Kind of Cruel

Kind of Cruel

Book - 2012
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A brilliant suspense novel about secrets buried deep in the subconscious mind. From the author of "A Room Swept White."
Publisher: Toronto :, Penguin Canada,, [2012].
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9780143177371
Characteristics: 376 pages ;,21 cm.


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Dec 19, 2016

(The seventh book in the Culver Valley Crime series)

Aug 09, 2015

English novel about a woman who may have a clue to the murders of two women in housefires. The story intricately involves the psychiatrist she ends up seeing and her extended family. Very confusing plot analysis and storytelling of the heroine and psychiatrist points of view and not very meaningful. Waste of time here - nothing revelatory.

Apr 12, 2014

Something kept me reading... perhaps my wish and expectation that ms. hannah would pull it off at the end?. Far too long and every situation and interaction seemed complicated for the SAKE of confusion, rather than plot! Do I sound like a frustrated reader?! I feel she took hold of a story too ambitious for her abilities.

Nov 26, 2013

Another great read by Hannah. I have read most of her books and they are all totally absorbing page turners.

Nov 14, 2013

Sophie Hannah always provides a great read. Totally engrossing.

ChristchurchLib Sep 09, 2013

"In this 7th novel to feature Sergeant Charlotte "Charlie" Zailer and Detective Simon Waterhouse, Charlie's trying to quit smoking with the help of a hypnotherapist. While waiting for her appointment, she speaks with a fellow client who repeats a phrase ("kind, cruel, kind of cruel") that had been found at the scene of a brutal crime. When the woman is brought in for questioning, her complex and unusual (perhaps even suspicious) background complicates the investigation. Because this complex series builds relationships from book to book and incorporates a lot of characters, newcomers should start at the beginning, with Little Face." September 2013 Thrillers and Suspense newsletter

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