A shocking, provocative, standout thriller. A Lesson In Cruelty is Harriet Tyce at her twisting, wicked, razor-sharp finest.
Inventive, chilling and utterly compelling, A Lesson in Cruelty is in the very top tier of psychological thrillers and further cements Harriet Tyce's place amongst the great British crime writers.
I absolutely loved it and devoured it whole in one day. So suspenseful and clever of course, but such great characterisation and real heart.
Another brilliant psych thriller from Tyce, an absolute master of the slow reveal. A Lesson in Cruelty explores themes a culpability, imprisonment and innocence. Her characters are beautifully portrayed and the book is full of Tyce's tell-tale spiky women.
Perfect plotting, utterly brilliant.
An imaginatively told (and very bingeable) thriller.
The scale of this book! A finely drawn jigsaw of characters, stunning prose and a harsh critique of the crushing power wielded by a few. I gasped aloud at the finish - a denouement that will blow you away. A triumph.
A Lesson In Cruelty is whip-smart, deliciously dark, utterly compelling with gut punching twists right up until the last page. A first class thriller. I loved it!
A Lesson in Cruelty is a masterclass in the dark art of plotting. A propulsive read that crafts a scintillating and vivid story out of characters that gnaw and claw from the page. This is a great crime novel, and the chills last long after the final page is turned. Absolutely stunning.
An edge-of-your-seat thriller and a brilliant, furious meditation on the modern prison system. Harriet Tyce's eye for people - their foibles, missteps, and cruelties - is sharp as a blade.
A brave and affecting novel which is dark as night and not afraid to explore the depths of the human experience. The strands of the story come together in a satisfying and tragic fashion, that makes you think about how we punish people and why we always judge women so much more harshly than men.
One of the best openings I've read in forever. I devoured it.
Superb, twisty plotting that's sure to keep readers guessing until the very end
A juicy, sophisticated, layered and intelligent read for the crime fiction connoisseur. Harriet's best so far.
Absolutely page turning
Excellent, gripping, chilling, clever
A deliciously sinister tale of revenge and redemption, with heart-in-mouth tension and head-spinning twists. This is Tyce at her spine-tingling best.
A Lesson in Cruelty is a lesson in craftmanship. A dizzyingly satisfying page-turner and an exploration of redemption and damnation. Harriet Tyce at her best!
Thought provoking and intense, these three cleverly interlocking stories come together in a tense and intriguing finale. I raced through it!
Mysterious and beautifully-constructed with an electrifying pace and dark undercurrents, A Lesson in Cruelty is a white-knuckle, gripping read.
Compelling, sinister and powerful, A Lesson In Cruelty gripped me from the first page.
Compulsive, dark and smart, A Lesson in Cruelty delivers on every level. Justice, revenge and punishment are meted out and questioned throughout this twisty, terrifying thriller with a heart.
Superb writing, twisty intriguing plot. Wolfed it down.
A cunningly crafted masterpiece of a thriller. Tyce weaves a trio of threads together so effortlessly that when the explosive end hits, it hits like a freight train.
Dark, twisted and utterly nerve-jangling, A Lesson In Cruelty is a sharply structured thriller that left me breathless.
A Lesson in Cruelty is Harriet Tyce's darkest book yet. It's twisted and compelling and completely unpredictable. The shocks kept coming right up to the final pages.