Kind of Cruel

Kind of Cruel

Book - 2013
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When Amber Hewerdine consults a hypnotherapist as a desperate last resort, 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. And 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.
Publisher: Toronto : Penguin, 2013, ©2012.
ISBN: 9780143177371
0143177370
Characteristics: 376 pages ;,21 cm

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maipenrai
Dec 19, 2016

(The seventh book in the Culver Valley Crime series)

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wilqser
Aug 09, 2015

English novel about a woman who may have a clue to the murders of two women in housefires. The story intricately involves the psychiatrist she ends up seeing and her extended family. Very confusing plot analysis and storytelling of the heroine and psychiatrist points of view and not very meaningful. Waste of time here - nothing revelatory.

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kelliyfults
Apr 12, 2014

Something kept me reading... perhaps my wish and expectation that ms. hannah would pull it off at the end?. Far too long and every situation and interaction seemed complicated for the SAKE of confusion, rather than plot! Do I sound like a frustrated reader?! I feel she took hold of a story too ambitious for her abilities.

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anfieldfan
Nov 26, 2013

Another great read by Hannah. I have read most of her books and they are all totally absorbing page turners.

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meyoubou
Nov 14, 2013

Sophie Hannah always provides a great read. Totally engrossing.

ChristchurchLib Sep 09, 2013

"In this 7th novel to feature Sergeant Charlotte "Charlie" Zailer and Detective Simon Waterhouse, Charlie's trying to quit smoking with the help of a hypnotherapist. While waiting for her appointment, she speaks with a fellow client who repeats a phrase ("kind, cruel, kind of cruel") that had been found at the scene of a brutal crime. When the woman is brought in for questioning, her complex and unusual (perhaps even suspicious) background complicates the investigation. Because this complex series builds relationships from book to book and incorporates a lot of characters, newcomers should start at the beginning, with Little Face." September 2013 Thrillers and Suspense newsletter http://www.nextreads.com/Display2.aspx?SID=5acc8fc1-4e91-4ebe-906d-f8fc5e82a8e0&N=674857

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