<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 . . .