• Kind of Cruel

  • Spilling CID, Book 7
  • By: Sophie Hannah
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Sastre
  • Length: 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (55 ratings)

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Kind of Cruel

By: Sophie Hannah
Narrated by: Elizabeth Sastre
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2013 Sophie Hannah (P)2013 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

Kind of Cruel is meticulously constructed, its characters are memorable, and its tone delicately balances the book’s deadly serious (and not for the faint of heart) storyline against some unexpected humor.” (The Seattle Times)

“This is [a] brilliantly executed psychological suspense with a complex plot brought to a horribly logical conclusion.” (Booklist, starred review) 

"An exploration of memory and the way trauma lives on in the present. Cool, calculating and utterly chilling, Kind of Cruel is another compulsive book from Hannah, to be gulped down with all the lights on and someone to grab when the sense of menace grows too great.” (The Observer, London)

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Finished in 3 days!

Loved it, I just couldn't stop listening I finished this so fast! I've enjoyed all of Sophie Hannah's books so far.