A book review of Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent. Post may contain affiliate links.
Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugent
You know when someone completely unexpectedly commits a horrible crime and the new reporters spend days interviewing people on television? They interview neighbors, friends, old teachers. Everyone expressing shock, maybe some hinting that they might have seen this coming. Well, that is Unraveling Oliver by Liz Nugget.
The story opens with the line, “I expected more of a reaction the first time I hit her.” With that sentence you are off and running into the story of Oliver Ryan and his wife Alice. It turns out that he didn’t just hit Alice, he actually beat her severely enough to put her in a coma.
The book, then switches to various points of views, friends and acquaintances of Oliver and Alice. They tell their version of Oliver. Oliver also shares his point of view. It’s the perfect technique for this kind of story.
This is more of a character study of Oliver, than a thriller. However, if you love delving into evil characters, like I do, this is perfect! I couldn’t put it down.
I received an ARC of the book.