“A large axe was placed in the girl’s right hand. Along the white granite bench, the words ‘as above, so below’ were painted in blood. Nine baboon figurines encircled the girl like an audience observing her in death.”— from the great new police procedural thriller, Cut to the Bone.
Nearby, a police officer, who thought he was interrupting a graffiti artist, is dead of a gun shot wound. What is the point of this ritualistic killing of a seventeen-year-old girl? And what happened to the other twenty-three teens that were on the same, now missing, chartered school bus?
This is the third book in the Agent Sayer Altair series. While it is the first book that I’ve read in the series, it won’t be my last. Sayer’s backstory is as interesting as Alex Cross’. The pacing was perfect and made for an exhilarating read. There are not one, but two, heart-wrenching twists at the end. Cut to the Bone is well worth reading and highly recommended. 4.5 stars!
Thanks to Minotaur Books and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.