Kind of Cruel

Kind of Cruel

A Novel

Format
ePub
Price
$12.99
 
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781101615508
  • 448 Pages
  • G.P. Putnam’s Sons
  • Adult

Overview

“Brilliantly executed psychological suspense” (Booklist, starred review) from the bestselling author of The Wrong Mother

When Amber Hewerdine consults a hypnotherapist as a desperate last resort, she doesn’t expect that anything much will change.
 
She doesn’t expect it to help with her chronic insomnia.

She doesn’t expect to hear herself, under hypnosis, saying words that mean nothing to her: ‘Kind, cruel, kind of cruel’ – words she has seen somewhere before, if only she could remember where.

She doesn’t expect to be arrested two hours later, as a result of having spoken those words out loud, in connection with the brutal murder of Katharine Allen, a woman she’s never heard of . . .
 
Kind of Cruel is the 7th book in Hannah’s acclaimed Zailer & Waterhouse series. Charlie and Simon have just gotten married, but domestic bliss is proving rather illusive, not least because Charlie ends up in Simon’s investigation as a witness. Charlie’s sister Liv is still sleeping with Gibbs, making Simon’s work life complicated and irritating Charlie to no end. And Simon’s boss and adversary, The Snowman, is still being generally horrible. Featuring all the Spilling PD characters fans know and love, Sophie Hannah’s trademark dark, twisty plot will keep readers guessing until the very end.
Kind of Cruel

Kind of Cruel

Sophie Hannah

Praise

Praise for Sophie Hannah

“This is a dark exploration of the intricacies of control and desire, and what can happen when they turn horribly warped. This may be Sophie Hannah’s best book yet.” – Tana French, bestselling author of In The Woods and Broken Harbor

“Sophie Hannah is a prodigious talent. I can’t wait to see what she does next.” – Laura Lippman, author of The Most Dangerous Thing

“Hannah, who understands psychological mayhem as well as Ruth Rendell and maybe even Sigmund Freud, is best read with a crisis counselor on speed-dial. The tight plotting and excruciatingly precise clues make for a superlatively uneasy read.” — Kirkus

“Hannah takes domestic scenarios, adds disquieting touches and turns up the suspense until you’re checking under the bed for murderers . . . it’s this real-life research that helps make it so convincing – and so unsettling.” —The Independent
 
“Meticulously plotted . . . so dark and shocking.” —Associated Press

“This utterly gripping thriller should establish Hannah as one of the great unmissables of this genre—intelligent, classy and with a wonderfully Gothic imagination.” —The Times (London)

 “The power this novel packs derives from narrators that play fast and loose with what they know. . . . The solution is a stunner.” —The Boston Globe

“Sophie Hannah has quickly established herself as a doyenne of the ‘home horror’ school of psychological tension, taking domestic situations and wringing from them dark, gothic thrills.”  —Financial Times (UK)

“A master of intricate plotting, Hannah seamlessly melds the police procedural with a gothic-inspired whodunit.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

 “Sophie Hannah has been rightly praised for intricate and accomplished psychological thrillers which dissect the dark side of human relationships.”  —The Guardian (London)
 
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