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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…
This is a really difficult book to discuss without giving too much away, so I'm going to keep this review on the shorter side.
The story is told from the perspective of Mike, who is one of the most delusional, disturbed and unreliable narrators I've read. The novel is definitely character driven, which I enjoyed because I never get tired of getting into a character's mind and learning what makes them tick and this book really explores that.
I found the plot extremely compelling and intriguing and this made it a fairly quick read for me and actually I wouldn't have minded it being a bit longer.
I think that you really need to go into the book with no expectations or ideas of what you think it's going to be like and just let it carry you along on its dark, psychological ride.
Overall, I'm giving Our Kind of Cruelty 4.5 out of 5. It's clever, dark and really compelling.
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About the Author
Araminta Hall has worked as a writer, journalist and teacher. Her first novel, Everything & Nothing, was published in 2011 and became a Richard & Judy read that year. Her second, Dot, was published in 2013. She teaches creative writing at New Writing South in Brighton, where she lives with her husband and three children. Her latest book, Our Kind of Cruelty, is a deeply unsettling thriller of a love story, in which a secret game between lovers has deadly consequences…
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