Rich in atmosphere, strong in story, hinges on human complexity -- Val McDermid * Guardian * Genuinely unnerving ... interested in subtle, complex questions of identity, family and history * Daily Mail * Locke was shortlisted for the Orange prize for her debut. This is even better * Observer * Far more than a crime novel, covers the fallout from divorce, regret, poverty and bitter family secrets * Psychologies * An intelligent and beguiling mystery that examines how our past haunts our present, told by a unique voice in contemporary crime fiction -- Stuart Neville Attica Locke writes with equal amounts grace and passion. After just two novels, I'd probably read the phone book if her name was on the spine -- Dennis Lehane Attica Locke is a stand-out in every way -- James Ellroy Attica Locke's work raises searingly important questions that demand to be answered. The Cutting Season is about the dark possibilities that lie within us all. A thrilling read -- Esi Edugyan A good crime novel on its own, but Locke has woven through it an engrossing exploration of freedom in all its trickiest aspects ... an involving and moving novel -- N J Cooper A well-crafted warning about the damage wrought - generational, social, romantic - when the past is distorted or denied * Financial Times * Beautifully conveys the atmosphere of a sad past haunting a benighted present * The Times * This is a highly engrossing and genuinely thought-provoking piece of crime fiction: one that reminds us of the genre's potential to go well beyond simple entertainment * Independent * A subtle thriller with real historical heft -- Fachtna Kelly * Sunday Business Post *
Attica Locke is the author of Heaven, My Home, a Waterstones Book of the Month, Bluebird, Bluebird which won the CWA Steel Dagger and an Edgar Award; Pleasantville, which won the 2016 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction and was longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction; Black Water Rising, which was nominated for an Edgar Award and shortlisted for the Orange Prize; and The Cutting Season, a national bestseller and winner of the Ernest Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. Attica Locke has worked on the adaptation of Celeste Ng's Little Fires Everywhere and Ava DuVernay's Netflix series about the Central Park Five, When They See Us. A native of Houston, Texas, Attica lives in Los Angeles, California, with her husband and daughter.