The Cutaway draws you into the tangled world of corruption and cover-up as a young television producer investigates the disappearance of a beautiful Georgetown lawyer in this stunning psychological thriller.


“The Newsroom” meets “GONE GIRL”

– Cosmopolitan


It began with someone else's story. In the beginning, a woman went out to meet a man, and on her long walk, she disappeared . . . 

When brilliant TV news producer Virginia Knightly receives a disturbing “MISSING” notice on her desk related to the disappearance of a beautiful young attorney, she can’t seem to shake the image from her head. Despite skepticism from her colleagues, Knightly suspects this ambitious young lawyer may be at the heart of something far more sinister, especially since she was last seen leaving an upscale restaurant after a domestic dispute. Yet, as the only woman of power at her station, Knightly quickly finds herself investigating on her own.  Read more →


About Christina Kovac

Christina Kovac is a former broadcast journalist turned novel writer. For seventeen years, she managed newsrooms and produced crime and political stories, beginning her career at Fox Five's Ten O'clock News, and after that, the ABC affiliate in Washington, DC. Her last nine years in television, she worked at the Washington Bureau of NBC News, which provides news coverage for the Today show, Nightly News, and others

Her debut, The Cutaway, is a psychological thriller set in Washington, DC. She lives outside of the city with her husband and children. 


"Breathless, twisty, and propulsive... a striking debut."

— Megan Abbott, author of You Will Know Me


“Relentless pace, a compelling story, a truly memorable protagonist. Terrific" 

– Joseph Finder, New York Times Best-Selling Author of The Switch