Book Review – The Cutting Edge

The Cutting Edge by Jeffery Deaver (Hodder & Stoughton) ISBN 9781473618749

I felt like I was walking through a maze. When I thought I’d found the way I realised I had not. The Cutting Edge is cleverly written using interesting diverse characters to portray the story.

An engaged couple go to collect their diamond ring from a well-known cutter. It does not go as planned but ends in tragedy. They are not alone and there are are other ghastly attacks, engaged couples appearing to be the target.

Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are investigating the case. It grows more complicated than expected. The killer wants to eliminate all witnesses. He also seems to be crazy, making it difficult to uncover his motive. As the case progresses there are more complicated, unexpected revelations and connections. This continues until the end.

The author describes some despicable deeds showing how cheap human life can be in an attempt to reach a goal ultimately not worth having and senseless.

The story is well-rounded off and satisfying, but you know there is a sequel on its way.

Dawn Blankfield