Our Kind of Cruelty

Our Kind of Cruelty : The most addictive psychological thriller of 2018, tipped by Gillian Flynn and Lisa Jewell

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LOVE. OBSESSION.
DANGER.

'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, author of GONE GIRL

Our Kind of Cruelty is:
'Astonishingly dark.'
'Chilling. Disturbing. Addictive.'
'Gripping, unsettling, and brilliantly constructed.'
'The year's best thriller.'
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VERITY
Things were difficult with Mike by the end. He was too much, too controlling - sometimes, I was afraid of him. But I've moved on now. I'm getting married to the man of my dreams - he looks after me, but he doesn't stifle me. Mike and the games we used to play - that's all in the past now.

It's time to move on.
Mike and I are finished.


MIKE
It was just a matter of time until she came back to me. After what I did, maybe she's right to make me wait. But Verity knows how sorry I am. And the messages she sends me, the way she calls me, the way she acted last time I saw her - no-one acts like that if they've stopped caring.

She'll be mine again.
No matter who stands in my way.
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'A propulsive and addictive study of the darkness of obsessive love. I was completely gripped from the first word to the last.' LISA JEWELL

'As merciless a thriller as I've ever read. Astonishingly dark and sensationally accomplished.' AJ FINN, author of The Woman in the Window

'A tense intelligent thriller that kept me gripped and guessing until the last page - and thinking long after that.' ERIN KELLY

'A searing, chilling sliver of perfection... may well turn out to be the year's best thriller.' NEW YORK TIMES SUMMER READING ISSUE

'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 taut, fascinating psychological thriller. Original and powerful. Be prepared for questions to linger in your head for a long time afterward.' JULIA HEABERLIN

'Toxic love, obsession, and the unflinching unravelling of a mind. Scarily plausible, a great read.' ALI LAND

'Chilling. Disturbing. Addictive. I couldn't put this down.' EMMA FLINT

'Like watching a slow motion car-crash through splayed fingers' TAMMY COHEN

'An addictive dive into dangerous, extreme obsession. A must-read' JULIA CROUCH

'the orchestration of suspense is masterly' FINANCIAL TIMES

'disturbing and thrilling' DAILY MAIL

'This brilliant, thought-provoking thriller will keep you up at night' BEST MAGAZINE

'Darkly addictive, this is set to be one of the most talked-about thrillers of the year' HEAT MAGAZINE

'I devoured this gripping, unsettling, and brilliantly constructed thriller in one gulp' WOMAN AND HOME
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 22mm | 255g
  • ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1787460029
  • 9781787460027
  • 50,146

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"An addictive dive into dangerous, extreme obsession. A must-read for 2018"
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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 * "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 *
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About Araminta Hall

Araminta Hall has worked as a writer, journalist and teacher. Her first novel, Everything & Nothing, was published in 2011 and became a Richard & Judy read that year. Her second, Dot, was published in 2013. She teaches creative writing at New Writing South in Brighton, where she lives with her husband and three children. Her latest book, Our Kind of Cruelty, is a deeply unsettling thriller of a love story, in which a secret game between lovers has deadly consequences...
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9,925 ratings
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