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The Cutting Season - Attica Locke
The Cutting Season
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In Black Water Rising, Attica Locke delivered one of the most stunning and sure-handed fiction debuts in recent memory, garnering effusive critical praise, several award nominations, and passionate reader response. Now Locke returns with The Cutting Season, a riveting thriller that intertwines... show more
In Black Water Rising, Attica Locke delivered one of the most stunning and sure-handed fiction debuts in recent memory, garnering effusive critical praise, several award nominations, and passionate reader response. Now Locke returns with The Cutting Season, a riveting thriller that intertwines two murders separated across more than a century. Caren Gray manages Belle Vie, a sprawling antebellum plantation that sits between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, where the past and the present coexist uneasily. The estate's owners have turned the place into an eerie tourist attraction, complete with full-dress re-enactments and carefully restored slave quarters. Outside the gates, a corporation with ambitious plans has been busy snapping up land from struggling families who have been growing sugar cane for generations, and now replacing local employees with illegal laborers. Tensions mount when the body of a female migrant worker is found in a shallow grave on the edge of the property, her throat cut clean. As the investigation gets under way, the list of suspects grows. But when fresh evidence comes to light and the sheriff's department zeros in on a person of interest, Caren has a bad feeling that the police are chasing the wrong leads. Putting herself at risk, she ventures into dangerous territory as she unearths startling new facts about a very old mystery—the long-ago disappearance of a former slave—that has unsettling ties to the current murder. In pursuit of the truth about Belle Vie's history and her own, Caren discovers secrets about both cases—ones that an increasingly desperate killer will stop at nothing to keep buried. Taut, hauntingly resonant, and beautifully written, The Cutting Season is at once a thoughtful meditation on how America reckons its past with its future, and a high-octane page-turner that unfolds with tremendous skill and vision. With her rare gift for depicting human nature in all its complexities, Attica Locke demonstrates once again that she is "destined for literary stardom" (Dallas Morning News).
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780061802058 (0061802050)
Publisher: Harper
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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The Book Diva's Reads
The Book Diva's Reads rated it
3.0 The Cutting Season
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Constantly Moving the Bookmark
Constantly Moving the Bookmark rated it
2.0 The Cutting Season
Caren Gray and her family have lived and worked on Belle Vie as long as she can recall. Now Caren is managing the sprawling plantation she feels a responsibility to both her staff (Belle Vie is their livelihood) and daughter (Belle Vie being the only home she knows) to keep the place running. The ...
audreyhawkins
audreyhawkins rated it
This book looked so compelling, but never got off the ground. It seemed the perfect combination of spooky setting, gruesome murder — even an endangered child that would normally make me feel instantly invested. Instead, it seemed like Locke didn't know what to do with all of these potentially valuab...
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it
2.0
Read my full review @ http://bit.ly/VVw8UBI will be honest. I might have over hyped this book in my mind. I was so excited at its' pending release that I was chomping at the bit to read it. When I read it; I felt it fell flat from where the storyline could have taken it in darkness. I don't know if ...
Tiny Library
Tiny Library rated it
3.0 The Cutting Season: A Novel
Caren is the manager at Belle Vie, a sprawling plantation house deep in Louisiana One morning whilst making her inspection of the grounds, she comes across a young Mexican woman, brutally murdered and discarded. With the police investigation inadequate, Caren investigates and the more she finds o...
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