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May 3, 2023

‘astounding creation’ Strange Sally Diamond is a No.1 bestseller for an 9th week since publication

Liz Nugent’s

A BBC ‘Between the Covers’ Book Club Pick

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Praise for Strange Sally Diamond:

“Sally’s voice is wonderful, and her story life-affirming and make this an outstanding achievement which transforms the dark psychological thriller map with both bravura and delicacy. One for the ages”

Book Of The Month, Crime Time UK

“Sally is a terrific, protean creation, imbued with immense life force and a kind of naive charm. It is never less than enthralling to spend time in her company, and the novel’s soaring coda is a tribute to her spirit. No one is writing remotely like Liz Nugent now. She is, as Duke Ellington said of Ella Fitzgerald, beyond category”

The Irish Times

This is a dark, twisted tale that exposes the horrors that people can inflict on others. Written with skill and flair, it’s a moving, powerful, and utterly gripping slice of domestic noir that is sure to creep under your skin”

Sunday Express

“Nugent’s fifth novel is her best yet: evil perpetuates evil in a heartbreaking but humane tale of people damaged beyond repair”

The Guardian

“Strikingly well-observed and consistently surprising”

The Times, UK

“In Sally Diamond, Nugent has given us an astounding creation with a singular voice . . . an absorbing, twisty, compulsive psychological thriller with surprising humour and pathos'

Sunday Independent

“Her most elusive, most mysterious novel yet, one that poses a myriad of tantalising questions”

Irish Examiner

“Hypnotic and terrifying, her story seeps into the imagination and leaves behind a haunting memory”

The Daily Mail

“striking and immersive..delivered brilliantly in Nugent’s distinctive voice”

The Irish Independent

“Irresistibly compelling, this dark story is shocking yet endearing. A brilliant read that will suck you in”

Crime Monthly

“Unpredictable, unforgettable unique and fascinating..​an astounding creation with a singular absorbing, twisty, compulsive psychological thriller with surprising humour and pathos… Liz Nugent is the master of macabre meditations on the human condition”

Sophie White, The Sunday Independent

“Dark and disturbing”

Heat Magazine

“Brilliantly witty and extremely moving, the character of Sally will capture your heart”

Best Magazine, Book of the Month


Sara Cox

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