Our Kind of Cruelty: A Novel
One of LitHub's Most Anticipated Thrillers of 2018"This is simply one of the nastiest and most disturbing thrillers I've read in years. In short: I loved it, right down to the utterly chilling final line." ―Gillian FlynnThis is a love story. Mike’s love story.Mike Hayes fought his way out of a... show more
One of LitHub's Most Anticipated Thrillers of 2018"This is simply one of the nastiest and most disturbing thrillers I've read in years. In short: I loved it, right down to the utterly chilling final line." ―Gillian FlynnThis is a love story. Mike’s love story.Mike Hayes fought his way out of a brutal childhood and into a quiet, if lonely life, before he met Verity Metcalf. V taught him about love, and in return, Mike has dedicated his life to making her happy. He’s found the perfect home, the perfect job, he’s sculpted himself into the physical ideal V has always wanted. He knows they’ll be blissfully happy together.It doesn’t matter that she hasn’t been returning his emails or phone calls.It doesn’t matter that she says she’s marrying Angus.It’s all just part of the secret game they used to play. If Mike watches V closely, he’ll see the signs. If he keeps track of her every move he’ll know just when to come to her rescue…A spellbinding, darkly twisted novel about desire and obsession, and the complicated lines between truth and perception, Our Kind of Cruelty introduces Araminta Hall, a chilling new voice in psychological suspense.
Publish date: 2018-05-08
Publisher: MCD / Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
Wow, this guy Mike was definitely cray, cray. The whole book was about him and Verity (V). The author really only showed us things from his point of view. And, his point of view IMO delved way into the fantastical.The author never tells you what V is thinking until she makes her statement at trial.I...
Mike and Verity, or V as he calls her, are in love, or so he thinks. He’s not even shocked to discover she’s engaged to someone she met during his sojourn in America. It’s all part of the weird game they play and she’ll soon be back again, ready for the next episode. Intense or what! Neither of this...
Mike Hayes grew up being neglected by his mother. While at university he met the beautiful Verity. She taught him about love. Mike became a successful, wealthy, handsome young man. He has dedicated his life to making her happy and making sure everything is perfect so they can live in bliss. He loves...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Book Title: Our Kind of Cruelty Author: Araminta Hall Genre: Psychological Thriller Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux Source: I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~The Blurb (which...