The Cutting Edge by Jeffery Deaver

Published March 6, 2023

The Cutting Edge by Jeffery Deaver

Book info

  • Title The Cutting Edge
  • Author Jeffery Deaver
  • Year 2018
  • Genre Thriller

Someone is killing couples just as they start their lives together. Newlyweds Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are on the hunt... The first victims, William and Anna, were collecting her engagement ring. 1.5 carat, almost flawless. But the Promisor had other ideas for their future... Their murder - and that of the diamond cutter they were visiting - is only the first of a series of macabre attacks. The killer is hunting down any witnesses who might lead to his capture. He has promised one thing: to destroy. But Rhyme and Sachs will do whatever it takes to break his vow.


There’s something so comfortable about reading these Lincoln Rhyme books at this point in the series, you know the pattern and how it’s going to work, so you can dive right in and get on with the ride. I did notice this time there wasn’t a lot of personal stuff, just the odd nod to the relationship between Rhyme and Sachs, but nothing too dramatic.

Everything was saved for the story, I read through it really quickly, despite it being a multi-layered thriller. I did manage to guess the first twist but there were so many after that that it didn’t seem like much of an achievement by the end. Good times!

Rating: 4 / 5

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