When bodies of dismembered managers turn up as superstore displays, reporter Hillary Broome's articles on the grisly murders catapult her byline from California into the national limelight and threaten to expose a shameful secret that could ruin her career-as well as bring her to the crazed killer's attention.
Hillary has to connect up with detective Ed Kiffin in a race to catch the insane cutthroat before he tortures and kills a woman who's begun to fill a void in Hillary's heart left by the mother who abandoned her years ago.
“House of Cuts builds towards a powerful climax, reminiscent of Silence of the Lambs.” (Susan Rushton, columnist for the Auburn Journal)
“Would make a great movie!” (Zoe Keithley, Story Workshop® master teacher)
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A most engaging mystery!
House of Cuts - Suspenseful and Engaging!
I greatly enjoyed the story June Gillam presented in "House of Cuts," but I am not the kind of reader who rereads books, audiobooks would be included in that.I have so many more books, ebooks, and audiobooks in my library and so many more being launched and in-progress by my favorite writers that I generally do not go back to a book I've already read. This is in no way a statement against this story...I really enjoyed June Gillam's work.
The memorable moment in "House of Cuts" was more the most eerie...creepy. The killer's description about preparing a chicken. It was well-written and Ginny's voice gave this mundane skill and made it worthy of a Stephen King film...
Ginny Harman did an excellent job with all the characters, but it was creepy, eerie, almost nightmarish to hear the deep tone she took with the 'killer.' The killer's descriptions and anger made disturbing by her ability to provide a slow, deep tone. Chills down my back!
All in one sitting...I tried it. It was hard to stop to deal with some chores and family demands, but the second I was finished, I plugged back in eager to finish the story. It was definitely engaging!
This is the first book in the Hillary Broome Mystery series offering an extremely engaging story. The first couple of chapters sets up the gruesome murder and motive, but leaves the killer’s identity still hidden allowing a few different possibilities for readers to sort out for themselves. However, it does become clear and the reader sits poised on the edge of their seat fearful that someone else is about to become the next ‘head’ line. The narrator Ginny Harman is excellent with vocalizations that move perfectly from female to male characters, professional to quirky styles, light to eerie, very eerie.
- Kathleen C.