A look back at the first national review of my debut novel!
Review: ‘Cuts Like a Knife’ by M.K. Gilroy
By Serena Chase, USA TODAY [LINKED TO USA TODAY]
The sitch: Kristen Conner is a tough police detective who coaches her niece’s soccer team, spends a lot of time with her family – even when things are tense, which is most of the time – and goes to church on Sunday – except when family things are tense or she’s busy with work, which is a lot of the time, lately. She’s a good cop who has risen through the ranks quickly – too quickly some think, crediting her dad’s legacy in the department more than her skill set.
Though she can’t hit the proverbial barn with a bullet, she’s got great detective instincts and is all aces in hand-to-hand combat, a skill that protects her in the field but garners the attention of Internal Affairs when a knife-wielding punk cries “excessive force” upon his arrest.
Narrowly avoiding a suspension, Kristen is assigned to a hush-hush joint task force of the Chicago P.D. and the FBI to catch the serial killer known as the Cutter Shark. Desperate to catch the killer before he does his grisly work on another young Chicago woman, Kristen goes undercover in hopes of drawing him out. But the Cutter Shark has had Detective Conner in his sights all along … and he’s closer than she thinks. [Read more…]