Skin Deep by Liz Nugent

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Skin Deep Read Online Free - 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.

Title : Skin Deep
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ISBN : 1844883930
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 368 pages


Paromjit rated it ★★★★★

March 16, 2018

Liz Nugent serves up an atmospherically chilling, macabre and twisted psychological thriller that illustrates with perfection that beauty really is only skin deep with her creation and character study of the appalling, monstrously repellent Delia. Nugent has few peers when it comes to writing abo...

Dem rated it ★★★★★

March 11, 2018

Startlingly vivid and Original. This is a tormented tale of obsession and murder that I found utterly compelling and beautifully written. This is Liz Nugent's third Novel and she is certainly an author who deserves her place amoung the top thriller writer's as this is a throughly engrossing and we...

Hajar rated it ★★★★★

March 27, 2018

Oops…she did it again! A brilliantly-written tale of narcissism, obsession, and tragedy. The author makes sure to do the settings justice by bringing them to life in an incredibly engrossing fashion. Diving deep into the twisted psyche of a sociopath might not be for everyone. I personally found the...

Liz rated it ★★★★★

January 14, 2018

Skin Deep is genuinely amazing. A truly memorable psychological character study. It is a difficult one to review if I’m honest – the basis of the tale is simply the story of one woman and those whose lives she enters and leaves, but it’s impact on you is subtle, immeasurable and difficult to descr...

Ova rated it ★★★☆☆

March 05, 2018

Oh dear...This book started with such promise, then turned into a nightmare for me. I was hooked to the story nearly half of the book and then it started getting really weird and uncomfortable. I finished it just to finish and get over with it, very tempted to DNF as I was absolutely upset and dis...

Brenda rated it ★★★★☆

March 27, 2018

Skin Deep by Liz Nugent is a highly original psychological thriller which centres around the most cold-blooded, unfeeling and damaged individual I’ve ever come across! After the opening pages show a blood-soaked body, and a panic-stricken observer, we go back to the beginning to a small Irish isl...

Louise rated it ★★★★☆

April 03, 2018

Cordelia (Delia) Russell's luck is running out. She is desperate, her flat is grotty and reality is grim. Delia spends a night at a glittering party. She stumbles home through the backstreets at dawn. Before she opens her door, she can hear the flies buzzing. It hasn'ttaken long for the corpse in...

Gary rated it ★★★★☆

March 28, 2018

This is my first taste of a Liz Nugent book and found this psychological thriller an addictive read that left me wanting to read more of her work. I found this book strangely captivating and although non of the characters were appealing or likeable in the slightest, I just had to read on. There is...

Adrian rated it ★★★★★

April 12, 2018

Wow what a ride! I feel both dirty and enthralled after spending the last 370 odd pages with (Cor)Delia Russell. A both enthralling and repulsive novel at the same time. The whole story follows the life of Delia Russell from a young age to her middle age. Growing up on a remote island off the West...

Shalini rated it ★★★★☆

April 06, 2018

I really don't know how to review this book. I have read this book with a wide eyed fascination, in complete disbelief, at the way the main character was and the actions taken by her in her life, all selfish ones. There was no empathy, no tenderness, she almost seemed empty. A sociopath of sorts....

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