Title: The Cutting
Author: James Hayman
Publish Date: June 3, 2014
Publisher: Witness Impulse an imprint of HarperCollins
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
Summer is the perfect time for a good thriller. This summer we are hosting a read-along of James Hayman's McCabe and Savage series. We’re inviting a few select blogs to join along in the McCabe and Savage Read-along and read all three books in the series, at no cost to you of course! We are hosting the read-along on our Witness Goodreads page and would ask that you pop in to Goodreads from time to time to join the discussion. https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1868761-the-cutting-read-along-with-author-james-hayman)
TIMELINE OF READ-ALONG
June 20 - Start reading THE CUTTING, the first book in the series
July 18 - Discussion with James Hayman on Goodreads
July 21 - Start reading CHILL OF NIGHT, the second book in the series
August 15 - Discussion with James Hayman on Goodreads
August 18 - Finish up with DARKNESS FIRST
September 12 – Discussion with James Hayman on Goodreads
We’re using the hashtag, #savagereads, to accompany discussions about the read-along. Feel free to tweet about it as well. Also feel free to tag the Witness Facebook Page in any Facebook messages you may right about the read-along: https://www.facebook.com/WitnessImpulse Hope you join our #SavageRead Along for a summer of chills and thrills.
~ Book Synopsis ~
The first novel in the nationally bestselling McCabe and Savage series—perfect for fans of John Sandford and CJ Box. Someone is stealing the hearts of beautiful women... Detective Mike McCabe moved from a top homicide job with the NYPD to Portland, Maine to leave his failed marriage and suspicions of wrongdoing behind, and to find a more peaceful life for himself and his 13 year old daughter. But the small New England city is not nearly as safe as he thought. On a warm September night, a missing high-school athlete is found dead in a scrap metal yard, her heart removed from her body with surgical precision.As outrage over the killingspreads, a young business woman disappears while out on a morning jog. McCabe is certain both crimes are the work of one man—a murderer skilled in cardiac surgery who is using his scalpel to target young women. With the clock ticking, McCabe and his partner Maggie Savage find themselves in a desperate race against time to find and rescue the missing woman before she becomes the next victim of the sadistic killer's blade.
~My 3-Star Review~
This book is very imaginative and creative. I always seem to be enthralled with books about serial killers. This one is really good, but not great. Maybe I have been spoiled by some I have read in the past and was expecting something similar.
The plot and events in this book are very well written for the reader. It is easy to follow. However, its drawback is its lack of interest. What I mean is, I had a hard time concentrating on it. It was either catching your attention or boring you. It would get really great in parts then die down to almost being dull then back up. That made it really hard to read from start to finish.
Overall, if you are an avid reader of this genre, you may really enjoy this book. The characters are likable and portrayed just right. Their interactions are well-written for the most part. And the suspense and details of the murders are written very descriptively!
About the Author
JAMES HAYMAN, formerly creative director at one of New York’s largest advertising agencies, is the author of the acclaimed Mike McCabe series: The Cutting, The Chill of Night, and Darkness First.