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Lisa Cutts - Author

About the Author

Lisa Cutts is the daughter of a former Metropolitan Police officer and obtained her first degree in Law, working in a number of jobs in London and around the South East area, before becoming a police officer herself in 1996. She later achieved a second degree in Applied Criminal Investigation. She lives in Kent with her husband, a retired Police Officer, close to her three step-children and four (soon to be five) step-grandchildren, where she balances working full-time for Kent Police with writing crime fiction. An extract from Never Forget won the Writer's Retreat Competition in 2012.

 

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Featured books by Lisa Cutts

Remember, Remember

Remember, Remember

Author: Lisa Cutts Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/08/2014

This second book in the DC Nina Foster series (now optioned for a major TV drama) is a taut and gripping police procedural crime novel. When Nina returns to work after recovering from a near-fatal injury, she's supposed to be keeping her head down. But the cold case she's working on - an infamous train crash from 1964 - is no match for the lure of the shootings, drugs deaths and robberies keeping her colleagues busy. And before long she uncovers crucial new evidence linking the historic crash to the current spate of heroin-related deaths. Once again, she's back at the centre of a complex case which brings her face-to-face with a network of criminals who will stop at nothing to protect their empire. Brilliantly plotted and fast-paced, Remember, Remember cements Lisa Cutts' reputation as a crime author of gripping fiction straight from the front line of modern policing.

Other books by Lisa Cutts

Lost Lives

Lost Lives

Author: Lisa Cutts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2018

'Compelling, pacy, full of tension that had me gripped from the first page to the last' ANGELA MARSONS 'Utterly gripping and hauntingly realistic, I raced through this in one sitting' LISA HALL The unputdownable new crime novel, brimming with expert knowledge and authenticity, from an author with over twenty years' policing experience. After a late-night shooting takes place in a rough neighbourhood in East Rise, DI Harry Powell attends the scene. The victim is not fatally injured, but clearly terrified he refuses to talk. When a tip leads Harry to suspect the victim is involved with human traffickers, he realises that countless lives are at risk and that the people he's after are more dangerous than he first thought. With time running out and their witness becoming more hostile, Harry must push his already-overstretched team to the limits to get the information he needs. But for DI Harry Powell, solving the case might come at a terrible price . . . `A genuinely immersive read. Lisa's background as a detective is used to such good effect in this clever, suspenseful tale' KATE RHODES 'Not only a smart, compulsive police procedural, but also a candid and compassionate exposure of people trafficking . . . An important story, superbly and entertainingly told' LOUISE CANDLISH, author of OUR HOUSE `Masterful storytelling from a writer at the top of her game' JULIE WASSMER Praise for Lisa Cutts' novels: 'Brutal, harrowing and compelling, Mercy Killing deftly challenges everything you thought you knew about police investigations. Lisa Cutts has a unique voice: empathetic, observant, incisive. This is a book to devour and recommend; everyone should read it' ELIZABETH HAYNES, author of Into the Darkest Corner `I SO enjoyed Mercy Killing. Taut. Tense. Insider knowledge leaps from every page' SIMON BOOKER, author of Without Trace

Buried Secrets

Buried Secrets

Author: Lisa Cutts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/11/2017

The brilliant new crime novel from Lisa Cutts - the author who puts the reader at the heart of a police investigation. To most people, Detective Inspector Milton Bowman appears to have an ideal life. But some secrets aren't buried deep enough. And Milton's Monday morning will not follow routine as he is caught in a major car accident on the way to East Rise incident room. His friend and colleague DI Harry Powell is given the unenviable task of delivering the message to Bowman's wife, Linda. Except she's been murdered. The team, including DC Hazel Hamilton, begin to examine every aspect of their colleague's life as suspicion and disbelief take hold of those embroiled in the investigation. A web of deceit that fooled them all for years means no one is to be trusted - the Bowman family, friends, colleagues, even Harry Powell is under suspicion. Nothing is as it appears and nobody seems to be telling the truth. Authoritative and experienced, Lisa Cutts is the author of four police procedural novels, based on her nineteen years of policing work. Praise for Lisa Cutts: 'Brutal, harrowing and compelling, Mercy Killing deftly challenges everything you thought you knew about police investigations. Lisa Cutts has a unique voice: empathetic, observant, incisive. This is a book to devour and recommend; everyone should read it' ELIZABETH HAYNES, author of Into the Darkest Corner `I SO enjoyed Mercy Killing. Taut. Tense. Insider knowledge leaps from every page' SIMON BOOKER, author of Without Trace

Mercy Killing Mercy Killing: Taut. Tense. Gripping Read! You're at the heart of the killer investigation

Mercy Killing Mercy Killing: Taut. Tense. Gripping Read! You're at the heart of the killer investigation

Author: Lisa Cutts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/10/2016

The death of a local sex offender places the police officers at East Rise incident room under immense pressure - they must treat this case like any other murder, but they know what Albie Woodville did and can feel little sympathy. Except, as the investigation progresses, it becomes clear this isn't just a one-off killing - someone is out for revenge...

Remember, Remember

Remember, Remember

Author: Lisa Cutts Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/08/2014

This second book in the DC Nina Foster series (now optioned for a major TV drama) is a taut and gripping police procedural crime novel. When Nina returns to work after recovering from a near-fatal injury, she's supposed to be keeping her head down. But the cold case she's working on - an infamous train crash from 1964 - is no match for the lure of the shootings, drugs deaths and robberies keeping her colleagues busy. And before long she uncovers crucial new evidence linking the historic crash to the current spate of heroin-related deaths. Once again, she's back at the centre of a complex case which brings her face-to-face with a network of criminals who will stop at nothing to protect their empire. Brilliantly plotted and fast-paced, Remember, Remember cements Lisa Cutts' reputation as a crime author of gripping fiction straight from the front line of modern policing.