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Our Kind of Cruelty

(2018)
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“A searing, chilling sliver of perfection . . . May well turn out to be the year’s best thriller.” —Charles Finch, The New York Times Book Review

This is simply one of the nastiest and most disturbing thrillers Ive read in years. I loved it, right down to the utterly chilling final line. —Gillian Flynn

“A perfect nightmare of a novel—as merciless a thriller as I’ve ever read. Astonishingly dark and sensationally accomplished.” —A. J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window

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.

This 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 e-mails 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 . . .



Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Addictive and disturbing - like watching a slow motion car-crash through splayed fingers." - Tammy Cohen

"An addictive dive into dangerous, extreme obsession. A must-read." - Julia Crouch

"Chilling. Disturbing. Addictive. Couldn't put this down." - Emma Flint

"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 Flynn

"A taut, fascinating psychological thriller. Original and powerful. Be prepared for questions to linger in your head for a long time afterward." - Julia Heaberlin

"A tense intelligent thriller that kept me gripped and guessing until the last page - and thinking long after that." - Erin Kelly

"Toxic love, obsession, and the unflinching unravelling of a mind. Scarily plausible, a great read." - Ali Land


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January 2019 : UK Hardback
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Title: Our Kind Of Cruelty
Author(s): Araminta Hall
ISBN: 1-4448-3960-8 / 978-1-4448-3960-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Ltd
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August 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Our Kind of Cruelty
Author(s): Araminta Hall
ISBN: 1-4328-5566-2 / 978-1-4328-5566-6 (USA edition)
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May 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Our Kind of Cruelty: The most addictive psychological thriller you'll read this year
Author(s): Araminta Hall
ISBN: 1-78089-824-X / 978-1-78089-824-7 (UK edition)
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May 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Our Kind of Cruelty: A Novel
Author(s): Araminta Hall
ISBN: 0-374-22819-1 / 978-0-374-22819-4 (USA edition)
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April 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Our Kind of Cruelty: The most addictive psychological thriller you'll read this year
Author(s): Araminta Hall
ISBN: 1-78746-002-9 / 978-1-78746-002-7 (UK edition)
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May 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Our Kind of Cruelty: A Novel
Author(s): Araminta Hall
ISBN: 1-250-21493-9 / 978-1-250-21493-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Picador
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May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Our Kind of Cruelty: The most addictive psychological thriller you'll read this year
Author(s): Araminta Hall
ISBN: 1-78089-825-8 / 978-1-78089-825-4 (UK edition)
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May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: OUR KIND OF CRUELTY (INTERNATIONAL EDITION)
Author(s): ARAMINTA HALL
ISBN: 0-374-90567-3 / 978-0-374-90567-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: MACMILLAN USA
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May 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Our Kind of Cruelty: A Novel
Author(s): Araminta Hall
ISBN: 1-4272-9683-9 / 978-1-4272-9683-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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May 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Our Kind of Cruelty: A Novel
Author(s): Araminta Hall
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May 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Our Kind of Cruelty: A Novel
Author(s): Araminta Hall
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May 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Our Kind of Cruelty: A Novel
Author(s): Araminta Hall
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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May 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Our Kind of Cruelty
Author(s): Araminta Hall
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May 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Our Kind of Cruelty
Author(s): Araminta Hall
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Title: Our Kind of Cruelty
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May 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Our Kind of Cruelty: A Novel
Author(s): Araminta Hall
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April 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Our Kind of Cruelty: The most addictive psychological thriller you'll read this year
Author(s): Araminta Hall
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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