This is a love story. Mikes 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. Hes found the perfect home, the perfect job, hes sculpted himself into the physical ideal V has always wanted. He knows theyll be blissfully happy together.It doesnt matter that she hasnt been returning his emails or phone calls.It doesnt matter that she says shes marrying Angus.Its all just part of the secret game they used to play. If Mike watches V closely, hell see the signs. If he keeps track of her every move hell know just when to come to her rescueA 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....
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Our Kind of Cruelty Reviews
"I crave you"
"We know what love is: the kindest and the cruelest emotion." Ain't that the truth my friends....
Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall is one heck of a ride. I felt like I was watching my favorite channel ID.... I'd Kill for you. This is a whole mess of lies, sex, obsession, stalking, jealously, greed, and rage. It can't get more juicy then that!
I can definitely see this being a top thriller for 2018. I think this would be a fabulous group read or with a book club.
Mike is mady in l ...more
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Gillian Flynn blurbed it, so I wanted to read it because Gillian Flynn writes amazing thrillers that are taut with suspense, and I figured that anything she liked would be written in the same vein. Sadly, OUR KIND OF CRUELTY, despite the great title, amazing premise, and gorgeous cover, totally fell short for me as a book.
Mike had a terrible, abusive childhood set against a backdrop of poverty and neglect. Now thirty, he has wealth in abund ...more
This is a brilliantly done character study on par with Joe Goldberg from You, and Paul Strom from Best Day Ever. If you’re expecting a fast-paced, suspenseful thriller you’ll be disappointed, but if you’re looking for a highly developed, character driven story of a disturbed individual, pick this one up.
The author has taken “a mad spurt of anger at the continued injustices perpetrated against women in our so-called civilized society” (quote from the Acknowledgements) and developed it into a sto ...more
These days, it seems that every psychological mystery is lavishly compared to Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl. But here is Gillian Flynn herself, blurbing this page-turning new book: “I loved it, right down to the utterly chilling final line.”
Our Kind of Cruelty is a compulsively readable book that truly delivers. It’s not going to make literary history but it’s going to keep you up far beyond bedtime.
Consider our unreliable narrator, Michael Hayes, a successful investment banker with a troubled backg ...more
Well well well! I’ve had my eye on Our Kind of Cruelty for months! My patience was tested because I have had this since December. It sat there... just looking at me.. wanting to be read. Obviously, I gave in and I’m so glad I did!
So what’s it about? It’s a love story. Mike’s love story as the book description says. Mike and Verity had been together for 9 years. They loved to play a game called Crave. It was their special thing, no one would understand it. Mike knows that, no one is like Mike an ...more
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Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall was one of those books that was very hard for me to rate. On one hand I think that Hall is a masterful storyteller, but on the other I just wasn't incredibly impressed by the execution of this book.
Our Kind of Cruelty is the story of Mike and his girlfriend Verity. Mike loses Verity and then spends the entire book obsessing about her and how to get her back. The idea of this book being told from the obsessive man's perspective was very unique and there ...more
This is a love story. Mike's love story. Mike Hayes has fought his way out of a brutal childhood and into a quiet if lonley life, before he met Verity Metcalf. Verity taught him about love, and in return, Mike dedicated his life to making her happy.
Mike and Verity are in a relationship. They have a healthy sex relationship which includes playing a game called Crave. Mike will do anything for Verity. When the relationship ends, Mike is devastated. He will do whatever he can to get her back. Altho ...more
This is an excellent psychological thriller. It has been a while since a read a book that left me reeling.
Mike and Verity met in college and were together for eight years. A few months after the relationship ended Mike received an invitation to Verity's wedding. He had been living and working in New York and had recently moved back to London where V, short for Verity, also lives.
Mike is settling back in London and getting the house ready for V's return because he knows they're meant for each o ...more