Kind of Cruel: Culver Valley Crime Book 6

Kind of Cruel: Culver Valley Crime Book 6

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When Amber Hewerdine consults a hypnotherapist as a desperate last resort, she doesn't expect that anything much will change. She doesn't expect it to help with her chronic insomnia ...She doesn't expect to hear herself, under hypnosis, saying words that mean nothing to her: 'Kind, cruel, kind of cruel' - words she has seen somewhere before, if only she could remember where ...She doesn't expect to be arrested two hours later, as a result of having spoken those words out loud, in connection with the brutal murder of Katharine Allen, a woman she's never heard of ...

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  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 110 x 176 x 34mm | 258.55g
  • Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Hodder Paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1444736728
  • 9781444736724
  • 188,385

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A rich mix of the dark and the diverting. Brilliantly believable Sunday Times Stunningly clever and compelling Heat Hannah excels at dissecting human behaviour, and the way she describes little acts of cruelty can send real chills down the spine. Psychologies Cool, calculating and utterly chilling, KIND OF CRUEL is another compulsive book from Hannah. Observer Hannah has outdone herself with KIND OF CRUEL ... Her trademark precision-layered structure creates a multi-dimensional maze that holds at its centre a revelation which is truly hair-raising, even by Hannah's standards. Independent on Sunday For those who demand emotional intelligence and literary verve from their thrillers, Sophie Hannah is the writer of choice. Guardian One of the great unmissables of this genre - intelligent, classy and with a wonderfully Gothic imagination. The Times 'Hannah's novels combine traditional police procedurals with intense psychological thrillers ... compelling' Weekend Herald, Auckland 'All the psychological aspects and the mystery that oozes from this story drew me in.' Australian Bookshelf blog 'Suspenseful reading. Compelling.' The Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin 'Hannah likes being rebellious when it comes to conforming to crime genre expectations - unpredictable as well. And in this, her seventh novel, she's come up with the goods again by starting with another apparently impossible mystery ... A twisted, downright chilling yarn that spells cool from every angle. Delicious idea, told well. The Courier Mail 'Hannah was a poet before she took up the pen to write thrillers but unlike most in her position, her novel writing is gritty and stripped back and she has a talent for the swift elucidation of character. KIND OF CRUEL is superior mystery fiction.' The Age

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About Sophie Hannah

Sophie Hannah is a bestselling crime fiction writer and poet. Her psychological thrillers LITTLE FACE, HURTING DISTANCE, THE POINT OF RESCUE, THE OTHER HALF LIVES, A ROOM SWEPT WHITE and LASTING DAMAGE have received critical acclaim and have been translated into more than twenty languages. She lives in Cambridge with her husband and two children. Visit Sophie's website,, and follow her on Twitter at

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