Title: Cut to the Bone (Agent Sayer Altair #3)
Author: Ellison Cooper
This series will be one I will read again and again. Warning You need to start with book 1 to completely understand what is happening in book 3.
Ellison Cooper is able to weave a story that will have reader engaged in the sub plot lines as well as the major story line. Ellison weaves a story of betrayal, curiosity, friendships and family with so much ease authors and readers alike will find themselves needing more from this author to see where her writing will take her.
The author background in Anthropology is very much obvious as she tells her story with a scientific background
The story creates a world with a woman who grieves for those she lost as well as those she might lose. Sayer wants to understand how the mind works in psychopaths to better understand what turns a person to kill vs being successful. Awhile saving the world and the FBI she loves!
The cast of characters are amazing, flawed, relatable and very human. Sayer is able to bring the misfits of the work into her working and home life where everyone is able to fall in love with the banter, communication and the overwhelming love the author put into each and everyone of these characters.
This a can't miss series!!
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the advance copy of Ellison Cooper Cut to the Bone
After grieving the death of her fiancé and almost losing her job, Agent Sayer Altair is finally starting to rebuild her life. Her research into the minds of psychopaths is breaking new ground and her strange little family is thriving. But Sayer’s newfound happiness is threatened when she is called in to investigate a girl’s body left inside a circle of animal figurines below a cryptic message written in blood. When they discover that the dead girl is one of twenty-four missing high school students, Sayer quickly realizes that nothing in this case is what it seems.
As the investigation draws her in to a tangled web of fake identities and false leads, the trail soon begins to point directly to her own life. Now, Sayer must confront her painful past to uncover her connection to the deranged killer if she hopes to save the missing teens and protect everything that she loves.
Hardcover, 336 pages
Expected publication: July 14th 2020 by Minotaur Books
Ellison Cooper has a Ph.D. in anthropology from UCLA, with a background in archaeology, cultural neuroscience, ancient religion, colonialism, and human rights. She has conducted fieldwork in Central America, West Africa, Micronesia, and Western Europe. She has worked as a murder investigator in Washington DC, and is a certified K9 Search and Rescue Federal Disaster Worker. She now lives in the Bay Area with her husband and son.