Mar 7, 2023
Strange Sally Diamond rockets straight to No.1 after just three days of sales!
Just partially into its first week of release Strange Sally Diamond published by Sandycove, Penguin has gone straight to the top of the Irish bestsellers list.
‘Put me out with the bins,’ he said, regularly. ‘When I die, put me out with the bins. I’ll be dead, so I won’t know any different. You’ll be crying your eyes out,’ and he would laugh and I’d laugh too because we both knew that I wouldn’t be crying my eyes out. I never cry.
Reclusive Sally Diamond causes outrage by trying to incinerate her dead father. Now she’s the centre of attention, not only from the hungry media, but also a sinister voice from a past she does not remember. As she begins to discover the horrors of her early childhood, Sally steps into the world for the first time - making new friends and big decisions, and learning that people don’t always mean what they say.
But who is the man observing Sally from the other side of the world? And why does her new neighbour seem to be obsessed with her? Sally’s trust issues are about to be severely challenged….
“striking and immersive..delivered brilliantly in Nugent’s distinctive voice”
The Irish Independent
“Unpredictable, unforgettable unique and fascinating..an astounding creation with a singular voice..an 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
“Irresistibly compelling, this dark story is shocking yet endearing. A brilliant read that will suck you in”
“Dark and disturbing”
“Brilliantly witty and extremely moving, the character of Sally will capture your heart”
Best Magazine, Book of the Month
‘I wanted to be the witch’ – author Liz Nugent on embracing her dark side
Listen to Liz discuss Strange Sally Diamond on the Ryan Tubridy Show, RTE Radio 1