Cuts Like a Knife
"Detective Kristen Conner goes undercover to find a serial killer who selects his victims - all successful young professional women - in the most unlikely of places - only to find herself as his new favorite target." Chicago has a new resident; a heartless killer on a decade... Read More
Chicago has a new resident; a heartless killer on a decade-long crime spree. When a successful young woman is found dead in her fashionable townhome, a red flag goes up in Washington, D.C. The FBI knows an elusive "organized killer" is at work again. The problem is the Feds have only one tenuous lead to assist local police in the manhunt ... a most unlikely place the killer likes to find his victims.
Kristen Conner is light one her feet and packs a powerful punch - growing up in a cop's home, intense hand-to-hand combat training, and not being able to shoot a handgun straight - all encourage that. Her life is built on faith and family: she coaches her 7-year-old niece's soccer team, the Snowflakes, always shows up hungry for family dinner, and only misses church when she is fighting with her glamorous TV news reporter sister - or relentlessly tracking down a ruthless killer.
Kristen is a good cop but she's never faced an adversary like this. From the opening chase scene that leads her to a back alley where a punk with a knife awaits her, to the climactic scene where she goes one-on-one with the hauntingly familiar man who is killing innocent women in her town, Cuts Like a Knife, is loaded with action, humor, and wry introspection through the voice of its irrepressible lead character.
"Cuts Like a Knife" is the debut book in the Kristen Conner Mystery Series. "Every Breath You Take" is slated for Spring 2013 release.ction.
- Product type: Book
- Format: Book
- Release Date: Mar 13, 2012
- UPC: 9781936034697
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 410
- Publish Date: Apr 3, 2012
- BISAC: "FIC042060"
- ISBN: 1936034697
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- GREAT READ! by Everette on 5/3/12
I commute by air to the office every week. Throw in another biz trip or two and I spend too much time on airplanes. When I have time to read a novel I am not very adventurous - I go with the usual suspects like Patterson, Baldacci, Wood, Coben or Child. Sat next to someone finishing Cuts Like a Knife and asked how they liked it. They said it was a great book. I said I'd never heard of Gilroy. He said it was a debut novel and I should try it. He ended up finishing it before we landed and handed me the book and said I'd enjoy it.
That was an understatement. And I'm glad for the tip. I'm already looking forward to Gilroy's next novel! I don't take time to review books but I figured since it's a debut novel I would throw in my two cents. I like psychological drama and this thing was tense and had some depth with both the cop and the killer throughout. I know the author did a lot of research on psychopaths. The serial killer was very understated. That was both realistic and I think creepier than making him the typical angry misfit. I have daughters. And I'll just say I laughed out loud at some of the scenes with the hero and her sisters. Very realistic family interaction.
My only advice to the author is that no way should the detective have switched from the Glock to the Baretta to improve her handgun scores. The Glock is better. If she wants to find something that fits her more she should look at Sig Sauer.
Great criminal. Great detective. Great plot. Very scary and very funny throughout. I liked it a lot and recommend Cuts Like a Knife. And BTW - I downloaded a copy on my Kindle so my wife can read. I felt obligated to pass the book on to the person next to me on my flight home.
Can't wait for the second Kristen Conner adventure!