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
This is a well-written novel about an obsessed man who is incapable of correctly interpreting social cues and a woman whose niceness and sexuality are used against her.
Mike had a rough youth with an alcoholic mother who couldn’t take care of herself, let alone a child or a house. He often went without food and his mother’s boyfriends’ fists led to bruises he did his best to hide. At ten years old, he’s taken away by Social Services. After two years bouncing around in the system, he was taking i ...more
annnndd I love reading about the crazies.
Mike knows that Verity still loves and wants him. So what if she is marrying some other guy? He knows the signs she sends to him and what she really means when she rejects him. He must do something grand to get her back. After all this all has to be another game of "Crave" that they play.
Verity after all does invite him to her wedding.
My book buddy is probably going to say I readed this one sorta wrong BUT I did like it. The front part of the ...more
This is a psychological thriller by author Araminta Hall that is also a love story.
Mike Hays had it all, good job, money and the woman of his dreams but he threw it all away when he had a one night stand. Now V the woman of his dreams is promised to another but Mike is not easily deterred and sets to get her back. Mike is convinced that V's actions all stem from a game they played called 'crave'. Her refusal to answer his emails, inviting him to her wedding are all part of the game or are they. ...more
I think this is going to be a VERY popular book in 2018!
I have tried writing this review 3 times and I keep deleting it because I'm afraid to give away anything about this book. I'll just say it's a very twisted love story and leave it at that.
This was such a compelling read that the pages practically flipped themselves. If you were a fan of You by Caroline Kepnes then I'm certain you'll enjoy this book.
Many thanks to NetGalley for providing me with a digital ARC in exchange for my honest rev ...more
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RELEASE DATE 5/8/18! If you enjoy reading about truly awful humans, you don't want to miss out on meeting Mike.
“I must be cruel only to be kind / Thus bad begins and worse remains behind.”
When I saw my friend Michelle’s review comparing this to one of my favorites, I went and requested it immediately. I spent the next 24 hours waiting with bated breath to see if I would be approved an early copy while simultaneously trying ...more
Wow! This is a very dark, twisted novel about obsession. Mike loves V and is crafting the perfect life for them. The fact that she’s getting married to someone else isn’t enough to alter his plans.
Like Dr. Frankenstein, V has created Mike, but just like the monster, he’s gone off the rails. The story works so well for being told solely from Mike’s perspective. No matter what V does or says, he twists it to fit his version of reality. It’s delightfully scary.
I had trouble believing several of V ...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
No no no. I wanted this book to end differently. I still have questions about who did what and who lied and who is right.
Mike and Verity play a game. A sexual game, but once Mike breaks the rules is it over for good or is Verity going to use the game to make him pay?
The ending sucked. I wanted so much more for Mike and I hated Verity.
Not happy with this one :/