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  • Published: 5 February 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241979730
  • Imprint: Penguin Ireland
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $19.99

Skin Deep




The deliciously sinister new novel from the bestselling author of Lying in Wait.

From the No 1 bestselling author of Unravelling Oliverand Lying in Wait

'I could probably have been an actress.It is not difficult to pretend to be somebody else. Isn't that what I've been doing for most of my life?'

Cordelia Russell has been living on the French Riviera for twenty-five years, passing herself off as an English socialite. But her luck, and the kindness of strangers, have run out.

The arrival of a visitor from her distant past shocks Cordelia. She reacts violently to the intrusion and flees her grotty flat to spend a drunken night at a glittering party. As dawn breaks she stumbles home through the back streets. Even before she opens her door she can hear the flies buzzing. She did not expect the corpse inside to start decomposing quite so quickly . . .

  • Pub date: 5 February 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241979730
  • Imprint: Penguin Ireland
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 384
  • RRP: $19.99

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Praise for Skin Deep

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

Tammy Cohen

“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

“A triumph, from first page to last!”

Sarah Hilary

“Her darkest book yet - a compelling one-sitting read”

Sinéad Crowley

“Dazzling . . . chilling, mesmerising and, ultimately, devastating. Pure storytelling genius”

Mark Edwards


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