Monday, November 9, 2020

Little Cruelties by Liz Nugent

What a family.

We meet the Drumm brothers whose mother favored one over the other and was mostly worried about herself.  She didn't even care to spend time with her grandchild because she was busy.

Will married Susan and was always having an affair.

Brian was the sympathetic, helpful brother.

Luke was a rock star and a bit useless.

All three brothers were jealous of each other and tried to outdo each other, do mean things to each other, and get each other in trouble even as adults.

OUR LITTLE CRUELTIES didn't really have a plot in my opinion.  It discussed the lives of the brothers and their mother.  The family is extremely dysfunctional.

I loved Ms. Nugent's other book, LYING IN WAIT, but this one dragged on for me. It actually was a struggle to keep reading, but I had to find out which brother was dead since the book carried on as if they all were alive.  No guessing on who it is because it was well hidden.

As we make our way through the years and the lives of the brothers, we wait to hear who the two brothers are that are alive and which brother has been killed.

OUR LITTLE CRUELTIES has good descriptions of the characters and situations, but it was not a book that I enjoyed. 2/5

This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

 

12 comments:

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    1. Yes it was.

      Thanks for commenting, Bookworm.

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  2. This one was not so good.
    She is usually though.
    I'm glad I skipped it.

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    1. Yes...her books are usually AMAZING.

      Thanks for commenting, Linda.

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  3. Aw shame you didn't enjoy it, I have read this author but not this one xxx

    Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

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    1. The other book I read was so good.

      This just didn't keep my interest.

      Thanks for commenting, So many books, so little time.

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  4. awww I'm sorry it wasn't quite the book you wanted

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    1. Yes...I was disappointed.

      Her book, LYING IN WAIT, was VERY good.

      Thanks for your comment, Carole Rae.

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  5. I liked this one a lot. To each his own.

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    1. :)

      Yes...to each his own. I saw a wide range of ratings.

      Thanks for your comment, fredamans.

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  6. Even though I also enjoyed Lying in Wait, I think I'll pass on this one, too. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I was disappointed.

      Thanks for your comment, Laurel.

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