The beauty of The Cutting Room is Dyer’s easy writing style. Typically, when you have two established writers collaborating on a literary work, you can clearly see the line of demarcation that separates the pair. This is completely undetectable here, and the result is another highly effective crime novel filled with extremely complex, real characters who keep the pace at high-stepping speed from start to finish. Jump on in with Lake and Carver, and make sure you have several hours blocked out in your schedule. You're going to need them once you're absorbed inside this well-constructed thriller.
In a riveting investigation, a true-crime-crazed public creates a new folk hero and helps him avoid capture ... a grimly authentic narrative and deeply defined characters, although the ending may make readers wonder if they really know Ruth at all.
... addictive ... Chapters narrated by the Ferryman heighten the suspense. Though the plot, complete with Carver and Lake keeping secrets from each other, is nothing new, the material is fresh enough to keep readers turning the pages. Fans of British police procedurals will be well satisfied.