Praise for The Cutaway

“The Newsroom” meets “GONE GIRL”

– Cosmopolitan

Publisher’s Weekly calls The Cutaway a “nail-biting first novel” with a “tenacious, lovable heroine.”  Publisher’s Weekly (starred review).

"Kovac knows her milieu and portrays it vividly in this smart, absorbing mix of media, politics, and mystery, with twists and turns to the end. An impressive debut."

– Booklist

"Breathless, twisty, and propulsive, Christina Kovac’s The Cutaway ensnares from the start and takes you on a darkly exhilarating journey that doesn’t let up until its final pages. A striking debut.

 – MEGAN ABBOTT, author of You Will Know Me

Cosmo Review of  The Cutaway

“A terrific debut that combines relentless pacing, a compelling story, and a truly memorable protagonist. The Cutaway delivers a nuanced insider’s look at TV news and the complex interplay between politics and the media.”

– JOSEPH FINDER, New York Times bestselling author of Suspicion and The Switch

“Christina Kovac brings intelligence and breathless plotting to a highly satisfying story of ambition, crime, the media, and politics. The result is sensational, in the best sense of the word.” 

– THOMAS MULLEN, author of Darktown

The Cutaway is a smart, fast-paced thriller that rolls through the murky waters of DC media and politics. Former news producer Christina Kovac makes her debut with all the panache and style you wish the evening news still had.”

– NEELY TUCKER, author of Only the Hunted Run and Washington Post national desk correspondent

“A fast-paced and exciting story set in the glitz, glamour, and danger of DC.” 


“A great story that has romance, intrigue, and great dialogue. It is also a walking tour of the nation’s capital and a peek behind the scenes of politics, justice, and the news business.”


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