At a Glance
Author: Ellison Cooper
Published: July 14, 2020 by Minotaur Books
Genre: Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Goodreads Rating: 4.40 out of 5
My Rating: ★★★★★
In Ellison Cooper’s third installment of the Agent Sayer Altair series, Sayer is finally reconnecting with family. When she finds that her newest case is the work of a serial killer, Sayer must put her research on psychopaths to the test.
This was my very first Ellison Cooper and if you love Criminal Minds you will love this book. First off, I love the main character of Agent Sayer. She’s an amazing female lead. She follows her gut and fights the stereotype of FBI agents being men. She’s is also an accomplished researcher, who studies the brains of psychopaths. Past Sayer, there really is an amazing cast of characters with this book.
The plot of this book at first seemed a little outlandish but as the story went on, it really came together. I honestly felt that I was watching a crime TV episode. Cooper had me guessing almost the entire time through the book and while this is technically a stand alone book, it really ties into the rest of the series well.
I really also enjoyed the tie in to the Egyptian culture. I don’t want to go too deep into that, but I really feel that Cooper does a great of incorporating actual facts and interesting tidbits into her writing.
Overall, I loved this book. It was an easy five start read for me. I can’t wait for the 4th book in this series!
I hope you enjoyed my thoughts on Cut to the Bone. If you liked this review please let me know either by commenting below or by visiting my instagram @speakingof_books. Huge thank you Minotaur Books for my copy!
About the Author
Ellison Cooper has a Ph.D. in anthropology from UCLA, with a background in archaeology, cultural neuroscience, ancient religion, colonialism, and human rights. She has conducted fieldwork in Central America, West Africa, Micronesia, and Western Europe. She has worked as a murder investigator in Washington DC, and is a certified K9 Search and Rescue Federal Disaster Worker. She now lives in the Bay Area with her husband and son.
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