Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Cuts Like A Knife: A Review


Mark Gilroy

A Review

Cuts Like A Knife was either about a very dumb detective or it was written by a very poor writer.  That was my initial opinion about half way through the book.  I may have been right, I may have been wrong.  But whichever, the book was worth the time I spent working through the story.

Kristen is a Chicago cop and the daughter of a Chicago cop.  Though her father had died the previous year, he was a well-respected member of the force.  And that connection provided part of the support needed for the promotion to detective.  

What she did not know was that she was the primary target of a serial killer - his fifty-third target.  But it was not only her life that was in danger, but it included her partner, Don, the team composed of CPD cops and the FBI assigned to the case, and her family that were at risk.

Though the story focuses on the search, identification, and capture of the serial killer, there is also a glimpse at what the God’s grace can offer to broken people - even people who do not know they are broken.  Kristen needs to experience that grace, but she also learns to share that grace with those around her.  

Written entirely in the first person, by Kristen, a Chicago based blogger, and the serial killer himself, the story holds the reader’s attention from chapter one (written by the serial killer) to the last page.  I will look forward to future books from this new author.

This review is based on a free electronic copy provided by the publisher for the purpose of creating this review.  The opinions expressed are my own.

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