In this riveting suspense novel by Liz Nugent, readers are plunged into the dark and detached world of successful children's author Oliver Ryan. Beginning with a seemingly uncharacteristic and vicious assault on his loving wife, the question is never of Oliver's guilt - rather what could inspire him to commit such a violent act. Told through the perspectives of past acquaintances, lovers, and Oliver himself, each chapter peels back another layer of his troubling psyche. Envy, shame, and neglect have eaten away at Oliver for decades, and what is left behind is very dark indeed. I highly recommend this book to fans of Ruth Ware and Gillian Flynn!
Oliver Ryan, a successful and charismatic writer of children's books, commits a shocking act of violence on his wife and literary partner, Alice, an attack that leaves her in a coma and causes their baffled friends and family to investigate what happened.