Cuts Like A Knife [NOOK Book]

Overview

Chicago has a new resident—a heartless killer on a long crime spree. Kristen Conner (think Sandra Bullock in Miss Congeniality) is a good cop and a good girl: she loves her mom, goes to church and coaches her niece’s soccer team. And her track record and instincts as a detective are impeccable . . . but this case and this killer expose a blind spot that ultimately endangers those closest to her. Can she catch this hauntingly familiar culprit before he strikes again? Cuts Like a Knife is loaded with action, humor ...
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Overview

Chicago has a new resident—a heartless killer on a long crime spree. Kristen Conner (think Sandra Bullock in Miss Congeniality) is a good cop and a good girl: she loves her mom, goes to church and coaches her niece’s soccer team. And her track record and instincts as a detective are impeccable . . . but this case and this killer expose a blind spot that ultimately endangers those closest to her. Can she catch this hauntingly familiar culprit before he strikes again? Cuts Like a Knife is loaded with action, humor and wry introspection.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Christian publishing veteran Gilroy debuts as an author (he’s usually the publisher) with a thriller that blends all the elements of the genre: evil criminal, dedicated cop, and exciting ending. Kristen Conner is a detective with the Chicago Police Department, coaches her niece’s soccer team, and struggles with anger. And she’s sure she can catch a serial killer who’s taken up residence in Chicago. Handsome FBI agent Austin Reynolds gravitates to Kristen, who struggles with the patient Dell, a man from church who wants more from Kristen than she’s willing to give, but who also fits the killer’s profile. Sprinkled throughout are diary entries from the killer; poured more liberally is Kristen’s introspection on life, love, family, men, and her fellow detectives, plus a sprinkling of theology, as she struggles to find balance in her world while catching a killer. Genre aficionados may wish for less inner chatter from the intrepid detective and more actual police work, though readers can’t help enjoying this new voice. (Apr.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617950339
  • Publisher: Worthy Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 11,301
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

M. K. GILROY has helped create hundreds of projects and launch dozens of authors, working in every area of the publishing industry from his first job as a proofreader to executive vice president and publisher—and just about everything in between. Gilroy’s debut novel, Cuts Like a Knife, is a tribute to a love for character-driven mysteries and thrillers—with a sprinkling of theology and self-reflective angst added for good measure. Gilroy resides in Brentwood, Tennessee.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted September 9, 2012

    Good book. I enjoyed the the fast paced storyline that kept me

    Good book. I enjoyed the the fast paced storyline that kept me guessing as to the identity of the killer. In addition to the twists and turns, I must admit that I really like the characters. Of course, Detective Kristen Conner was the focal point of the story. Her relationship with her family, the interaction with her fellow officers, and her personal struggle with anger and trust issues added a sense of realism and bit of humor. So, yes, I'd recommend this book and would hope that there would be another one in the near future.

    23 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 8, 2012

    Funny, Scary, Fast-paced

    I love suspense thrillers from the likes of Daniel Silva and Lee Child.

    This book introduces a fabulous character, detective Kristen Conner - she loves God and family but struggles with her temper and ends up in conflict with everyone - despite having a heart of gold. She's great at martial arts but lousy with her Baretta. She's relentless and intuitive. She goes face to face with an incredibly interesting and creepy killer.

    A new author and series to check out!

    20 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 6, 2012

    M. K. Gilroy's first novel will leave you anxious for the series to continue.

    Cuts Like a Knife, M. K Gilroy's, debut novel surprises you when you are sure you have followed every twist and introduces you to characters that you want to get to know. If you are a fan of John Sanford or Julia Spencer-Flemming this book will introduce you to a new author that can keep you turning the pages past your bedtime and leave you impatiently awaiting the next volume. I highly recommend Cuts Like a Knife. Enjoy!

    18 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 2, 2012

    You must check it out!

    There are many books out there to choose from with thrilling action, intense mystery, intriguing romance, or complex characters, but CUTS LIKE A KNIFE has it all! I was compelled to keep turning pages until the very end. A fun, exciting and interesting read…go get it, now!

    17 out of 18 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2012

    Excellent

    FAST PACED IREALLY ENJOYED IT AND WILL READ MORE FROM THIS AUTHOR

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    I stayed up most of the night to finish it!

    I really enjoyed this detective serial-killer mystery. Although many elements of the plot were formulaic, I found the protagonist very interesting and appealing. Gilroy gets into the mind of his female hero and makes her life important to the reader - I cared a lot about her safety and the eventual outcome. I would gladly read more by the same author if they are this good!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2013

    The first 350 pages were boring

    It took me forever to read the first 3/4 of the book.
    I will say the last 75 pages were exciting but not
    enough for me to read another Gilroy book.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2012

    The writer of this book, and the proof readers, obviously do not

    The writer of this book, and the proof readers, obviously do not know the proper use of pronouns. Time and again I was jarred by the misuse of pronouns throughout the story. I was so put off by this that it interfered
    with my concentration and attention to the story line. An example would be: It was for him and I. Give me a break! Surely SOMEONE knew the proper usage before this book went to press.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2012

    Slow moving

    Too much distraction from the story with frivolous uninteresting and useless dialogue. Most points about the main character and her family were emphasized over and over and over again. Four hundred pages should be reduced to 200. I do not want to put a well written book down because each page draws me to the next; however, this book was broring and made me want to stop reading it after about 75 pages. Why didn't I? I did want to know who was the murderer so I would skip ten or twenty pages at a time without losing the main story line. Would i purchase another book by this author...NO!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 26, 2012

    An intense, eerie, funny and suspenseful thriller ... M.K. Gilro

    An intense, eerie, funny and suspenseful thriller ... M.K. Gilroy's debut is a sure-fire winner." - USA TODAY

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2013

    wasnt a fan

    this book was kind of boring and took me awhile to read because i just wasnt that interested in it

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2013

    llnail bitting suspense

    I couldn't put this book down........it is a must read

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2013

    For strong Christian faith readers

    I am assuming this is a Christian publishing company hence the lack of "dirty vices" in this novel. First, I commend M.K. Gilroy for writing such a clean, Christian friendly novel - with Kirk Cameron producing such movies, I hope this novelist gains recognition. But my second point - I saw numerous grammatical errors just in the sample and the opening fight scene to arrest the "punk" lost my attention. I am a Christian who knows plenty Chicago cops and I have not befriended any so polite or faithful as of yet. M.K. Gilroy, I hope your novel inspires others to act as kindly as your protagonist. Back to my vice....Gillian Flynn.....but I wish you so much success!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    This book kept me interested from page one until the end. Not on

    This book kept me interested from page one until the end. Not only a very good mystery, but Kristen's struggles with her father's death, her faith and her family make for a very "human" detective story. Highly recommend this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2013

    Good Read

    I really enjoyed this book. The characters were very relatable and the plot engrosing. I was up late several nights because I couldn't put the book down. I hope there is a sequel!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 14, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    Recommend

    I really enjoyed this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2012

    awesome book, I have read many mystery novels, this was a hard t

    awesome book, I have read many mystery novels, this was a hard to put down book. It was easy though to pick right back up if you only had a few minutes to read a couple of pages. Looking forward to seeing the next book from this author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2012

    Oh nooo

    Juvenile description makes the book boring. It goes on and on unnecessary details. I could only make through 1/3 of the book. Characters are boring. Dont waste your time and money. If you wrote this was a fast paste book you haven't read any good book yet.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 27, 2012

    This is a good book for a cold winter day. It is full of action

    This is a good book for a cold winter day. It is full of action that will keep you on the edge of your seat up to the final page. It is one that makes you wonder, who is he, and when and how will be caught .

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 28, 2012

    Explorer

    Great book left me wanting more

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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