The Cutting Season
by Attica Locke
Author Attica Locke is a former screenplay writer handpicked by Dennis Lehane for his new publishing imprint for her first novel, Black Water Rising.
Review: The Cutting Season is set near a sugar cane plantation in Louisiana. Caren and her daughter Morgan live above the library while she manages the historical reenactments and events at the plantation.
Are the ghosts of the past finally catching up to the plantation? When a dead body turns up by the old slave cabins, Caren struggles to clear the name of one of her staff and things get complicated when Morgan's father reappears to help. Caren wonders if the murder of her ancestor, Jason, hundreds of years ago could be related to the recent mystery.
A suspenseful, eerie, well-paced novel.