Book Giveaway: “Cut to the Bone” by Jefferson Bass (US, Ends 12/14)

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About the Book

This is a forensic thriller from New York Times Bestselling author, Jefferson Bass – actually a writing team.  Jefferson Bass is two collaborating authors, Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson.  Jon Jefferson is a veteran journalist, writer, and documentary filmmaker.  Dr. Bass is a world-renowned forensic anthropologist and founded the famous, Body Farm.

I reviewed the book, “The Bone Yard” in 2011, now the authors turn back the clock to the Summer of 1992.  “Cut to the Bone” is a prequel to the New York Times Bestselling series, Body Farm.  Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton and Tennessee Senator Albert Gore launch a long-shot run for the White House.  Back in the sweltering hills of Knoxville, Dr. Brockton—the bright, ambitious young head of the Anthropology Department at the University of Tennessee—launches a macabre research facility, unlike any other on earth. He is going to study new ways to estimate the time of death using the progression of insects at the crime scene.  But Brockton’s plans to focus quietly on forensic research are derailed by a chilling case of déjà vu at a crime scene he is called to investigate.

At first, the scientist and the police chalk up the similarities in Brockton’s past investigations and the current murder to coincidence. But as more and more bodies start turning up, bearing remarkable resemblances to cases from Brockton’s past—and as the fatal injuries grow more distinctive—the death-spiral steadily tightens around Brockton himself.  And unless Brockton can find the key to his past that will unlock the killer’s identity, the death toll could be staggering.  Brockton must come face-to-face with pure evil, or everyone he holds dear could be in harm’s way.



About the Author

Jefferson Bass is actually the writing team of Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson.  Many credit the success of this series of books to the unique talents each co-author brings to the story.  The forensic expertise and the story-telling talents combine to create an authentic, cliff-hanger that appeals to the readers heart and intellect.

My Take

Once again the mystery and suspense generated by the authors make this a page-turner!  If you like Patricia Cornwell’s Kay Scarpetta, CSI, Bones, or police dramas like Castle, you will enjoy “Cut to the Bone”.  The chapters are written from the perspective of different characters and I loved that technique.  It added excitement to have the investigator as a target.  This was a great read whether you are a Body Farm fan or new to the series.

Learn More and Purchase


Harper Collins Publishers

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Disclosure: I was sent a copy of the book for review.


  1. 1

    I’ve read the first several books in the series and loved them!

  2. 2

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway! can’t wait to read ;)

  3. 3

    This would be my first.

  4. 4

    I have not read the series, but I’m always looking for new books/series to read.

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    Anita Yancey says:

    I have not read any books from the Body Farm series, this would be my first. Actually I haven’t read any of his books, but I don’t know how I have missed them since thrillers and mysteries are my favorite books. So I will now be looking into his books. Thanks for having this giveaway.

  6. 6

    I have read several and I loved everyone of them.

  7. 7
    Meghan Stith says:

    I haven’t! This would be my first! Thanks for sharing!

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    Michelle Willms says:

    I have read several of the Body Farm books. Having first learned of the Body Farm many years ago, I made it my mission to learn more. I’m a sociologist and study side by side with forensic anthropology students, so I have a love for anthropology and all things Jefferson Bass.

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    Nicole Sender says:

    Yes, I have read a book from the Body Farm series. I thought the book was great

  10. 10
    Lori Thomas says:

    I have heard of the series, but never read any. This would be my first.

  11. 11
    Vicki Wurgler says:

    I have not read any books from the Body Farm series, this would be my first

  12. 12
    Elaine Lund says:

    I have not read any books in the Body Farm series by Jefferson Bass. This is a new to me author- Thanks for the introduction and chance to win!

  13. 13

    No, I haven’t read any. This would be my first.

  14. 14

    I commented on Thanksgiving – Frozen
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    I had heard of the first book. I had forgotten they were a team.
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  16. 16

    I don’t have blog or Instagram ….but I love this raffle! I would be so thrilled to win this book! I really love that you are giving us all a chance to win it! I am a big fan of Jefferson Bass and Forensic Anthropology! I have read all but this one, and it would be so great to win my very own copy! I will be hoping! :)

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    laurie nykaza says:


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