Book Review: Little Cruelties by Liz Nugent @SimonSchusterCA @simonschuster @netgalley #littlecruelties #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblog #bookblogger #booksonthebookshelf

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PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster Canada

PUBLICATION DATE: November 24th, 2020

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Happy Publication Day to Little Cruelties by Liz Nugent. Thank you to Simon & Schuster Canada for the eARC of this book via NetGalley.



Three brothers are at the funeral. One lies in the coffin.

Will, Brian and Luke grow up competing for their mother’s unequal love. As men, the competition continues – for status, money, fame, women ..

They each betray each other, over and over, until one of them is dead.

But which brother killed him?



I loved the storyline of this book and the way in which it was written. It was fast paced, and gave you glimmers into the past piece by piece, as you slowly begin to put the pieces of the puzzle together. I find the way it was written leaves you wanting to know more, and flipping through the pages to get some more information about the brothers and their dynamics between one another and what makes them who they are today.

3 brothers all with secrets, lies and betrayals. They all have something to hide and they have all competed for their mother’s love and approval since they were little boys. I enjoyed how the story was told from alternating timelines, often jumping from year to year in random order. When 3 brothers who pretty much feuded and fought with one another their entire lives, and two of them are present at the third brother’s funeral, you wonder which brother is in the coffin and which of the other two brothers is responsible for his death. A complex and interesting story.


MY RATING: 3/5 stars

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