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Kind of Cruel
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May 1, 2012
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May 31, 2012
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Jan 09, 2014 Phrynne rated it it was amazing
This was such a good book I just could not put it down. The main character was actually allowed to be intelligent and in control. She didn't go to pieces and do stupid things when the police were involved. She didn't put herself in dangerous situations when she should have known better. She acted like a normal, thinking person and yet there was still an exciting story left to tell. Loved it.
Apr 17, 2012 Ciska rated it liked it
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The author
Sophie Hannah lives in Cambridge with her husband and children where she is a Fellow Commoner at Lucy Cavendisch College. As well as writing psychological thrillers she is also a bestselling poet and an award-winning short story writer. More information on Sophie Hannah can be found at

The synopsis
Amber Hewerdine visits a hypnotherapist as a last result to get rid of an insomnia that has been bugging her for 18 months. While there she remembers a group of words that
Feb 15, 2012 Teneal rated it liked it
Kind of Cruel.

I was slightly disappointed with this novel by Sophie Hannah. I usually list her as one of my favourite authors but her latest novel let me down :(

To make a (very) long story short. Amber says the words 'Kind. Cruel. Kind of Cruel' during her first session with Ginny, her hypnotherapist. She then accuses Ginny of being the one to say the words because they mean nothing to her. After storming out and refusing to pay, Amber has a vague memory of seeing the words on a lined sheet of p
Mar 24, 2012 Mary rated it really liked it
Up to her usual good standard. I never fail to get confused as to who is guilty or why until the very end! Enjoyed it.
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