By Simon Lelic
it may be an open-and-shut case. Samuel Szajkowski, a lately employed historical past instructor, walked right into a tuition meeting with a gun and murdered 3 scholars and a colleague sooner than turning the weapon on himself. It used to be a tragedy which could no longer were envisioned. Szajkowski, it kind of feels transparent, was once a psychopath past aid. but as Detective Inspector Lucia may well- the single lady in her high-testosterone workplace within the legal Investigations Department-begins to piece jointly the stories of a number of the witnesses, an uglier and extra complicated photograph emerges, calling into query the innocence of others. yet not anyone, together with Lucia's boss, is .
because the strain to shut the case builds and her colleagues' sexism takes a sinister flip, Lucia starts to gain that she has extra in universal with the killer than she may have imagined, and she or he turns into determined to reveal the reality. Brilliantly interweaving the witnesses' debts with Lucia's personal viewpoint, A Thousand Cuts is a story journey de strength from a powerful new voice in fiction.
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A Thousand Cuts: A Novel by Simon Lelic