Tuesday, July 13, 2010
The Cutting Edge by Darcia Helle
My name is Skye Summers. Im a hairstylist and I cant stop fantasizing about killing my clients. Not all of them, of course. I only want to kill the ones who irritate me, which, if Im being honest, is most of them. My occasional fantasies have turned into chronic daydreams. Theyre bloody and vivid, like watching a slice-and-dice movie on IMAX.
I also want to kill my husband's ex-girlfriend. She's not a client but she tops my list. Eighteen years ago, she gave birth to his daughter and she has tormented him ever since. I should be troubled by this growing desire to use my surgically sharpened shears for more than a haircut. Instead, I wonder how I can get away with it.
The Cutting Edge is a dark comedy with a sprinkling of suspense. This is Darcia Helle's sixth novel. You can find out more about Darcia and her work on her website: http://www.QuietFuryBooks.com.