Sophie Hannah - Kind of Cruel - SPOILERS please

(13 Posts)
bottleofbeer Thu 24-Jan-13 00:03:44

I'm well late to this thread.

I thought I loved her but I don't. She's too samey, the detectives get on my tits and the revelation in this one doesn't really make much sense.

BUT Stuart McBride has a new one out tomorrow!

He's bloody hilarious. You don't know whether to laugh or vomit. But if you like mystery/crime you should love him.

eminemmerdale Sun 20-Jan-13 18:12:54

ah! there you go then!

KumquatMae Sun 20-Jan-13 18:12:15

Yep that's the one. I don't think it helps that I haven't read them in order so I've had Waterhouse and Charlie in various stages of their relationship and its confusing!

eminemmerdale Sun 20-Jan-13 17:51:21

'Little face'?? that was her first crime-y one.

KumquatMae Sun 20-Jan-13 17:33:39

I loved this, it was the first Sophie Hannah book I read. I've since read Lasting Damage, A Room Swept White and another one I can't remember the name of, and none of them have been quite as enjoyable.

eminemmerdale Sun 20-Jan-13 17:32:58

No!! You have to read it!! I love SH - and she lives near me wink

fromparistoberlin Sun 20-Jan-13 17:29:12

its her sister in law jo

she killed the friend, then the other woman as she saw her hire the fireman constume when she killed the friend

Jo did it as went crazy when she learnt she would be lumbered with her seriously handicapped sister

not the most kind description of her SN sister, anyway...

but protaginist has happy ending!

Ruffello Wed 16-Jan-13 19:28:39

I hated it too. It was recommended to me on here when I was looking for audio book suggestions. I persevered to the end, but really wish I hadn't bothered - can't even remember what happens in the end, it was so tedious!

Happyasacat Sat 12-Jan-13 19:35:33

Hey, any chance you can please mail me what you sent MrsBradleyCooper. I'm having the exact same issues as her, and need to find out the end but can't bring myself to finish the book. Also what happens when the family went AWOL? Thanks!

FivesAndNorks Fri 23-Nov-12 12:52:59

PM sent

MrsBradleyCooper Fri 23-Nov-12 12:40:43

Yes please! Thank you so much smile

FivesAndNorks Fri 23-Nov-12 12:22:24

I can shall I PM you?

MrsBradleyCooper Fri 23-Nov-12 12:21:22

I thought this looked good so started reading it, but I just can't bear to carry on. I find her writing style very irritating - I am at the bit where she has met her sister and they are discussing her giving up smoking etc.

I like to read to relax but this book made me want to throw it across the room - it's too twisty turny and far too much irrelevant detail for me.

I just don't feel I can turn another page!

HOWEVER I really want to know what happens after that so if anyone could let me know then I would appreciate it grin

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