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#BookReview The Cut by Chris Brookmyre #TheCut @cbrookmyre @LittleBrownUK #BookBlogLockdownBacklog #QuickReviewBlitz #books

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55883443Millie 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.

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I’m a huge fan of Chris Brookmyre and his newest book, The Cut, is an absolute treat. It is a compelling mix of murder, suspense, movie glamour, exotic locations, laugh out loud lines, twists, bluffs and red herrings. It is highly original and full of well-developed and interesting characters.

I loved the warmth of the developing relationship between Millicent and Jerry, their movie lines game, the real-life film references throughout, the flashbacks, the behind-the-scenes details of Millie’s work and the complexity of the whole story. The conclusion is enjoyable and satisfying but I was extremely sorry to say goodbye to the characters that had really come to life on the page. I hugely recommend The Cut.

A huge thank you to the publisher for my copy of the book. Get your copy on 4 March 2021! If you can’t wait that long, check out my earlier review of Chris Brookmyre‘s last book, Fallen Angel, which is available now.

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