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Araminta Hall - Author

About the Author

Araminta Hall began her career in journalism as a staff writer on teen magazine Bliss, becoming Health and Beauty editor of New Woman. On her way, she wrote regular features for the Mirror's Saturday supplement and ghost-wrote the super-model Caprice's column.

 

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Featured books by Araminta Hall

Dot

Dot

Author: Araminta Hall Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2014

The remarkable new novel from the bestselling author of Everything and Nothing is a warm and heartbreaking tale of three generations of women. In a higgledy-piggledy house with turrets and tunnels towering over the sleepy Welsh village of Druith, two girls play hide and seek. They don't see its grandeur or the secrets locked behind doors they cannot open. They see lots of brilliant places to hide. Squeezed under her mother's bed, pulse racing with the thrill of a new hiding place Dot sees something else: a long-forgotten photograph of a man, his hair blowing in the breeze. Dot stares so long at the photograph the image begins to disintegrate before her eyes, and as the image fades it is replaced with one thought: 'I think it's definitely him.' DOT is the story of one little girl and how her one small action changes the lives of those around her for ever.

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Other books by Araminta Hall

Our Kind of Cruelty The most addictive psychological thriller of 2018, tipped by Gillian Flynn and Lisa Jewell

Our Kind of Cruelty The most addictive psychological thriller of 2018, tipped by Gillian Flynn and Lisa Jewell

Author: Araminta Hall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2019

_________________________________ LOVE. OBSESSION. DANGER. 'Simply one of the most disturbing thrillers I've read in years. In short I loved it, right down to the utterly chilling final line' - Gillian Flynn, author of GONE GIRL Our Kind of Cruelty is: 'Astonishingly dark.' 'Chilling. Disturbing. Addictive.' 'Gripping, unsettling, and brilliantly constructed.' 'The year's best thriller.' _________________________________ VERITY Things were difficult with Mike by the end. He was too much, too controlling - sometimes, I was afraid of him. But I've moved on now. I'm getting married to the man of my dreams - he looks after me, but he doesn't stifle me. Mike and the games we used to play - that's all in the past now. It's time to move on. Mike and I are finished. MIKE It was just a matter of time until she came back to me. After what I did, maybe she's right to make me wait. But Verity knows how sorry I am. And the messages she sends me, the way she calls me, the way she acted last time I saw her - no-one acts like that if they've stopped caring. She'll be mine again. No matter who stands in my way. _________________________________ 'A propulsive and addictive study of the darkness of obsessive love. I was completely gripped from the first word to the last.' LISA JEWELL 'As merciless a thriller as I've ever read. Astonishingly dark and sensationally accomplished.' AJ FINN, author of The Woman in the Window 'A tense intelligent thriller that kept me gripped and guessing until the last page - and thinking long after that.' ERIN KELLY 'A searing, chilling sliver of perfection... may well turn out to be the year's best thriller.' NEW YORK TIMES SUMMER READING ISSUE 'Readers of weary of domestic noir should pick up Our Kind of Cruelty, a splendidly written novel that gives the genre a shot in the arm ... pacily written and hugely involving... I was gripped until the last pages.' DAILY EXPRESS 'A taut, fascinating psychological thriller. Original and powerful. Be prepared for questions to linger in your head for a long time afterward.' JULIA HEABERLIN 'Toxic love, obsession, and the unflinching unravelling of a mind. Scarily plausible, a great read.' ALI LAND 'Chilling. Disturbing. Addictive. I couldn't put this down.' EMMA FLINT 'Like watching a slow motion car-crash through splayed fingers' TAMMY COHEN 'An addictive dive into dangerous, extreme obsession. A must-read' JULIA CROUCH 'the orchestration of suspense is masterly' FINANCIAL TIMES 'disturbing and thrilling' DAILY MAIL 'This brilliant, thought-provoking thriller will keep you up at night' BEST MAGAZINE 'Darkly addictive, this is set to be one of the most talked-about thrillers of the year' HEAT MAGAZINE 'I devoured this gripping, unsettling, and brilliantly constructed thriller in one gulp' WOMAN AND HOME

Our Kind of Cruelty

Our Kind of Cruelty

Author: Araminta Hall Format: eBook Release Date: 03/05/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall, read by Nick Hendrix and Eleanor Matsuura._____________________________Passion. Obsession. Murder.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..._________________________________'A propulsive and addictive study of the darkness of obsessive love. I was completely gripped from the first word to the last.' LISA JEWELL'As merciless a thriller as I've ever read. Astonishingly dark and sensationally accomplished.' AJ FINN, author of The Woman in the Window'A tense intelligent thriller that kept me gripped and guessing until the last page - and thinking long after that.' ERIN KELLY'A taut, fascinating psychological thriller. Original and powerful. Be prepared for questions to linger in your head for a long time afterward.' JULIA HEABERLIN'Toxic love, obsession, and the unflinching unravelling of a mind. Scarily plausible, a great read.' ALI LAND'Chilling. Disturbing. Addictive. I couldn't put this down.' EMMA FLINT'Like watching a slow motion car-crash through splayed fingers' TAMMY COHEN'An addictive dive into dangerous, extreme obsession. A must-read' JULIA CROUCH

Our Kind of Cruelty The most addictive psychological thriller of 2018, tipped by Gillian Flynn and Lisa Jewell

Our Kind of Cruelty The most addictive psychological thriller of 2018, tipped by Gillian Flynn and Lisa Jewell

Author: Araminta Hall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2018

_________________________________ LOVE. OBSESSION. DANGER. `Simply one of the most disturbing thrillers I've read in years. In short I loved it, right down to the utterly chilling final line' - Gillian Flynn, author of GONE GIRL Our Kind of Cruelty is: `Astonishingly dark.' `Chilling. Disturbing. Addictive.' `Gripping, unsettling, and brilliantly constructed.' `The year's best thriller.' _________________________________ VERITY Things were difficult with Mike by the end. He was too much, too controlling - sometimes, I was afraid of him. But I've moved on now. I'm getting married to the man of my dreams - he looks after me, but he doesn't stifle me. Mike and the games we used to play - that's all in the past now. It's time to move on. Mike and I are finished. MIKE It was just a matter of time until she came back to me. After what I did, maybe she's right to make me wait. But Verity knows how sorry I am. And the messages she sends me, the way she calls me, the way she acted last time I saw her - no-one acts like that if they've stopped caring. She'll be mine again. No matter who stands in my way. _________________________________ 'A propulsive and addictive study of the darkness of obsessive love. I was completely gripped from the first word to the last.' LISA JEWELL 'As merciless a thriller as I've ever read. Astonishingly dark and sensationally accomplished.' AJ FINN, author of The Woman in the Window `A tense intelligent thriller that kept me gripped and guessing until the last page - and thinking long after that.' ERIN KELLY 'A searing, chilling sliver of perfection... may well turn out to be the year's best thriller.' NEW YORK TIMES SUMMER READING ISSUE 'Readers of weary of domestic noir should pick up Our Kind of Cruelty, a splendidly written novel that gives the genre a shot in the arm ... pacily written and hugely involving... I was gripped until the last pages.' DAILY EXPRESS `A taut, fascinating psychological thriller. Original and powerful. Be prepared for questions to linger in your head for a long time afterward.' JULIA HEABERLIN `Toxic love, obsession, and the unflinching unravelling of a mind. Scarily plausible, a great read.' ALI LAND 'Chilling. Disturbing. Addictive. I couldn't put this down.' EMMA FLINT 'Like watching a slow motion car-crash through splayed fingers' TAMMY COHEN `An addictive dive into dangerous, extreme obsession. A must-read' JULIA CROUCH 'the orchestration of suspense is masterly' FINANCIAL TIMES 'disturbing and thrilling' DAILY MAIL 'This brilliant, thought-provoking thriller will keep you up at night' BEST MAGAZINE 'Darkly addictive, this is set to be one of the most talked-about thrillers of the year' HEAT MAGAZINE 'I devoured this gripping, unsettling, and brilliantly constructed thriller in one gulp' WOMAN AND HOME

Dot

Dot

Author: Araminta Hall Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/01/2014

The remarkable new novel from the bestselling author of Everything and Nothing is a warm and heartbreaking tale of three generations of women. In a higgledy-piggledy house with turrets and tunnels towering over the sleepy Welsh village of Druith, two girls play hide and seek. They don't see its grandeur or the secrets locked behind doors they cannot open. They see lots of brilliant places to hide. Squeezed under her mother's bed, pulse racing with the thrill of a new hiding place Dot sees something else: a long-forgotten photograph of a man, his hair blowing in the breeze. Dot stares so long at the photograph the image begins to disintegrate before her eyes, and as the image fades it is replaced with one thought: 'I think it's definitely him.' DOT is the story of one little girl and how her one small action changes the lives of those around her for ever.

ebook of the month
Dot

Dot

Author: Araminta Hall Format: eBook Release Date: 23/05/2013

The remarkable new novel from the bestselling author of Everything and Nothing which weaves together three generations of women, intercutting their stories to create a warm and heartbreaking tale.In a higgledy-piggledy house with turrets and tunnels towering over the sleepy Welsh village of Druith, two girls play hide and seek. They don't see its grandeur or the secrets locked behind doors they cannot open. They see lots of brilliant places to hide.Squeezed under her mother's bed, pulse racing with the thrill of a new hiding place Dot sees something else: a long-forgotten photograph of a man, his hair blowing in the breeze. Dot stares so long at the photograph the image begins to disintegrate before her eyes, and as the image fades it is replaced with one thought: `I think it's definitely him.'DOT is the story of one little girl and how her one small action changes the lives of those around her for ever.

Everything and Nothing

Everything and Nothing

Author: Araminta Hall Format: eBook Release Date: 17/01/2013

A gripping psychological suspense readCupboards were sticky from spilt jam and honey, and the oven smoked when you turned it on because of the fat that had built up over the years. Agatha would never, ever let her future home end up like this. She would never leave it every day like Ruth did. She would never put her trust in strangers.Ruth and Christian are - just - holding their marriage together, after Christian's disastrous affair a year ago. But chaos beckons, and when the family are suddenly left without any childcare, Agatha comes into their lives to solve all their problems. But Agatha is not as perfect as she seems and her love for the children masks a deeper secret.Everything and Nothing is a stunningly assured debut, superbly evoking an atmosphere of inexorable and sinister menace that builds to a mesmerising climax in a story that is, at its heart, about thwarted and damaged love.

Everything and Nothing

Everything and Nothing

Author: Araminta Hall Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

A family near breaking point hire a nanny with secrets of her own in this gripping novel from an exciting new talent. On the surface, Ruth and Christian seem like an ordinary working couple with two kids - and a home in chaos. As the cracks in their marriage widen, they decide to get their very own super-nanny, Aggie. Quietly efficient, she brings calm and order, and the children adore her. But why is Aggie so eager to gain their trust? Is there something sinister about her efforts to create the perfect family? And what is she really doing in their home? `Everything and Nothing' builds to a mesmerising climax in a story that is, at its heart, about thwarted and damaged love.