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“Set in the Everglades, Nodarse's debut has a rich sense of place, with descriptions of the lush landscape, crocodile encounters, and tropical weather giving readers a vivid mind’s-eye viewpoint... For readers who like their thrillers literary and atmospheric.”

“A standout debut
. . . Nodarse enhances the action with indelible descriptions of the Florida setting that underline the state’s intoxicating blend of beauty and danger. S.A. Cosby fans, take note: this jagged Southern neo-noir is not to be missed.”
Publishers Weeklystarred review

“Heat practically radiates off the page. . . With indelible descriptions of its Miami setting and a three-dimensional look at life in the city’s Little Havana neighborhood, this hard-nosed thriller heralds the arrival of a major new talent.”
Publishers WeeklyBest Mystery/Thriller Books of Summer

"Cinematic and immersive, with true emotional heft, BLOOD IN THE CUT is a ferocious examination of family wounds and loyalty, of second chances scraped from the maw of a dangerous wilderness. Alejandro Nodarse has crafted a novel the way one rebuilds a classic car: one propulsive piece at a time until it flies. I'll hold the Guerra family in my heart for a very long time."
—Katie Gutierrez, bestselling author of More Than You'll Ever Know

“Set in the Florida everglades where people disappear without a trace and alligators act as clean-up men, Alejandro Nodarse’s BLOOD IN THE CUT is an intense and unflinching look at both the best and the worst of human nature; a harrowing, compelling, insightful, and deeply moving exploration of justice versus vengeance and the ephemeral nature of second chances. A stunning new voice in crime fiction, I predict we’ll be reading Nodarse for a very long time.”
 – Karen Dionne, author of the #1 international bestseller THE MARSH KING’S DAUGHTER and THE WICKED SISTER

BLOOD IN THE CUT brims with dangerous energy in the face of existential entropy. A fantastic story.”
―S. A. Cosby, New York Times bestselling author of All the Sinners Bleed

BLOOD IN THE CUT is a gripping crime novel that starkly contrasts the tropical backdrop of South Florida with the darkest elements of great noir. Alejandro Nodarse is a true rising star.”  
—Alex Segura, bestselling author of Secret Identity and the Pete Fernandez Miami Mystery series 

“Alejandro Nodarse's BLOOD IN THE CUT brings to vivid life a Cuban American world that has been invisible in literature—until now. A place of illegal hunters and deadly swamps, of competing allegiances and the violence at the brutal heart of exile. Mr. Nodarse writes with rare insight, sensitivity, and beauty. An extraordinary debut!” 
Cristina García, author of  Dreaming in Cuban, National Book Award Finalist

“Vivid, beautiful, raw and thrilling. BLOOD IN THE CUT is richly drawn, haunting and authentic. I loved it.”

—Chris Whitaker, New York Times bestselling author of We Begin at the End


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