KindOfCruelPaperback_2Kind of Cruel

2012

Sophie’s seventh psychological crime novel to feature Simon Waterhouse and Charlie Zailer

Amber Hewerdine knows more than she is telling. She knows that she hasn’t slept since the arson attack that killed her best friend. She knows that it is not normal for four members of your family to disappear without warning or explanation one Christmas morning, and then to return two days later and never speak of it again. And she knows that somewhere, buried deep in her subconscious, is the key to what happened all those years ago at Little Orchard.

Kind, Cruel, Kind of Cruel. These are the words Amber keeps coming back to. But what do they mean? And why is she arrested within hours of saying them, for the murder of a woman she’s never heard of…’


‘An exploration of memory and the way trauma lives on in the present. Cool, calculating and utterly chilling, Kind of Cruel is another compulsive book from Hannah, to be gulped down with all the lights on and someone to grab when the sense of menace grows too great.’   Observer

‘[Hannah] has outdone herself with Kind Of Cruel…A multi-dimensional maze that holds at its centre a revelation which is truly hair-raising, even by Hannah’s standards.’  Independent on Sunday

‘Intelligent, reflective and stunningly written’ Sunday Express

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