Book Review: Our Kind of Cruelty

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Our Kind of Cruelty – Araminta Hall

3.5/5 stars

The epitome of an unreliable narrator, Mike’s story wasn’t really connecting with me at first. I struggled to get through the first 50ish pages, but it’s essential to get into the same mindset as him.

Not really a spoiler, as it’s mentioned in the first couple pages, but Part 2 and 3 amped up the action. The courtroom scene especially felt like something out of a Law and Order: SVU episode, except, you know, as told by the defendant/stalker instead of Olivia Benson.

I love the way the writing manipulated the truth, leaving me wondering what was truly “real” and what happened only in Mike’s mind. I’d read the e-mails and voicemails from V and think, ‘there’s not possible way he can misinterpret this,’ and yet…

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