The First Cut

A Novel of Suspense

By Peter Robinson
(William Morrow Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780060735357, 320pp.)

Publication Date: September 2004

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Description

On a balmy June night, Kirsten, a young university student, is strolling home through a silent moonlit park when she is viciously attacked.

When she awakes in the hospital, she has no recollection of that brutal night. But then slowly, painfully, details reveal themselves -- dreams of two figures, one white and one black, hovering over her; snatches of a strange and haunting song; the unfamiliar texture of a rough and deadly hand ...

In another part of the country, Martha Browne arrives in a Yorkshire seaside town, posing as an author doing research for a book. But her research is of a particularly macabre variety. Who is she hunting with such deadly determination? And why?

The First Cut is a vivid and compelling psychological thriller, from the author of the critically acclaimed Inspector Banks series.




About the Author

Peter Robinson's award-winning novels have been named a Best-Book-of-the-Year by Publishers Weekly, a Notable Book by the New York Times, and a Page-Turner-of-the-Week by People magazine. Robinson was born and raised in Yorkshire, but has lived in North America for more than twenty-five years. He now divides his time between North America and the U.K.




Praise For The First Cut

“Brilliant….dark, frightening [and] satisfying.”
-Chicago Tribune

“This atmospheric tale of suspense will keep readers wondering what’s really going on.…Highly recommended.”
-Library Journal (Starred)

“Taut … Robinson keeps up the suspense … Shows a welcome new side to [Inspector] Banks’ accomplished career.”
-Kirkus Reviews

Praise for The First Cut:“An exceptionally well-crafted psychological thriller.”
-Toronto Globe and Mail

“Harrowing. . . . the suspense builds mercilessly to a high pitch . . . it’s spellbinding.”
-Ottawa Citizen

“A powerful and haunting novel, ingenious in construction and both intelligent and compassionate.”
-Toronto Star

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