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Cut To The Quick

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This pulse-pounding sequel to Dianne Emley's debut novel THE FIRST CUT is packed with relentless suspense and vivid characterisations. As Nan Vining and her precinct colleagues investigate the murders of sought-after bachelor and his girlfriend, they uncover details that lead them perilously close to the path of a psychotic killer. Amid a rising tide of danger, Vining is shocked to learn that police have apprehended a derelict who has sketches of Vining's own attack. Could this be the man who almost slashed Vining to death and changed her life?
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Dianne Emley gained critical acclaim for the previous books in the Nan Vining series, The First Cut, a Los Angeles Times bestseller, and Cut to the Quick. Her newest novel featuring Nan Vining is Love Kills. She lives in Pasadena, California, with her husband, Charlie.


Emley's compelling follow-up to 2006's The First Cut finds homicide detective Nan Vining faced with a grisly double homicide in a Pasadena mansion. Physically but not psychologically healed from the vicious knife attack in The First Cut, Vining questions Mark Scoville, the homeowner's business partner, who's cooperative at first. But when he suddenly clams up and asks for a lawyer, Vining's suspicions deepen. Discovering recent calls between Scoville and ex-con Jack Jenkins, Vining wonders if Jenkins misinterpreted Scoville's sour comments about his partner as an invitation to a classic criss-cross murder scheme. Complicating matters, a mute vagrant is arrested carrying disturbing drawings hinting at Vining's previous attack, as well as pointing to other victims. As she struggles to piece together the Scoville case, Vining also steps up her obsessive, private search for her assailant, whom she now fears is a serial killer. The tease of this ongoing subplot is underdeveloped, though Emley skillfully juggles several other plot lines. Readers will look forward to seeing more of this edgy, unpredictable heroine. (Jan.) Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

Her First Cut having been a big success, Det. Nan Vining of Pasadena Homicide returns to investigate a tycoon's murder while confronting the derelict who draws pictures of Vining's own near-fatal stabbing. With a six-city tour. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.

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