Cut Short

Cut Short

By Leigh Russell

  • Release Date : 2012-05-24
  • Genre : Women Sleuths
  • FIle Size : 1.21 MB
Score: 4.0
From 171 Ratings
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Cut Short The first novel in the million copy selling series. Have you met DI Geraldine Steel yet?


Meet Detective Inspector Geraldine Steel: fierce, dependable, and committed to her job. Relocated to a quiet rural town , she expects respite from the stresses of the city; a space where she can battle her demons in private. But when she finds herself pitted against a twisted killer preying on young women, she quickly discovers how wrong she is...

By day, the local park is a haven for families, dogwalkers, or simply for a breath of fresh air. But in the shadows a predator prowls, hunting for a fresh victim. Locked in a race against time, Geraldine is determined to find the killer before they discover yet another corpse. But can she save the lives of the town's young women – or will Geraldine herself become the killer's ultimate trophy?

Shortlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger

For fans of Angela Marsons, Peter James and Robert Bryndza, Cut Short is a gripping crime investigation that introduces DI Geraldine Steel, a woman whose past is threatening to collide with her future. . .

'A stylish, top-of-the-line crime tale, seamless blending of psychological sophistication and gritty police procedure. And you're just plain going to love DI Geraldine Steel' – Jeffery Deaver

Look out for more DI Geraldine Steel investigations in Cut Short, Road Closed, Dead End, Death Bed,Stop Dead, Fatal Act, Killer Plan, Murder Ring, Deadly Alibi, Class Murder and Death Rope

Don't miss the DI Ian Peterson series: Cold Sacrifice, Race to Death and Blood Axe


  • Review

    By Jubilee lms
    I really enjoyed this book. The story line kept the reader on their toes.
  • Another winner from Leigh Russell

    By Rianacus
    I really enjoy these books and I'm always sorry when I finish them!
  • Superb

    By Ben / Oliver P
    Couldn't turn the pages quick enough towards the end. Great book, well written.
  • Cut short by Leigh Russell

    By Bag lady 11
    I have just finished this book and enjoyed it.
  • Kept me gripped till the end

    By Sunderland Crime Fan
    Great crime novel. I loved the characters and the fast pace of the murders. Wish it had been longer. Great read.
  • Cut short

    By Earls22344566
    Really good read and long one , with weird twists that keep going and book tells story from different points but doesn't loose it's place where it left off in one place to describe another , confusing I know but u will understand if read its worth it brill
  • Great

    By Olivia_99
    The person who says that there was no foul language obviously hasn't read the book properly, I can see why someone wouldn't like the book for the bad language but it was very gripping, I read 200 pages in about an hour and a half... An easy, enjoyable read.
  • Good

    By Bmwz3666
    I have no idea what so ever this guy below is going on about with the bad language there isn't one swear word I've come across in the whole book! It's a well written book definitely worth a read I enjoyed it.
  • Cut short

    By Icerunner51
    For me, this book was spoiled by the gratuitous use of foul language and my enjoyment of the book was, unfortunately, cut short (after about 50 pages) by my desire to spare myself further distress. I'm fully aware, of course, that this many people use these offensive words as conversational fillers or as a substitute for wit, and I hear them every day, but this is supposed to be entertainment and I'd really like to wipe off this kind of language on the doormat when I come home to my family. That said, I was enjoying this otherwise well-written book until the point when enough became enough, and I really wish I could have an abridged version which I could follow to the conclusion of the case. It's not just Leigh Russell to whom this review could apply, of course, it's most modern authors. Dear publishers, could you not give some kind of advance warning, even something as anodyne as, "This novel contains language which some people may find offensive"? Then I would know not to waste my time beginning to read something I will never finish.