UP AND COMER
supremely hip, brazen debut
. As Roughan wraps his crafty
plot around some impressively tense moments, the novel morphs
into an engaging, cinematic page-turner."
- Publishers Weekly
- Entertainment Weekly
"First-timer Roughan knocks one out of the park with
this satisfyingly lean and propulsive thriller
- Kirkus Reviews
"What makes this thriller so good is the narrative
elegant writing, fine dialogue, and deft jokes at
the expense of lawyers and Manhattan society."
- Tatler Magazine
"Has a hypnotic charm."
- Orlando Sentinel
"An irresistible page turner
. The plot is fiendishly
brilliant and tautly woven
. Roughans book crackles
with wit and sharp dialogue, yet there is a dark, serious undercurrent
that keeps you riveted on several levels."
- Greenwich Time
THE PROMISE OF A LIE
"Compulsively readable: sharply drawn characters, dialogue
that seems effortlessly realistic and a solid, suspenseful story
"(Roughan) polishes the suspense throughout this deft thriller,
which is honed to deliver on its promise."
-New York Daily News
"An engrossing read thats hard to put down."
"Smoothly written, briskly paced and nicely constructed,
with surprises that are genuinely startling."
"An astonishing good read."
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