The Cruelest Cut by Rick Reed is the 1st novel in his Jack Murphy series of police procedural mystery/crime thrillers, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Kensington’ Lyrical Underground imprint.
This installment in the series pits the lead Detective against a brutal serial killer who plays mindgames and leaves messages threatening the ones he loves.
Offered in the US, available at multiple retailers.
This appears to be free in the US only thus far, but sometimes freebies from this publisher also show up in other countries later.
When a killer plays mind games with a cop,
THERE ARE NO RULES.
The first victim is attacked in her home. Tied to her bed. Forced to watch every unspeakable act of cruelty—but unable to scream. The second murder is even more twisted. Signed, sealed, and delivered with a message for the police, stuffed in the victim’s throat. A fractured nursery rhyme that ends with a warning: “There will be more.” For detective Jack Murphy, it’s more than a threat. It’s a personal invitation to play. And no one plays rougher than Jack. Especially when the killer’s pawns are the people he loves…