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Kind of Cruel (Culver Valley Crime 7) - Sophie Hannah

Kind of Cruel (Culver Valley Crime 7) - Sophie Hannah

Title: Kind of Cruel

Author:  Sophie Hannah

ISBN:  9780340980699

Weight:  990g

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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…

Peer & Press Reviews

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.


Like Hannah’s previous multilayered thrillers, her seventh offers the unravelling of several mysteries, a rich mix of the dark and diverting, and astute portraits of women falling apart.

The Sunday Times

[Hannah] has outdone herself with Kind Of Cruel…  Her trademark precision-layered structure creates a multi-dimensional maze that holds at its centre a revelation which is truly hair-raising, even by Hannah’s standards.

Independent on Sunday

Bibliographic Info

Title:Kind of Cruel
Book Features
Edition / printing:First edition, first printing
Series:Culver Valley Crime (Spilling CID) – book 7
Overall condition:Fine / Very fine (for more info, see our article on condition grades)
Signed:Yes – on the title page
Book Stats
Publisher:Hodder & Stoughton
Awards and prizes:Shortlisted in the Crime Book of the Year category at the 2012 National Book Awards
Publication date:
Printed by:Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13:9780340980699
ISBN 10:0340980699
Format:Hardcover with dust jacket
Size (h x w x d):241 x 161 x 33mm
Design Credits
Author photo:Mark Mather
Jacket photo:Stuart McClymont / Getty Images
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