A week or so ago, I wrote about wishing for this book...and I was all prepared to preorder it. Sophie Hannah is one of my favorite authors of dark mystery, and Kind of Cruel sounds like one I have to read.
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.
But just as I was poised to order it, I found it in the Amazon Vine newsletter. Even better!
So I’m expecting it this week! Along with another book that’s been calling to me:
The Husband’s Secret, by Liane Moriarty.
Imagine that your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret—something with the potential to destroy not just the life you built together, but the lives of others as well. Imagine, then, that you stumble across that letter while your husband is still very much alive. ..
I’m very excited about both of these books…and I’ll be rushing to the mailbox today, hoping to find at least one of them!
What books are calling to you?