From Attica Locke, a writer and producer of FOXGÇÖs Empire:
GÇ£The Cutting Season is a rare murder mystery with heft, a historical novel that thrills, a page-turner that makes you think. Attica Locke is a dazzling writer with a conscience.GÇ¥GÇöDolen Perkins-Valdez, New York Times bestselling author of Wench
After her breathtaking debut novel, Black Water Rising, won acclaim from major publications and respected crime fiction masters like James Ellroy and George Pelecanos, Locke returns with The Cutting Season, a second novel easily as gripping and powerful as her firstGÇöa heart-pounding thriller that interweaves two murder mysteries, one on Belle Vie, a historic landmark in the middle of LousianaGÇÖs Sugar Cane country, and one involving a slave gone missing more than one hundred years earlier. Black Water Rising was nominated for a Los Angeles Times Book Prize, an Edgar-« Award, and an NAACP Image Award, and was short-listed for the Orange Prize in the U.K.