Our Kind of Cruelty (Hardback)Araminta Hall (author)
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'Simply one of the most disturbing thrillers I've read in years. In short, I loved it, right down to the utterly chilling final line.' - Gillian Flynn
Mike and Verity have a special game. The Crave. They play it to prove what they already know: that Verity loves Mike. That she needs Mike. Even though she's marrying another man.
Now Mike knows that the stakes of their private game are rising. This time, someone has to die...
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 625 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 33 mm
I tore through Our Kind of Cruelty - toxic love, obsession and the unflinching unravelling of a mind. Scarily plausible, a great read. * Ali Land *
A propulsive and addictive study of the darkness of obsessive love. I was completely gripped from the first word to the last! * Lisa Jewell *
A tense, intelligent thriller which kept me gripped and guessing until the last page, and thinking long after that. * Erin Kelly *
An addictive dive into dangerous, extreme obsession. A must-read for 2018 * Julia Crouch *
Addictive and disturbing - like watching a slow motion car-crash through splayed fingers * Tammy Cohen *
Chilling. Disturbing. Addictive. Couldn't put this down. * Emma Flint *
A perfect nightmare of a novel - as merciless a thriller as I've ever read. Astonishingly dark and sensationally accomplished. * AJ Finn *
One of the most unsettling books I have read in a while - but brilliant ... Obsessive love has never been written so frighteningly in my book. * Woman's Way *
Hall's feat of realising Mike's voice is brilliantly sustained ... and the novel gains a strong second wind by latterly turning into a courtroom drama. * Sunday Times *
A story of obsession and self-delusion, as well as the pain that intense passion can bring, it is disturbing and thrilling. * Daily Mail *
Readers of weary of domestic noir should pick up Our Kind of Cruelty, a splendidly written novel that gives the genre a shot in the arm ... pacily written and hugely involving .. I was gripped until the last pages. * Daily Express *
A searing, chilling sliver of perfection . . . [Our Kind of Cruelty] may well turn out to be the year's best thriller. * The New York Times *
In Araminta Hall's skilled hands, her narrator, Mike Hayes, becomes quite addictive company ... what makes Our Kind Of Cruelty so memorable is not its psychological portrait of a dysfunctional male, but the slow-burning thrills and chills... a highly enjoyable ride. * Daily Express *
Darkly addictive, this is set to be one of the most talked-about thrillers of the year * Heat *
This brilliant, thought-provoking thriller will keep you up at night * Best *
A chilling, thought-provoking portrait of obsessive love and desire * What Cathy Read Next blog *
If you liked The Girl on the Train and Apple Tree Yard you'll love Our Kind of Cruelty...A gripping courtroom drama, with a surprising feminist message * Stylist *
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This is an amazing thriller. It is dark, twisted and gripping and I absolutely raced through this.
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“Great page turner”
A story so full of spine chilling obsession there were times I didn't want to turn the page, and others were I wanted to step in the book and warn the characters. I'm also a real fan of books that end with... More
“An unsettling, dark and disturbing read on many levels”
3.5 - 4 stars
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