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The Cut : A BBC Radio 2 Book Club pick

4.15 (2,122 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.15 (2,122 ratings by Goodreads)

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A BBC Radio 2 Book Club pick

'Strikingly original and definitively Brookmyre - there's nothing he can't do'
Mick Herron

'I recommend The Cut SO HIGHLY! A fast-paced thriller, lovely characters, [and] it kept me guessing'
Marian Keyes

The supremely entertaining, moving, and unpredictable new thriller from multi-award-winning bestseller Chris Brookmyre is a wholly original masterpiece and the best crime novel of 2021.

Millie 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.

'A twisty spiralling rabbit hole of a book that draws you deeper with every chapter. Brilliantly original, compulsively readable, right to the final page'
Ruth Ware

'Dark, heartfelt, stylish and thrilling, The Cut is the kind of wonderfully original tale I just adore. Chris Brookmyre is a storytelling mastermind'
Chris Whitaker

'This is a special novel. A brilliant, original, up-to-the-minute tale with all of the dark, edgy, humorous brilliance we've come to expect from one of the finest crime fiction writers in the world. The Cut is simply superb'
Abir Mukherjee
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 126 x 202 x 30mm | 287g
  • Abacus
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0349143846
  • 9780349143842
  • 146,162

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Dark, heartfelt, stylish and thrilling, The Cut is the kind of wonderfully original tale I just adore. Chris Brookmyre is a storytelling mastermind
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Chris Brookmyre is a genius, every new book of his is a cause for celebration * Richard Osman * I recommend The Cut SO HIGHLY! A fast-paced thriller set in the glamorous/seedy movie world, it's DIFFERENT. Lovely characters with the sweetest relationship, it kept me guessing * Marian Keyes * A twisty spiralling rabbit hole of a book that draws you deeper with every chapter. Brilliantly original, compulsively readable, right to the final page * Ruth Ware * The Cut is both strikingly original and definitively Brookmyre - proving, yet again, that there's nothing he can't do in the genre * Mick Herron * It works a treat, with jokes never far away even when the odd duo are in peril, sharply drawn supporting characters and evocative 1990s flashbacks * Sunday Times * This is a special novel. A brilliant, original, up-to-the-minute tale with all of the dark, edgy, humorous brilliance we've come to expect from one of the finest crime fiction writers in the world. The Cut is simply superb * Abir Mukherjee * Another twisting, turning thriller that displays Brookmyre's original touch * Scotsman * Dark, heartfelt, stylish and thrilling, The Cut is the kind of wonderfully original tale I just adore. Chris Brookmyre is a storytelling mastermind * Chris Whitaker * A smart, sassy and surprisingly tender crime novel * Irish Times * I could not put this stomach lurching, zig-zagging triumph of a thriller down * Scottish Field * Multi-award-winning Brookmyre once again serve up a delightful cocktail of murder and mayhem with totally engaging central characters * Irish Independent * A riveting, original thriller that also tackles preconceptions about age, class and ability * Sunday Post *
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About Chris Brookmyre

Chris Brookmyre was a journalist before becoming a full-time novelist with the publication of his award-winning debut Quite Ugly One Morning, which established him as one of Britain's leading crime writers. His 2016 novel Black Widow won both the McIlvanney Prize and the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year award. Brookmyre's novels have sold more than two million copies in the UK alone.
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Rating details

2,122 ratings
4.15 out of 5 stars
5 40% (850)
4 41% (861)
3 15% (315)
2 4% (79)
1 1% (17)
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