The Cuts that Cure is one of those novels where as each domino falls, you assume you know where things are going but you’re wrong every time. I haven’t read a more suspenseful read in a long time. The story builds slowly as we get to know each of the characters and the circumstances that lead them to the choices they make. There were a couple of fabulous jaw drop moments that I’m not sure I’ll ever get out of my head.
Alex is a doctor who has reached the end of his rope as a surgeon and has decided to quit. A case comes in that final fateful day and he leaves in a manner that will have you cheering for him but it leads to his license being revoked and his future looking dimmer than ever. When he finds his feet again it’s as a small town science teacher realizing that starting fresh may be an illusion. Enter Henry, a student in that small town with a serious dark side. The way things pan out from there will twist your melon for sure.
There are definitely some graphic scenes of very dark violence here. Be aware going in that you may have a few stomach turning moments ahead. There are also some moments where you begin to question good versus evil and when crossing a line may be morally grey. The tone and great character arcs where folks are driven to lengths you never imagined on one page and even further on the next reminded me of Breaking Bad. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Thanks to Blackthorn Book Tours for a copy of this novel. All opinions above are my own.
What’s the last book that you couldn’t predict where the plot was going?
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Dana, thank you so much for taking the time to review the book, and I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Writing fiction can make it feel like you’re on a bit of an island sometimes, so feedback is always welcome.
I’ve written some short fiction as well if you’re inclined to check it out. Here’s a bookfunnel link where you can download it free in your format of choice: https://dl.bookfunnel.com/h0turighbi
BTW, Arthur Herbert is just a pen name. My real name is Herb Phelan. I don’t make a secret about it, I mostly use a pen name just because I do lots of scientific writing and it helps keep a wall around my fiction.
Thanks again and stay safe.