"An intense, eerie, funny and suspenseful thriller ... M.K. Gilroy's debut is a sure-fire winner." - USA TODAY
Detective Kristen Conner goes undercover to find a serial killer only to find herself as his next favorite target.
When Leslie Reed is found dead in her fashionable townhome, a red flag goes up in Washington, D.C. The FBI knows an elusive "organized killer" on a decade-long crime spree is at work again. The problem is the Feds have only one tenuous lead to assist local police in the manhunt ... a most unlikely place the killer likes to find his victims.
Conner is light one her feet and packs a powerful punch - growing up in a cop's home, intense hand-to-hand combat training, and not being able to shoot a handgun straight - all encourage that. Her life is built on faith and family: she only misses church when she is fighting with her mom and glamorous TV news reporter sister - or relentlessly tracking down a ruthless killer.
Kristen is a good cop but she's never faced an adversary like the man the alternative press has dubbed the Cutter Shark. From the opening chase scene that leads her to a back alley where a punk with a knife awaits her, to the climactic scene where she goes one-on-one with the hauntingly familiar man who is killing innocent women in her town, Cuts Like a Knife, is loaded with action, humor, a dash of romance, and wry introspection through the voice of its irrepressible lead character.
I've found another fabulous suspense author! Another can't-miss favorite. I really loved this book! I thought Kristen was fabulous. She's so real and human, with mistakes (with the best intentions) and pure heart. I was both laughing over her antics and holding my breath with the suspense of it. I really like Gilroy's writing style and the way the storyline moves. Can't wait to read more by him!
If you like suspense, be sure to grab this book! Will definitely be on my list of favorites for this year!
- My rating: 5 out of 5 stars
- Genre: Suspense Fiction
- Part of a Series: yes, Kristen Conner Mystery Series book 1
- Publication year: 2012
- Publisher: Worthy Publishing