The Cruelty (Hardcover)

Staff Pick Logo
The Cruelty Cover Image
On Our Shelves Now
Tattered Cover Book Store Colfax Ave
20 on hand, as of Dec 12 7:40am
Tattered Cover Book Store Historic LoDo
10 on hand, as of Dec 12 7:40am
Tattered Cover Book Store Aspen Grove
3 on hand, as of Dec 12 7:40am

Staff Reviews

A beautifully crafted dark horror about Gwendolen Bloom whose father, a diplomat, has vanished setting her on a search across Europe’s underground for him.  A captivating story, unique in many ways from your typical YA, will leave you hanging until the last page.  I highly recommend this book to just about anyone that likes a dramatic, page turning story.

— Kayla, TC Teen Advisory Board member

The Cruelty offers a unique darkness that fans of author Victoria Schwab will enjoy greatly. Gwendolyn is a memorable and morally grey character that is sure to capture both the hearts and attention of all readers who are lucky enough to pick up the book. The Cruelty is not a novel you want to miss out on!

— Emily B., Tattered Cover Teen Advisory Board member


When Gwendolyn Bloom's father vanishes, she sets off on a journey she never bargained for. Traveling under a new identity in a world of assassins, spies, and criminal masterminds, she uncovers a disturbing truth. To bring her father back alive, she must become every bit as cruel as the men holding him captive.

Taken meets The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Bourne Identity in this action-packed debut thriller (optioned for film by Jerry Bruckheimer) from Scott Bergstrom.

About the Author

Scott Bergstrom lives with his wife and daughters in Colorado. The Cruelty is his fiction debut.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781250108180
ISBN-10: 1250108187
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: February 7th, 2017
Pages: 384
Language: English
Series: Cruelty