Cut to the Quick

Cut to the Quick

By Dianne Emley

Ballantine Books, Mass Market Paperbound, 9780345486202, 372pp.

Publication Date: January 27, 2009

Description
The crime scene was like something out of a horror movie. Billboard tycoon Oliver Mercer has been brutally slain in his home in the Pasadena hills, joined in death by his long-legged trophy girlfriend both of their bodies displayed in a chilling tableau. The murder scene reawakens terrible memories for homicide detective Nan Vining, who survived her own harrowing attack a year earlier. While tracking the taunting gameplayer her daughter Emily dubbed T. B. Mann The Bad Man she is now working the Mercer case alongside her ex-flame Jim Kissick, stirring up conflicted feelings in her. From the ritzy estates of L.A.'s Lamborghini-driving set to a rocky desert outpost where rattlesnakes whisper murder, Nan will risk both her badge and her heart on a case that cuts close to the bone.


About the Author
Dianne Emley is a Los Angeles Times bestselling author and has received critical acclaim for her books which include the Detective Nan Vining thrillers: The First Cut, Cut to the Quick, The Deepest Cut, and Love Kills and the Iris Thorne mysteries: Cold Call, Slow Squeeze, Fast Friends, Foolproof and Pushover. Her books have been translated into six languages. A Los Angeles native, she lives in California with her husband.


Praise For Cut to the Quick

“Cut to the Quick’s razor-sharp pacing and twisted plot kept me on the edge of my chair from the first page to the last.”
–Mariah Stewart, author of Last Breath

“Dianne Emley sets a cracking pace in this crime thriller, a follow-up novel to her blistering debut, The First Cut.”
–The Sunday Mail

“Compelling.”
Publishers Weekly