Blog Tour + Review: The Cutaway by Christina Kovac.


The Cutaway
The CutawayThe Cutaway draws you into the tangled world of corruption and cover-up as a young television producer investigates the disappearance of a beautiful Georgetown lawyer in this stunning psychological thriller, perfect for fans of Paula Hawkins and Gillian Flynn.

When brilliant TV news producer Virginia Knightly receives a disturbing “MISSING” notice on her desk related to the disappearance of a beautiful young attorney, she can’t seem to shake the image from her head. Despite skepticism from her colleagues, Knightly suspects this ambitious young lawyer may be at the heart of something far more sinister, especially since she was last seen leaving an upscale restaurant after a domestic dispute. Yet, as the only woman of power at her station, Knightly quickly finds herself investigating on her own.

Risking her career, her life, and perhaps even her own sanity, Knightly dives deep into the dark underbelly of Washington, DC business and politics in an investigation that will drag her mercilessly through the inextricable webs of corruption that bind the press, the police, and politics in our nation’s capital.

My Review:
I was kindly sent a copy of this book from Simon & Schuster Canada for an honest review.

In The Cutaway young attorney Evelyn Carney goes missing after leaving a restaurant in an upscale neighborhood in Washington, DC. News of her disappearance crosses the desk of TV news producer Virginia Knightly. She quickly becomes deeply immersed in the case of the missing attorney, and is determined to find out what happened to Evelyn. She seeks the help of the members of her news team, including the evening news anchor Ben Pearce, with whom she has a complicated relationship. She's also dealing with a new boss, who seems determined to undermine her at every opportunity. To further complicate matters the investigation is being led by Commander Michael Ledger, Virginia's old boyfriend. Other people from her past also make a reappearance in her life.

Virginia and her team investigate every aspect of Evelyn's life, from her work to her personal relationships, uncovering many secrets, some of which certain people would like to remain that way. Ultimately the investigation leads to murder and puts Virginia's own life in grave danger. She must uncover what happened to Evelyn Carney before it's too late for everyone involved in the case.

This book was enjoyable to read from start to finish. It was especially interesting to be on the inside of a newsroom investigation, seeing how much work goes into producing and reporting a news story and the dangerous situations these people put themselves in. Christina Kovac does an amazing job of recreating the atmosphere of a TV newsroom investigation. Obviously drawn from her own experience. The suspense was nail biting, with many plot twists and unexpected turns. Beautifully written and very well paced. An absolutely amazing debut novel. I can't wait to see what Christina Kovac writes next. This is a highly recommended 5 out of 5 stars read.

The cover and synopsis from Goodreads.



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