May 24, 2017

Book Review: The Cutaway




When brilliant TV news producer Virginia Knightly receives a disturbing “MISSING” notice on her desk related to the disappearance of a beautiful young attorney, she can’t seem to shake the image from her head. Despite skepticism from her colleagues, Knightly suspects this ambitious young lawyer may be at the heart of something far more sinister, especially since she was last seen leaving an upscale restaurant after a domestic dispute. Yet, as the only woman of power at her station, Knightly quickly finds herself investigating on her own.

Risking her career, her life, and perhaps even her own sanity, Knightly dives deep into the dark underbelly of Washington, DC business and politics in an investigation that will drag her mercilessly through the inextricable webs of corruption that bind the press, the police, and politics in our nation’s capital.


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Usually when you run across a book about untangling a murder,  it is written from the viewpoint of a private investigator or a police officer.  THE CUTAWAY is rather unusual in that it is written from the perspective of a reporter.  That difference flavors the entire book and make it unique.  

I really loved the character of Virginia Knightly who will do whatever it takes to get her story and to protect her sources even if that means facing her own fears.  She draws strong men to her because of her own strength of will.  I also really enjoyed seeing the wheeling and dealing that goes on behind the scenes of a big story.  

I am actually crossing my fingers that this book was only the start of a series as I don't want to tell Virginia goodby.  I highly recommend THE CUTAWAY to any of my readers who enjoy a good mystery or suspense.  The pacing is spot on, the characters have a lot of depth and the dialogue is witty.

*** I received this book at no charge from NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.  All opinions expressed within are my own.

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