The Cut (Hardback)Chris Brookmyre (author)
One of crime fiction’s most original writers returns with a fiendishly twisty thriller featuring a jailbird make-up artist whose conviction for killing her lover rests on shaky ground.
Longlisted for the McIlvanney Prize 2021
The entertaining, moving, and unpredictable new thriller from multi-award-winning bestseller Chris Brookmyre.
Millie Spark can kill anyone.
A special effects make-up artist, her talent is to create realistic scenes of bloody violence.
Then, one day, she wakes to find her lover dead in her bed.
Twenty-five years later, her sentence for murder served, Millicent is ready to give up on her broken life - until she meets troubled film student and reluctant petty thief Jerry.
Together, they begin to discover that all was not what it seemed on that fateful night ... and someone doesn't want them to find out why.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 650 g
Dimensions: 242 x 166 x 37 mm
'A twisty spiralling rabbit hole of a book that draws you deeper with every chapter. Brilliantly original, compulsively readable, right to the final page' - Ruth Ware
'The Cut is both strikingly original and definitively Brookmyre - proving, yet again, that there's nothing he can't do in the genre' - Mick Herron
'Dark, heartfelt, stylish and thrilling, The Cut is the kind of wonderfully original tale I just adore. Chris Brookmyre is a storytelling mastermind' - Chris Whitaker
'This is a special novel. A brilliant, original, up-to-the-minute tale with all of the dark, edgy, humorous brilliance we've come to expect from one of the finest crime fiction writers in the world. The Cut is simply superb' - Abir Mukherjee
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“Cracking read with strong female protagonist”
Like a lot of people, I look forward to Chris Brookmyre's releases so was delighted to get an ARC from Little, Brown and Netgalley.
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“Chris Brookmyre at his best”
The Cut is the latest novel from the endlessly inventive and wonderful thriller writer Chris Brookmyre.
Chris often throws together vastly different characters at the heart of a story and he has really excelled... More
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