Review: Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall

May 10, 2018

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 emails 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…


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.


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*** 3 Star Review ***


This book started out in the most delicious way. I thought for sure this was going to be a book I wanted to shout about to anyone who would listen...


Then, it began to stretch out. Nothing was really happening. I was losing interest. I just wanted something major, anything major to happen. I had to wait so long, I almost gave up. Then it happened. Then the book took a nose dive.


I thought for sure being in the head of a mad man would be a wild ride. It turned out to be an okay, if not boring, ride for the most part. I will admit that the plot and the way the story is told seems very intriguing. However one can only take so much of the same thoughts and delusions for so long.


By the time I reached the end of the book, I was glad for it to end. This one wasn't a great book, but all in all, it wasn't a dreadful one either. It sits somewhere in the middle. I can definitely see some people really liking it. Unfortunately I am indifferent to it.


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