Book Mail – Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent

It’s always a good day when you get some book mail from Gallery Books!

An upcoming August release, UNRAVELING OLIVER by Liz Nugent, out on August 22nd, 2017! This is another one that’s getting a lot of buzz lately. Let’s see if it’ll live up to the hype.

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Here’s the synopsis:

“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.

 

Excited to squeeze this in at the end of the month!

–Jess

 

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