It is no secret that I am a fan of novels where narrators are extremely disturbed and living in complete delusions. In fact, a few of my favourite books, You by Caroline Kepnes and Perfect Days by Rapheal Montes, featured characters with these exact characteristics. I spent copious amounts of time raving about both of these books so, when I read the back cover of Our Kind of Cruelty, I felt like this one would be right up my alley!
The first line of the synopsis stated, “This is a love story. Mike’s love story.” If that doesn’t sound like the hint of someone living in a complete delusion, I don’t know what is!
The novel essentially follows Mike, a guy who came from a brutal childhood, and his obsession with Verity. He has dedicated his life to her and has moulded himself to be her perfect mate. Too bad she’s…
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