Caren, director of events and tours for Belle Vie, and antebellum Louisiana plantation, makes a grisly discovery early one morning.The body of a female cane worker surfaces in a ditch, and a murder investigation is underway. With the sale of the plantation looking, everyone watns this tragedy swept under the table, and a man is arrested... the wrong man! Sometimes seemingly minor characters have a major role in a story, and that is the case in The Cutting Season, when an overlooked person proves capable of violence!— From Jane
From Attica Locke, a writer and producer of FOX's Empire:
The Cutting Seasonis a rare murder mystery with heft, a historical novel that thrills, a page-turner that makes you think. Attica Locke is a dazzling writer with a conscience. Dolen Perkins-Valdez, New York Timesbestselling author ofWench
After her breathtaking debut novel, Black Water Rising, won acclaim from major publications and respected crime fiction masters like James Ellroy and George Pelecanos, Locke returns withThe Cutting Season, a second novel easily as gripping and powerful as her first a heart-pounding thriller that interweaves two murder mysteries, one on Belle Vie, a historic landmark in the middle of Lousiana's Sugar Cane country, and one involving a slave gone missing more than one hundred years earlier.Black Water Risingwas nominated for aLos Angeles Times Book Prize, an Edgar(r) Award, and an NAACP Image Award, and was short-listed for the Orange Prize in the U.K.