Publisher: Minotaur Books (June 23, 2009)
Synopsis: "When a missing 16-year-old is found with her nude body showing signs of torture and her heart removed with surgical precision while she was still alive, the violence of the crime has Portland, Maine, detective sergeant Mike McCabe recalling his days with the NYPD. The case takes on greater urgency with the abduction of another women and the discovery of other similar victims, all young, blond, and athletic."
My Review: At first I didn't think I was gonna like this book at all because of the opening. It had a brief dose of animal cruelty in the first few pages and being the huge animal lover I am it just sort of turned me off a bit. I'm happy I went back to it though because what a great serial thriller it was! There were a few patches in the middle that dragged a bit and I was a little dissappointed that when the storyline skipped over to the killer the passages were so short. I would of loved to have had a better interaction when it was "his turn". For the most part I enjoyed reading The Cutting and plan on reading more from James Hayman but it's still really hard to believe this is a debut book!
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