The Cutaway: The gripping thriller set in the explosive world of Washington's TV news
We had a mixture of opinions on this book. Many enjoyed it very much, as they liked hearing about the politics of the newsroom whereas others found that less interesting
The in fighting in the newsroom made some of the characters look perfect, but underneath they were interesting but flawed. We felt that the murder was just a hook for the story of the newsroom politics, although some of us felt that we would have liked to hear more about it.
We found the start of the book rather confusing, but that was probably because we were thinking too much about the missing person.
Although the main characters did not change we began to see them develop and realise their true colours towards the end of the book
The title was interesting but the relevance of it was not clear to everyone although some found it clever and the cover was eye catching but perhaps not as relevant to the story.
We liked the ending and for some of us it was a pleasant change to avoid the usual predictable sentimentality .
We found the book well written and fairly interesting, particularly the introduction of "dark money" and some of us would have liked to heard more of the story of Evelyn Carney.
Out of 10, we scored this book 6