Unravelling Oliver

Unravelling Oliver

Book - 2015
Average Rating:
4
Rate this:
'I expected more of a reaction the first time I hit her.' Oliver Ryan is a handsome and charismatic success story. He lives a life of enviable privilege and ease with his wife, Alice. Enviable until, one evening after dinner, Oliver attacks Alice so viciously that he beats her into a coma. Oliver is stunned by his own actions. In the aftermath, as everyone tries to make sense of this astonishing act of savagery, he tells his story. So do those whose paths he has crossed over five decades. What unfolds is both tragic and monstrous a story of shame, envy, breath-taking deception and masterful manipulation. Only Oliver knows what he had to do to get the life he craved, and to which he felt entitled. But even he is in for a shock when the past finally catches up with him. Unravelling Oliver is an extraordinary story of psychological suspense and an enthralling portrait of a thoroughly modern monster.
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2015.
Copyright Date: ♭2014
ISBN: 9781501167751
9780241965641
0241965640
Characteristics: 230 pages ;,20 cm.

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

d
dcafk
Dec 09, 2017

Fantastic novel.

t
talk2terih
Oct 26, 2017

This book skillfully chronicles the psychological dysfunction of the titular character, Oliver. The author takes us past sympathy for his painful childhood to loathing for the cold, manipulative, destructive adult he becomes.

It is neither an easy nor pleasant read, but it is an instructive glimpse into the making of a psychopath and the swath of destruction one can wreak in the lives of those he leaves in his wake.

a
abcDena
Aug 25, 2017

Ripleyesque. Fantastic.

We know from page one that Oliver is not who the world thinks he is, but every time I thought I had him pegged, there was a new twist. With each revelation from his friends and acquaintances, this book got better and better for me. Gripping, dark, entertaining and surprisingly socially relevant.
~Alexa

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at OPL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top