Araminta Hall

1 Our Kind of Cruelty

Author : Araminta Hall
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature 
Price :  $13.99
Release Date :  2018-05-08
Description :  <b>One of LitHub</b><b>’</b><b>s Most Anticipated Thrillers of 2018</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>“A searing, chilling sliver of perfection . . . May well turn out to be the year’s best thriller.” —Charles Finch, <i>The New York Times Book Review</i></b><br /><br /><b>“</b><b>This is simply one of the nastiest and most disturbing thrillers I</b><b>’</b><b>ve read in years. I loved it, right down to the utterly chilling final line.</b><b>”</b><b> —Gillian Flynn</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>“A perfect nightmare of a novel—as merciless a thriller as I’ve ever read. Astonishingly dark and sensationally accomplished.” —A. J. Finn, author of <i>The Woman in the Window</i></b><br /><b><i></i></b><br />A spellbinding, darkly twisted novel about desire and obsession, and the complicated lines between truth and perception, <i>Our Kind of Cruelty</i> introduces Araminta Hall, a chilling new voice in psychological suspense.<br /><br />This is a love story. <i>Mike’s</i> love story.<br /><br />Mike Hayes fought his way out of a brutal childhood and into a quiet, if lonely, life before he met Verity Metcalf. V taught him about love, and in return, Mike has dedicated his life to making her happy. He’s found the perfect home, the perfect job; he’s sculpted himself into the physical ideal V has always wanted. He knows they’ll be blissfully happy together.<br /><br />It doesn’t matter that she hasn’t been returning his e-mails or phone calls.<br />It doesn’t matter that she says she’s marrying Angus.<br /><br />It’s all just part of the secret game they used to play. If Mike watches V closely, he’ll see the signs. If he keeps track of her every move, he’ll know just when to come to her rescue . . .

2 Everything and Nothing

Author : Araminta Hall
Genre :  Mysteries & Thrillers  Books  Fiction & Literature  Literary  Family 
Price :  $0.99
Release Date :  2011-01-20
Description :  A family near breaking point hire a nanny with secrets of her own in this gripping novel from an exciting new talent.<br /><br />On the surface, Ruth and Christian seem like an ordinary working couple with two kids – and a home in chaos. As the cracks in their marriage widen, they decide to get their very own super-nanny, Aggie. Quietly efficient, she brings calm and order, and the children adore her.<br /><br />But why is Aggie so eager to gain their trust? Is there something sinister about her efforts to create the perfect family? And what is she really doing in their home?<br /><br />‘Everything and Nothing’ builds to a mesmerising climax in a story that is, at its heart, about thwarted and damaged love.<br /><br />Reviews<br /><br />‘Unputdownable…chillingly well-drawn’ Sophie Hannah<br /><br />‘An assured debut takes the Mary Poppins myth and turns it into a menacing tale of the enemy invited in…What makes this smartly written first novel so disturbing is its moral ambiguity’ Daisy Goodwin, The Sunday Times<br /><br />‘A suspenseful and emotive examination of a family in meltdown…It’s a skilfully executed debut novel that nestles perfectly alongside the dark, nuanced psychological thrills of Daphne du Maurier and Sophie Hannah’ Waterstones Books Quarterly<br /><br />'”Everything and Nothing” is a beautifully written, completely gripping novel that plays on the unsettling notion that sometimes the least safe place is your very own home' Emily Mortimer<br /><br />About the author<br /><br />Araminta Hall began her career in journalism as a staff writer on teen magazine Bliss, becoming Health and Beauty editor of New Woman. On her way, she wrote regular features for the Mirror's Saturday supplement and ghost-wrote the super-model Caprice's column.

3 Dot

Author : Araminta Hall
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Action & Adventure  Classics 
Price :  $1.99
Release Date :  2013-05-01
Description :  The remarkable new novel from the bestselling author of Everything and Nothing is a warm and heartbreaking tale of three generations of women.<br /><br />In a higgledy-piggledy house with turrets and tunnels towering over the sleepy Welsh village of Druith, two girls play hide and seek. They don’t see its grandeur or the secrets locked behind doors they cannot open. They see lots of brilliant places to hide.<br /><br />Squeezed under her mother’s bed, pulse racing with the thrill of a new hiding place Dot sees something else: a long-forgotten photograph of a man, his hair blowing in the breeze. Dot stares so long at the photograph the image begins to disintegrate before her eyes, and as the image fades it is replaced with one thought: ‘I think it’s definitely him.’<br /><br />DOT is the story of one little girl and how her one small action changes the lives of those around her for ever.<br /><br />Reviews<br /><br />Praise for Dot:<br /><br />‘Dot is a moving, passionate novel about the connections between families and how we repeat and re-live the mistakes of the past. It made me think about what it means as a woman to both to have and to be a daughter, mother and grandmother' Emily Mortimer, star of Doll &amp; Em<br /><br />‘An emotionally compelling and deeply moving novel – I loved it’<br />Daisy Goodwin<br /><br />‘Beautifully written; [Dot] is lyrical and haunting, whilst also being sad and true. It is a completely compelling read with a very satisfying plot. It stayed with me for a long time after reading’ Dolly Wells star of Doll &amp; Em<br /><br />‘Araminta Hall is an exceptionally talented writer… A thoroughly enjoyable read’<br />Carol Birch, author of Jamrach’s Menagerie<br /><br />‘This is a powerful tale about the negative effects of paternal irresponsibility, yet ultimately how string female friendships overthrow the damage done by it. Stunning’ IMAGE MAGAZINE<br /><br />‘Mixing melancholic home truths with uniquely British humour. This is a deeply moving triumph’ STAR MAGAZINE<br /><br />Praise for Everything and Nothing:<br /><br />‘An assured debut… I suspect that this will be the first of what promises to be a new genre: the nanny chiller’ Daisy Goodwin SUNDAY TIMES<br /><br />‘Chilling and suspenseful’ THE SUN’s ‘Best of 2011’ book picks<br /><br />‘An unsettling, menacing read’ GRAZIA, 2011 Reading List selection<br /><br />‘A suspenseful and emotive examination of a family in meltdown…a skilfully executed debut novel’ WATERSTONES BOOK QUARTERLY<br /><br />‘A beautifully written, completely gripping novel that plays on the unsettling notion that sometimes the least safe place is your very own home’ Emily Mortimer<br /><br />About the author<br /><br />Araminta Hall has worked as a journalist since 1994 at some of Emap's biggest titles, including Bliss Magazine and New Woman. Since 2000 she has freelanced for a variety of magazines and national newspapers. She lives in Brighton with her husband and three children.

4 Kein sicherer Ort

Author : Araminta Hall
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books 
Price :  $5.99
Release Date :  2012-07-20
Description :  Ruth und Christian fällt ein Stein vom Herzen. Ihr neues Kindermädchen erweist sich als wahre Perle. Aufopferungsvoll kümmert sich Aggie um die Kinder, nebenbei bringt sie den Haushalt auf Vordermann. <br/> <br/> Doch schon bald wird Ruth das allzu perfekte Kindermädchen immer suspekter. Bildet sie sich die merkwürdigen Blicke, das seltsame Verhalten Aggies nur ein? Was Ruth nicht weiß: Hinter der Fassade des liebevollen Kindermädchens verbirgt sich ein düsteres Geheimnis. <br/> <br/> Während Ruth und Christian auf der Arbeit sind, geschehen im Haus Dinge, von denen sie nicht die leiseste Ahnung haben ...

5 Une dangereuse emprise

Author : Araminta Hall
Genre :  Fiction & Literature  Books  Literary 
Price :  $15.99
Release Date :  2012-02-09
Description :  Au cœur des angoisses de toute mère, un premier roman au suspense redoutable. <br /><br /> Jeune maman débordée en pleine crise conjugale, Ruth Donaldson reprend espoir le jour où elle embauche Agatha. <br /> En un rien de temps, Agatha réorganise la maison, plante un petit potager, persuade Betty, cinq ans, de faire ses nuits dans son lit et parvient même à apprivoiser le petit Hal qui, à trois ans, n'a toujours pas prononcé un mot. Bref, la baby-sitter parfaite. <br /><br /> Un peu trop parfaite... Car tout à son soulagement de pouvoir souffler et se consacrer de nouveau à son job et à son mari, Ruth ne réalise pas qu'Agatha a autre chose en tête que le bien-être des petits. Et que derrière ce masque de perfection se cache une personnalité troublée prête à tout pour exercer sa dangereuse emprise...<br />

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