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Product Details

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (May 1 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9780007311675
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007311675
  • ASIN: 0007311672
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 3 x 23.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 399 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,469,659 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Praise for Jillianne Hoffman: 'Guaranteed to follow in the best-selling footsteps of Cornwell, Reichs and Slaughter' Guardian 'Gripping, well-crafted suspense...a belter of a book' Sunday Express 'Hoffman writes like an angel. Outstanding' Independent on Sunday 'Hugely readable' Daily Mirror

About the Author

Jilliane Hoffman began her professional career as an Assistant State Attorney prosecuting felonies in Florida, with special assignments to the Domestic Violence Unit and the Legal Extradition Unit. She has advised more than one hundred special agents on criminal and civil matters in complex investigations involving narcotics, homicide, and organized crime. Originally from Long Island, New York, she presently resides in South Florida with her husband and two children.

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Jilliane Hoffman is such a detailed and talented writer that when I saw her works asvertised for such a great price I knew I couldn't pass it up!
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Holy Hannah Batdog! I was a bit skeptical going into the book being that it once again involved Cupid & many of the characters in the last 2 books, but I was pleasantly surprised. Jilliane Hoffman created closure for many of the characters & story lines from Retribution & Last Witness, she brilliantly opened the door wide open for new story lines involving new & old characters. Once again, for me anyway, her style of writing took me by surprise as I actually was brought to tears on more than one occasion!

I thoroughly enjoyed "The Cutting Room" & it's inspired to go back & read "Retribution" again! If this is the FIRST time you're reading a book by Hoffman, don't wait! She will take you on a great story & artfully recaps the past just enough to fill in the blanks while leaving you wanting more.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa02d1510) out of 5 stars The final in the CJ Trilogy July 26 2012
By BCB & More - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
I have read all of Jilliane Hoffman's books and have never been less than impressed. She has produced two books featuring prosecutor C.J Townsend and two stand alone books. This fifth release is a mixture of the two. We see Assistant State Attorney Daria Bianchi and Detective Manny Alvarez work a case that involves a snuff club. We also see the return of C.J Townsend just before the halfway mark in this book.

Daria and Manny make for fantastic reading as they both have such unique personalities. Manny Alvarez is a veteran cop whose nickname is The Bear and Daria is a hot-headed Italian woman trying to make her mark in the world. They make a great team and at the start of the book we see them clash heads as they uncover what looks to be a dangerous game of men watching women be raped and then murdered in the so called snuff-club.

The re-introduction of C.J and the serial killer on death row Bill Bantling aka `Cupid' had me reading a lot quicker that I thought. As it has been a while since I read the CJ books I worried I would lose the thread but the plot is re-covered for the benefit of those having not read previous books. As I read on I remembered why Jilliane's books always had me hooked. They are extremely dark reading and I always find myself feeling the fear as much as the characters as we see the chase for the suspects who are cursed with these sick and perverted minds.

The story has a lot going on and there are numerous threads that are woven in to the story including past crimes committed and the involvement of Bill Bantling, the serial killer on Death Row. At around the ¾ mark the pace picks up considerably and I continued reading until I was done. I was both shocked and pleased by the time I had finished. Shocked at the outcome of one particular thread in the story and pleased that JH was just as good as I remembered. It was good to have some conclusions in the last part of the CJ trilogy and although this took me longer than usual to get in to, it was no less thrilling than her other books.

I have to say overall that her last stand alone book slightly holds the edge for me but this book was clever and thoughtful making for a gripping read that had me checking my windows at night.
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa0261fcc) out of 5 stars " I Left A Lot Of Things Unfinished" Says Our Heroine In The Book's Not So Grand Finale May 27 2014
By lplynn - Published on
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This statement, unfortunately, exactly captures the unfinished storyline presented in this book. Apparently, if you want to find out the "who, what, why, when & how" behind the "snuff club murders" ( the "crimes de jour" of this book) and whether justice is ever meted out, you have to buy the author's next book, or more likely books. I was aware when I bought this book that it was part of a series (3rd " installment" I think) of books about prosecutor C.J. Townsend and Detective Manny Alvarez. Not having read any of the earlier books, I was a little hesitant about "jumping into this one", but actually found that the author did a pretty good job of providing "historical details" about these two characters as well as the other "characters central to the series" - much like Jonathan Kellerman does in his Alex Delaware series. What I didn't realize, however, and don't know whether it's typical of the author's earlier works, is that (unlike the Kellerman books I've read), the "snuff club" crime wasn't going to be solved by the end of the book. 400+ pages of engaging characters - a complicated, interesting plot weaving events from the past into the present (criminal investigation) - ended for me with a big THUD. I actually started suspecting when I was somewhere between 85-90% into the book that I was going to be "cheated" of an ending - there were "too many balls still in the air" - and my "investment" in the book quickly turned to disgust (though I did read it to the very end). It is one thing if an author/book description makes it clear that a book's storyline (and not just its characters) is being presented on a "to be continued basis". This was not the case here. I will not be reading anymore works of this author.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa02d1738) out of 5 stars The ending stinks June 17 2014
By He can do lots better - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
Just when it was getting excited when a book has 20-40 pages left this book sank. It was like she ran out of paper and had 3 pages to finish everything up. 80 % of the book was generally interesting but the last 20% was just lazy and amateurish writing. I don't want to give anything away to future readers but basically I want 20% of my money back!
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa02d1c48) out of 5 stars Depraved world of inflicted suffering and snuff clubs Sept. 14 2012
By Sussman - Published on
Format: Paperback
Before I get into the review of this crime fiction novel it is important note that while the author gives background to her significant characters that have appeared previously in other books, I believe to `fully enjoy' this novel, one needs to have read `Retribution' and `Last Witness'. While these books cannot be called a true series, the characters such as CJ Townsend and Bill Bantling, seem to `populate' all three books with their traits, working practice and have their own narrative framed within the text of each story told.

That said I found this a pretty high strung thriller set against a frame work of the sick and depraved world of inflicted suffering and snuff clubs. Some of the main ingredients are very good attention to detail by using some sharp dialogue, well researched legal and forensic practice. The narrative is `crisp' and the relationships forged between the lawyer Daria di Bianchi and detective is well managed and convincing.
In part the story takes one to the edge-of-the-seat. For me the ending was a genuine surprise.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa02d1c60) out of 5 stars feeling cheated here...sloppy rushed ending Sept. 7 2014
By Kindle Customer - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
Have read all 3 in the series, waiting for the big climax between CJ and her serial killer and the author spends a few rushed pages with a surprising yet totally cryptic exchange between them and the entire case we have just spent 400+ pages with just comes to a halt with no answers is totally not okay. Also too much repetition of previous book. Im done with this author! There must be a #4 coming or this was the worst ending ever.