Cut Dead: a DI Charlotte Savage Novel, Paperback

Cut Dead: a DI Charlotte Savage Novel Paperback

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'He could be out there right now. Passing you on the street. You'd never know ...' DI Charlotte Savage is back, chasing a killer who was last at large ten years ago, a killer they presumed dead ...Now he's back and more dangerous than ever.

When three headless bodies are found mutilated in a pit, it's a particularly challenging case for DI Savage and her team.

The victims bear the hallmarks of a killer who butchered girls to their death; a killer who was never caught.

Could this be a copycat or has the original murderer resurfaced?

With a steady stream of bodies arriving at the morgue and gruesome secrets from the past emerging DI Savage is up against it to find the killer before he strikes again?

Part thriller, part police procedural, a must-read for fans of Mark Billingham and Tim Weaver.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9780007518197



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Cut Dead – Sheer BrillianceI had never heard of Mark Sennen and his DI Charlotte Savage series until I was sent Cut Dead I hope I am able to find the previous excursions of DI Savage. Sennen debut Touch was self published and he has now been picked up by Avon a HarperCollins imprint and I doubt they will regret it in the long run. Cut Dead is the third book in the Savage series and I wish I had discovered her earlier. Yes a woman DI on a murder squad leading not following shear brilliance. Three headless bodies turn up in a pit on farmland just outside of Plymouth and DI Charlotte Savage has been called out to respond. She hopes that this is not the continuation of a previous case that had never been solved by her mentor in the force. Only time will tell. Are these the victims of the Candle Cake Killer and will there be more? All three bodies are headless and missing their genitalia similar to the cold case. To make matters worse the date when the serial killer took the original victims the 21st June is fast approaching and the women of Plymouth are worried for their safety. It is against this background that DI Savage is having to operate racing against time in hope they find the killer.This is a fantastically fast paced plot with a killer that is a real thriller chiller which makes this compulsive reading. The plot is brilliant and paced well you can feel the pressure the Police are under in the investigation when the world is watching. There are brilliant twists and turns you do not find out who the killer is without a curve ball being thrown at you. This is a fantastic read and time well spent!