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Our Kind of Cruelty

Araminta Hall

Passion. Obsession. Murder.

‘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
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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…
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'A taut, nasty thriller about what society does to women who like sex. I loved it!' INDIA KNIGHT

'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

Biography

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…