THE UP AND COMER

"A 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

"Sly satire…Engagingly written."
- Entertainment Weekly

"First-timer Roughan knocks one out of the park with this satisfyingly lean and propulsive thriller…An impressive debut.
- Kirkus Reviews

"What makes this thriller so good is the narrative voice…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…. Roughan’s 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…Thoroughly engaging."
-Booklist

"(Roughan) polishes the suspense throughout this deft thriller, which is honed to deliver on its promise."
-New York Daily News

"An engrossing read that’s hard to put down."
-Library Journal

"Smoothly written, briskly paced and nicely constructed, with surprises that are genuinely startling."
-Publishers Weekly

"An astonishing good read."
-FictionAddiction.net

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