Kind of Cruel

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, Aug 6, 2013 - Fiction - 448 pages
18 Reviews

?Kind, cruel, kind of cruel. Amber thinks it's just nonsense, a side effect of being hypnotized for the first time. But when she's arrested for a brutal murder two hours later, those four words are the key to clearing her name? if only she could remember where she'd seen them. Amber Hewerdine suffers from chronic insomnia. As a last resort, she visits a hypnotherapist, doubtful that anything will really change. Under hypnosis, Amber hears herself saying, ?Kind, cruel, kind of cruel. The words awaken a vague memory, but she dismisses the whole episode as nonsense. Two hours later, however, Amber is arrested for the brutal murder of a woman she's never heard of, and the only way she can clear her name is by remembering exactly where she's seen those words.

Kind of Cruel
is the latest page-turner in Hannah's Zailer and Waterhouse mystery series, and will enthrall Hannah's ever-growing readership.

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Review: Kind of Cruel (Spilling CID #7)

User Review  - Wendy - Goodreads

The same flavour as Sophie Hannah's other books- psychological thriller. I enjoyed this, and the perspective of the hypnotherapist appealed to me particularly. Some of the characters I wasn't so fond ... Read full review

Review: Kind of Cruel (Spilling CID #7)

User Review  - Anna Falbo - Goodreads

The premise is fascinating: during a hypnotherapy session a woman speaks words that mean nothing to her but which she knows must be important. Those words are "Kind, Cruel, Kind of Cruel," and they ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

Sophie Hannah is the author of six novels and is also an award-winning poet. She lives in Cambridge, England, with her husband and two children.

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