Our kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall Book Review 
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Our kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall Book Review

Our kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall Book Review 



This is a love story. This is a tragedy. This is a book about a break up so bad that when you put the pieces of the love story back together, what you get is MURDER …


Mike knows that most of us travel through the world as one half of a whole, desperately searching for that missing person to make us complete.

But he and Verity are different. They have found each other and nothing and no one will tear them apart.

It doesn’t matter that Verity is marrying another man.

You see, Verity and Mike play a game together, a secret game they call ‘the crave’, the aim being to demonstrate what they both know: that Verity needs Mike, and only Mike.

Verity’s upcoming marriage is the biggest game she and Mike have ever played. And it’s for the highest stakes.

Except this time in order for Mike and Verity to be together, someone has to die …


Our kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall Book Review 

We have Mike, he is successful, lives in a nice house and adores his girlfriend or ex-girlfriend Verity or V. When they were in a relationship, they engaged in this game called the Crave. The Game involved in V standing alone in a club and if she gets to chat up unsuspecting men, Mike goes and rescues her and this turned on them.

The relationship is over and Mike is having a hard time accepting this fact. He thinks V is punishing him for his indiscretion when he was in New York. That this is part of their Crave. He’s back to London to get V back. Mike gets an email from V that she is getting married and he thinks this is all part of their game.

Our Kind Of Cruelty is One of the weirdest books I’ve read this year. I didn’t connect with any of the characters as they were unlikeable. Mike is deranged and Verity isn’t so great either. I found it hard to go through at first as Mike got on my nerves as all he does is talks about V. V this, V that. It’s marketed, as a love story but it is more a twisted, dark tale of obsession. I could not understand V actions later in the book, which to me, didn’t make any sense. I did enjoy the trail scenes though. It is an Ok story.

I would like to thank net gallery for a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


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