isLinda’s Book Obsession Reviews “First Cut” by Judy Melinek and T.J. Mitchell, Hanover Square Press, January 7, 2020
Judy Melinek and T.J. Mitchell have written a thrilling, intriguing, intense and edgy novel. The Genres for this novel are Thriller, Psychological Thriller, Suspense, and Fiction. The timeline for this story is set in the authors’ present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events. The authors describe their characters as complex and complicated.
Dr. Jessie Teska is the new medical examiner in San Francisco. Jessie is extremely determined and very stubborn. Also, she tediously takes in every detail. On her autopsy table, she is noticing that an accidental overdose is looking more like a homicide. Her Superiors at her job aren’t supporting her, and want her to close the case.
Jessie has some secrets from her last job and really needs this job, although it is not ideal. When more bodies arrive in the autopsy, and there are similarities, Jessie is more intent on finding the truth. It means fighting her superiors, the police, and facing more threats and danger. Illegal drugs, drug trafficking, big corporations, and murder are on the agenda. I would recommend this chilling thriller for those readers who enjoy suspenseful thrillers.