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Kind of Cruel by Sophie Hannah
  

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Shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards 'Crime & Thriller of the Year' 2012.

Some secrets are so dark you keep them even from yourself ...

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Synopsis

Kind of Cruel by Sophie Hannah

When Amber Hewerdine consults a hypnotherapist as a desperate last resort, she doesn't expect that anything much will change. She doesn't expect it to help with her chronic insomnia ...She doesn't expect to hear herself, under hypnosis, saying words that mean nothing to her: 'Kind, cruel, kind of cruel' - words she has seen somewhere before, if only she could remember where ...She doesn't expect to be arrested two hours later, as a result of having spoken those words out loud, in connection with the brutal murder of Katharine Allen, a woman she's never heard of ...

Reviews

'A writer of prodigious talent ... This is a jaw-droppingly assured book which sometimes feels as if there's a plot twist on every page ... This reader was left speechless with admiration ... a truly sensational book.'
Daily Express on LASTING DAMAGE

'A remarkable novel, and an adventure to read ... A first-class whodunit that will keep you reading long into the night.'
Scotsman on A ROOM SWEPT WHITE

'For those who demand emotional intelligence and literary verve from their thrillers, Sophie Hannah is the writer of choice.'
Guardian

'One of the great unmissables of this genre - intelligent, classy and with a wonderfully Gothic imagination.'
The Times

'Like Hannah's previous multilayered thrillers, her seventh offers the unravelling of several mysteries at once, a rich mix of the dark and diverting, and astute portraits of women falling apart'
The Sunday Times Review

About the Author

Sophie Hannah

Sophie Hannah is a best-selling, award-winning poet. Her latest collection, First of the Last Chances, was chosen for the Poetry Book Society’s Next Generation promotion in June 2004. She regularly performs her poetry to live audiences nationwide and abroad, and recently won first prize in the Daphne Du Maurier Festival Short Story Competition for her psychological suspense story The Octopus Nest. Sophie lives in West Yorkshire with her husband and two children.

Click here to read an interview with Sophie Hannah about her new Poirot novel The Monogram Murders.

Click here to read an interview with Sophie Hannah about the story behind her novels A Game for all the Family and The Narrow Bed.

Author Photo © Philippa Gedge

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Publication date

1st August 2012

Author

Sophie Hannah

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Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
528 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9780340980712

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