, as Alice hovers between life and death, the couple’s friends, neighbors, and acquaintances try to understand what could have driven Oliver to commit such a horrific act. As his story unfolds, layers are peeled away to reveal a life of shame, envy, deception, and masterful manipulation. " 


Journal Entry 2 by aetm at An Spailpin Fanach pub in Cork, Co. Cork Ireland on Monday, June 19, 2017

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Released 4 days ago (6/19/2017 UTC) at An Spailpin Fanach pub in Cork, Co. Cork Ireland

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Around a spot that would be lovely for a pint and a read ~ enjoy ^_^

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