Our Kind of Cruelty

Written by Araminta Hall




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…





Striking, Impressive, Dazzling and Devastating!  5 stars


If I had even the vaguest notion of how good this book was going to be, I don’t think it would ever have been anywhere but the very top of my reading list. I can hardly believe that such a superb read has been hanging around, waiting for me to reach it!

Mike and Verity have history; romantic history. Slowly this story peels back it’s layers and reveals the inner core to us, the readers. From page one I was hooked. The style of writing makes it very hard to set the book aside when real life intervenes – which is why I read it in less than a day.

A finely sculpted dark tale of love and obsession, this is a stunning read. Told from Mike’s point of view, his relationship with Verity is revealed little by little and there is a LOT of information to take in. My sympathy changed direction several times. I think that, more than any other book, this one has made me realise how difficult it must be for detectives to take everyone’s statements of a crime and make sense out of them. I know that all witnesses tell things from their point of view, but this author has driven that point home like no other. Above all, this is one story I’m not going to forget in a hurry. Striking, impressive, dazzling and devastating, this is a five star read to which I give the very highest recommendation!

My sincere thanks to publishers Michael Joseph at Penguin UK for pre-approving my requests via NetGalley. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.



Tags: psychological thriller



  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1500 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
  • Publication Date: 19 April 2018
  • Link to Buy: http://amzn.eu/iWjUi4r




Meet the Author


B1CLcuD1eXS._UX250_My new novel Our Kind of Cruelty is being published in the UK on 3rd May and in the US on 8th May.

It’s a dark psychological thriller told from the viewpoint of Mike, a damaged man who cannot accept his long-term relationship with Verity, has finished. I am a massive fan of the thriller writers of old, like Patricia Highsmith and Daphne Du Maurier, who were such masters at taking us deep in to delusional minds.

I am also the author of Everything & Nothing (2011) and Dot (2013).

I live in Brighton with my husband and three children.

You can contact me on twitter at @aramintahall






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