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Publisher Description

“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 . . .

Mysteries & Thrillers
May 8
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Customer Reviews

KayP1998 ,

Great book!

I loved reading this! It’s the kind of book you just can’t put down! This book is a psychological thriller that grasps the readers attention right away!

Ocho_stinko ,

Good! Interested premise

I loved the first half of this book. But by the time they hit the courthouse I kind of lost interest. Just not very believable.....

Fluffyseb ,

Boring & Unrealistic

Maybe it’s the Brits’ style of writing that I can’t seem to relate with. The plot is implausible, in my opinion. While I could fathom a couple playing a game such as the Crave, I could not see how V’s character was so naive. Therefore, unbelievable.
Spend your money on another book.

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