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Cut Short (BOOK 1 in DI Geraldine Steel Series) [Format Kindle]

Leigh Russell
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Cut Short is a stylish, top-of-the-line crime tale, a seamless blending of psychological sophistication and gritty police procedure. And you’re just plain going to love DI Geraldine Steel’ (Jeffrey Deaver)

“Russell paints a careful and intriguing portrait of a small British community while developing a compassionate and complex heroine who’s sure to win fans.” (Publishers Weekly)

“gritty and totally addictive debut novel” (New York Journal of Books)

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BOOK 1 in the DI Geraldine Steel Series

In the tradition of Ruth Rendell, Lynda la Plante, Frances Fyfield and Barbara Vine, Cut Short is a gripping psychological thriller that introduces D.I. Geraldine Steel, a woman whose past is threatening to collide with her future.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 3870 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 355 pages
  • Pagination - ISBN de l'édition imprimée de référence : 1842432710
  • Editeur : No Exit Press (20 septembre 2011)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B00796E1IA
  • Synthèse vocale : Activée
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Cut short 31 mai 2014
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
A gripping story It kept my attention right to the end .I like the way her books flow with plenty of characters but easy to follow.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 "The force won't tolerate maverick officers." 16 avril 2011
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The hunt for a serial killer is on in the small town of Woolsmarsh. The Incident Room is full of detectives eager for a quick arrest. But Geraldine Steel, recently promoted to Detective Inspector, has been warned by her superior to play it by the book. She has a reputation for being something of a maverick. Not a team player.

Geraldine combines a strong intuitive streak with a workaholic temperament. She's often still on the case while the rest of the team is sleeping. She'll show up at work in the middle of the night to take one more look at the transcripts of phone messages and interviews, searching for a missed clue.

Both the leader of the investigation and the main character are female, which allows the author to explore the challenges women face dealing with brutal crimes and a brutal job.

The plot moves right along, with an interesting twist at the end.

I found Cut Short an absorbing read. I wouldn't consider it in a league with Ruth Rendell's psychological thrillers (as the jacket copy suggests). But if you'd enjoy a fast-paced police procedural featuring a woman police officer in a contemporary British setting, Cut Short might be just the thing.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 "He was playing hide and seek. And when he found me... he was going to kill me." 5 mars 2010
Par Luan Gaines - Publié sur
Detective Inspector Geraldine Steel leaves her old life behind when she relocates to a rural area, including a failed romance. Expecting her job to be less stressful as a part of the mobile Murder Investigation Team in Woolmarsh, Steel has barely gotten settled when a shocking murder sends the team into action. Under the stewardship of DCI Kathryn Gordon, Steel is conscious of her role as a senior detective, the majority of the team being male. But Geraldine is a go-getter, which certainly has contributed to the demise of her relationship; in essence, Geraldine is married to the job. Mostly, that's a safe place for this driven protagonist, her single-minded attention to detail the reason for her success. The loneliness that Steel suffers along the way is the price she is willing to pay.

The strangulation murder of a helpless young girl in Woolmarsh Park creates havoc in the neighborhood, the police- or "filth" as some choose to call the authorities- are determined to turn over every rock to find this killer. While Russell's driven Detective Inspector reflects a serious work ethic and the tedium of real investigation, it is the killer who brings another level of horror to this tale. Living in his own universe, with a twisted and disturbed perspective of the world, the killer is compulsive, increasingly violent and comfortable with being overlooked by passersby, a quality that allows him to pass, unnoticed, sneaking up behind helpless victims, overpowering them as he snuffs out their lives. A faceless murderer nobody remembers- the murder squad is frustrated at every turn, unable to find any links to identify a suspect as one murder after another terrifies the public.

The supporting characters are quirky, part of the fabric of this quietly stunning thriller, a young Detective Sergeant who sees more than Steel is prepared to deal with, a sleazy boyfriend who beats his girlfriend but stops short of murder and a helpful school teacher whose brush with the killer puts her in grave danger. As the body count rises, Geraldine reverts to her instinct for detail, the odd fact that will lead her directly to the demented killer, perhaps even make her his next victim. A grim and satisfying read, starring a great protagonist. Luan Gaines/2010.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Excellent read 1 avril 2011
Par Noir Fan - Publié sur
Bought this after seeing crime writer Sam Millar's review of it on New York Journal of Books, a while back. Just got round to reading it. Very fast thriller, and a great, original character. The writing is very strong, and Geraldine Steel is an an arresting female lead (sorry about the pun). Highly recommended. Great for a plane journey.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Private Life while Working Hard Hours 3 décembre 2013
Par elly - Publié sur
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
Woman detective who works hard, tries to stick to her case and keep her private life alive. It is not easy to do but she tries hard and keeps your attention.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Cut Short was too short 27 juillet 2010
Par Dragonlady - Publié sur
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I loved this book. It was a real page turner with surprising twists and turns. I'm looking forward to the next book by Leigh Russell and hope it won't be a long wait. She knows how to keep the reader interested by keeping the reader slightly off balance.
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