Kind of Cruel

Kind of Cruel
Sophie Hannah
Reviewed by Janice O'Halloran
Hodder
Thu, 16/02/2012
9780340980699
£16.99

‘Kind, cruel, kind of cruel’ - words that can conjure up an array of images - or maybe just one - but to Amber Hewardine they are hidden deep in her memory, locked away and seemingly inaccessible.

A consultation with a hypnotherapist regarding a sleep problem begins inadvertently to unlock these memories. However, being placed under arrest for murder soon after was not quite the outcome Amber expected. Who owns the mysterious house at Little Orchard and what lies behind the door of the locked room?
 
Sophie Hannah’s latest novel, a taut psychological thriller with its cast of strong female characters, flows seamlessly enticing the reader into the recesses of the mind, revealing dark and abusive family relationships and secrets  long hidden which ultimately end in a series of chilling murders. A deviously complex crime novel that keeps you enthralled long into the night.
 

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